February 21st, 2014
Bud E. Case,72, Decatur, whose wife, Beverly, was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in Decatur in September of 2013, has been awarded $550,000 from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and $100,000 from one of its employees as part of an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging negligence in Beverly Case’s death.
Mrs. Case died Sept. 18, 2013, one day after she was struck while attempting to cross Monroe Street, near its intersection with 5th Street, as a pedestrian.
A standing-room-only crowd packed the meeting room of the Adams County Plan Commission Thursday evening, with most of the more than 60 people in attendance there to speak out against a proposed large-scale hog operation planned for the outskirts of Pleasant Mills.
After more than two hours of discussion and debate, a decision on the controversial hog farm was merely pushed down the road by a month when the commission tabled the matter until its March 20 meeting.
John Minch has been appointed as the newest member of the Adams County Election Board. Minch, the former mayor of Berne, was appointed to the election panel by Adams County Democratic Party Chairman Barb Engle to replace Alan Baumgartner, who died this week. Minch attended his first board meeting Thursday afternoon. He is pictured with County Clerk and board member Gayla Reinhart.
Photo by J Swygart
Alan S. Baumgartner, 74, Geneva, died Wednesday in Pyramid Point Rehabilitation in Indianapolis.
Funeral services are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Irene M. Grove, 90, Decatur, died Wednesday, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Vera M. Mattax, 83, Decatur, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at Hearth and Home in Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Adams County, to the late Chancy and Lillian B. (Bohren) Yoder.
Vera married D. Vaughn Mattax April 23, 1955; he died in January of 2005.
She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church. She worked for Dunbar and Old Fort Supply. Vera was a member of the Scrambling Squares Square Dance Club.
The beat goes on: Snow; bitter cold; water main breaks; water line freezeups; streets which are rough and rutted (and lately, full of slush); big winds. And coming next: Potholes; actually, more potholes.
City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert outlined for city council at its meeting Tuesday night the ongoing battle with the winter of 2013-14, which has the city near-record snowfall.
Investments in the stock market can be both profitable and lucrative, so long as one is patient and does not expect to see large gains on a quarterly basis, according to Jim O’Donnell, an executive in residence at Huntington University. O’Donnell was the featured speaker Wednesday morning at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Breakfast, held in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital.
— Randy Clements and his faithful companion Dylan enjoyed a sunny stroll down Mix Avenue in Decatur Thursday morning. Rising temperatures and sunshine have brought residents outdoors this week after a seemingly endless string of days with temperatures that hovered around zero.
"Out of the three kids, two got their best possible draws," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote after reviewing the IHSAA State Finals pairings.
Bellmont will send three to state Friday and Adams Central two, and four of the five have decent paths, and the fifth, BHS senior Logan Neher at 145, has been wrestling at such a high level that is definitely not a stretch for him to go out and beat the No. 4 rated Isaac Rentas of Merrillville.