April 18th, 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.