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April 18th, 2014

Verna Sprunger

April 18, 2014

    Verna Sprunger, 89, Berne passed away Thursday evening, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
 

Christian community celebrates Good Friday

April 18, 2014

Christian community celebrates Good FridayChristians throughout the world are celebrating Good Friday today, a day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and will culminate their Holy Week celebration on Easter Sunday. Pictured above is the altar of St. Marys of the Assumption Catholic Church,  adorned for Holy Week.
Photo by Mike Lamm
 

2% pay hike for county employeees is approved

April 18, 2014

    Almost as an afterthought, the Adams County Council last week approved a wage increase of 2 percent for all county employees in the 2015 budget.

Bikes and booms: It must be summer in Decatur

April 18, 2014

    Snow was on the ground in Decatur on Tuesday morning, but that night’s city council meeting featured a wealth of talk about summer activities: the Sculpture Walk Festival, the annual Fourth of July fireworks display, and, once again, a major motorcycle event.
    The ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) of Indiana group will be back for what was formerly its Mayors Ride, now titled The Motorcycle Experience, on Sunday, June 1.

April 17th

Braves’ bats destroy Blackford in home opener, 22-1

April 18, 2014

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up the Teepee with a shellacking of Blackford, 22-1 in five innings.
    The Bruins' lone run came in the top of the first after Mason Shinabery struck out the first two batters of the game. With two outs, starting pitcher Chandler Piercy stroked a double off the fence in left, then was hit in by Scott Dodd for the 1-0 lead.

Blackford @ Bellmont, baseball webcast

April 17, 2014

    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves is set to begin at 5 p.m. but may be later due to the lateness of some schools in the extended school day period. The DDD pre-game is slated to begin at approximately 4:45 p.m. (gametime pending). 

     To view tonight's game, click the link below. Once on the game page, log in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free. Go Braves!

 

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2267246/events/2929518

Library’s Egg Tree has rich history

April 17, 2014

    The Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library is currently featuring its 63rd annual Egg Tree display, an event long on history and the meaning of its celebration.
    “The Egg Tree” by Katherine Milhous was released in 1950 and won the 1951 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration. Milhous was a Pennsylvanian Dutch author and illustrator looking to instill a tradition in others beyond Pennsylvania.

Key Stellar grant dates are rapidly approaching

April 17, 2014

    Mayor John Schultz expressed “high expectations” at Tuesday night’s city council meeting when he talked about the city’s bid for a multimillion dollar Stellar Communities grant.
    The city, one of 14 communities originally seeking the major grant, has made the final cut to six. Having laid out plans for various improvements around Decatur, city officials are now fleshing out those plans to submit its Strategic Investment Plan. It has received $10,000 from the Stellar Communities program to prepare the final plan.

City hall, PD bids to be opened soon

April 17, 2014

    Plans continue to move forward on Decatur’s city hall and police station projects.
    Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday’s city council meeting bids on the renovation of the former First State Bank building at 2nd and Monroe streets are due to be received April 30. The building will be converted into a new city hall.

April 16th

Crestview (OH) @ Bellmont, softball webcast

April 16, 2014

     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview team, click the link below. Once on the site, log in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free. Go Squaws!

 

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2267246/events/2927048

   The Patriots of Heritage will be welcomed in tonight by the Bellmont Squaws on the...
    FORT WAYNE—Again utilizing a less-than-full roster of athletes, the...
    MONROE— Adams Central scored all 17 runs after the third inning to win a...

 

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