June 5th, 2012
For the first time since 1976, the Bellmont Braves' golf team will be playing in the regional finals thanks to a second place finish at Timberidge, Norwell's course, on Friday night.
The qualifying is Bellmont's third regional berth in school history with the only others being in '72 and '76.
Dorothy Bixler, 96, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Tuesday, April 4, 1916, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Anna (Bultemeier) Heckman.
She married Roy Bixler on October 18, 1947, in Adams County; he passed away on June 5, 2010.
Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Bingen, where she was active in the Ladies Guild. She was also a past president of General Electric's Elex Club.
Mary Ann Miller, 73, rural Decatur, died Sunday at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Walter E.L. Schwartz, 16, Monroe, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, due to a construction accident.
He was born to Walter L. and the late Elma Schwartz on April 7, 1996, in Adams County.
He is survived by his father, Walter L. Schwartz; three sisters, Arlene E.L.; Lorene E.L.; and Darlene E.L. Schwartz, all of Monroe; and a brother, Roman E.L. Schwartz, Monroe.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ben V. Schwartz residence, 50 S 502 W, Monroe.
It was a picture perfect day, with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, as Adams County's three high schools passed out diplomas to around 350 students on Sunday — Graduation Day!
Smiles were everywhere and the cheers and whistles were plentiful, too, as three gymnasiums held spectators wishing to offer congratulations to their favorite students.
All three held ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m.
The Decatur Farmers Market will begin its fourth season next Thursday and for the second year in a row will be located at Riverside Center, where ample parking is available for vendors, Chamber of Commerce officials have announced.
The hours will remain the same as last year, with the market opening at 3:30 p.m. and continuing until 6:30.
Participants provide their own tables and covering, if desired, and there is no fee for vendors.
Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Steve Krull recently presented a five-year master plan for the city and county park systems to Adams County Council.
In his report, Krull stated that the process has been over a year in the making and was a joint effort between the city and county park departments.
GREENTOWN—First it was the sectional, then it was the regional.
Adams Central softball teams had NEVER won either tournament in the history of the IHSAA softball post-season play. So the team that was 6-11 at mid-season put on a surge of epic proportions in May and ended up with both titles.
Ben Baker had struggled with the bat all day, but it was the Bellmont senior catcher who singled in the winning run in the last of the fifth inning Saturday night that sent the Braves to a 5-4 victory over Hamilton Heights and a 3A Regional championship before a large crowd on the BHS diamond.
A Farmland, Indiana, man who was recently sentenced in Adams County Circuit Court to 15 years in an Indiana prison has a long criminal history, according to Adams County Prosecutor Christopher E. Harvey.
On May 25, Roy V. Wells, 64, pleaded guilty in Adams Circuit Court to burglary.
According to court information, on May 20, 2011, a rural Adams County family returned home to discover someone had broken into their home and two large containers of coins were missing.