After months of snowflakes, snowdrops are a welcome change. The early spring flowers are of the genus Galanthus, which includes about 20 flowers, most of which bloom in winter before the vernal equinox (March 20-21 in the northern hemisphere). The flowers shown above were photographed Friday, but had bloomed prior to that.
With the perfect bracket long gone, the March Madness bracket challenge rolls on with the end of the second round nearing a close. For time consuming reasons (189 brackets!!!) the results are accurate through 24 of the 32 games on Friday evening. The best score out of 24 was three brackets with 20 correct games guessed. A majority of the brackets were in the 17-18 point range.
Raymond "Ray" Conrad, 76, Decatur, passed away at his residence March 20, 2014.
He was born April 16, 1937 in Allen County to Roy and Helen (Schroeder) Conrad.
He married Karin (Ohm) Conrad Oct. 30, 1958, in Berlin, Germany.
Terry L. Sieger, 66, Woodburn, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1947, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Leon Sieger and Patricia (Gaffer) Sieger.
Terry married his first wife, Ann F. Adams Aug. 30, 1969; she passed away Jan. 2, 2000. Terry then married Lesa Hunt, his 13 years companion, Feb. 16, 2014; she survives.
Despite the objections of many of the 60-plus residents in attendance, the Adams County Plan Commission on Thursday evening signed off on a proposed large-scale hog operation on the outskirts of Pleasant Mills, clearing the way for more than 9,000 head of hogs to be raised there.
Dakota Pugsley of South Adams High School, left, and Dakota Strader of Adams Central worked together this week at the Habitat for Humanity dwelling being completed in Berne to hold a large section of wallboard steady while using a router to cut around a window. Both students are part of the Building Trades class at AC.
The Decatur Housing Authority has announced the opening of the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list. The DHA will accept applications only on April 21-22 between the hours of 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Applications will be available and accepted at the Adams Public Library, 128 S. 3rd St., Decatur.
Applications may be completed at the library. No verifications are needed to complete the applications. An eligibility briefing will be held at a later date at the Fort Wayne Housing Authority office.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on Wednesday announced the city of Decatur and five other Indiana communities have been named as finalists for the 2014 Stellar Communities Program grants.
In addition to Decatur, finalists included the cities of Huntington, Marion, Mount Vernon and Wabash and the town of Nashville.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Mawhorr gave an educational presentation about heroin in Adams County and throughout the region Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
“Heroin is here and it’s not going anywhere,” he said of the latest drug craze to sweep through the area.