Jay H. Gould of rural Berne, who has been an agricultural advisor and spokesman in Adams County as a federal government employee, will retire soon after a career lasting longer than 40 years.
He is currently head of the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Decatur, where a retirement party will be held on Tuesday, December 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That office is located at 975 S. 11th St.
An announcement about the event says the FSA staff offers Gould "good luck and best wishes for his future."
MONROE—"Maverick" was a 1960s western television series about happy-go-lucky brothers doing heroic acts.
On Saturday night, Maverick "Bomber" Baumer played the role of a midwestern hero, with a big assist from stellar free throwing by three teammates, as Adams Central claimed a 59-50 win over Lakewood Park.
NEW HAVEN—A rare and unusual call went against the Bellmont Squaws with just 20 seconds remaining in a tie ball game Saturday night and the result ended up with the New Haven Bulldogs gaining a 38-35 triumph in regulation play.
Melissa J. “Missy” Baker, 34, of Ossian, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on December 8, 1976, in Bluffton to the late “Jack” Harrison and Dorothy (Perry) Harrison.
She worked as a dental assistant at Decatur Dental Services.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and attended Life Community Church.
David Alpha Barkley, 83, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
He was born on August 19, 1927, in Monroeville to Alpha Barkley and Florence (Foust) Barkley.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jovetta Barkley.
David was the owner and operator of Barkley Tires in Wears Valley, Tennessee, and attended Valley View Baptist Church.
Andres Villegas, 8, of Geneva, died Saturday evening in a traffic accident in Mercer County, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Adeline S. Schwartz, 57, of rural Geneva, died Thursday at home.
She was born to Sam D. and Katie Graber, who are deceased.
Among survivors are her husband, Henry H.K. Schwartz; one daughter, Mrs. Cornelius (Sarah D.A.) Troyer of rural Geneva; and her stepmother, Wilma A. Graber of rural Norwood, New York.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home, 1903 E. County Rd. 1000 South, with burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery, rural Geneva.
Based on preliminary budget assumptions for 2011, Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) expects to be about a half million dollars in the black at the end of the year.
Adams Health Network (AHN) Executive Director Marvin L. Baird told members of the AHN board of trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, "I feel very comfortable with the budget we're going to show you."
That budget projects net revenue of $50,556,320 with expenses of $49,992,907 for a balance of $563,413 in the black.
The United Way of Adams County is operating a food and paper products drive in partnership with several businesses in the county to aid local food banks.
Boxes have been placed at a number of locations around the county, including the following: Edward Jones offices, Common Ground Church, Community Markets, M&M Market in Geneva, Eichhorn Jewelry, Zurcher Tire, Decatur police and fire departments.
FORT WAYNE — In a bout both sides considered a swing match, Bellmont junior Dewey Melcher headlocked Jeff Clark, scoring one of five Bellmont pins in a 39-31 victory over Carroll Thursday at the Chargers' gym.
Melcher actually trailed 2-0 going into the second period and was on top of Clark, who tried to scramble out but was caught by Melcher, who finally go the trip he wanted and put the match away in 2:48, giving the Braves an impressive 27-13 lead.