January 12th, 2012
The Decatur area was under a winter weather advisory this morning, with some slight snow accumulation expected today and one to three inches tonight. The other half of the one-two punch is much colder temperatures.
The National Weather Service says an approaching winter storm could drop more than a foot of snow on far northern Indiana and bring wind-whipped blowing and drifting snow, The Associated Press reported.
Doug Bauman of rural Geneva has formally announced his candidacy for a new term as Adams County Commissioner, District Three, on the 2012 Republican ticket.
Bauman said his major goal for the upcoming term is to keep Adams County financially sound and yet still provide services to the citizens as has been done in the past.
Donald William Arnold, 92, of Florence, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare of Florence.
He was the retired Owner of Arnold Tire Co. of Erlanger and he worked for many years for Goodyear Tire Company as well as Goodrich Tire Company. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WW II, with the rank of Tech Sgt.; a member of Hebron Lutheran Church; a Kentucky Colonel; and he enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
Betty M. Butler, 88, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Chalet Village, in Berne.
Betty was born on March 7, 1923, in Scott, Ohio.
She married Robert Butler on November 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on December 18, 2000.
Betty was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and a homemaker.
Scott O. Garrett, 41, Decatur, died on Tuesday in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born to Howard Guntle and Vietta Landers, both of Portland, but was raised by his adopted parents Allen and Roxanne (Wable) Garrett of Alexandria, all of whom survive.
On July 27, 1996, he married Becky S. Rash.
Steven Whittenbarger, 54, of Auburn, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday in Wesley Healthcare in Auburn.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
MONROE—Adams Central's eight-game winning streak ended on Tuesday in the initial round of the 89th-annual ACAC boys' tournament.
Heritage used quickness and more timely scoring, especially in the last minute, to upend the Flying Jets, 56-51. AC is 8-2 and the Patriots are 6-6.
VAN WERT—It was off to the races early and often Tuesday night for the Van Wert Cougars as they easily dismissed the visiting Bellmont Braves 69-37 in non-conference boys cage action.
The Cougars of Coach Dave Froelich nailed their first three shots of the game for a 7-0 lead and never looked back. They continued their offensive assault against the Braves by hitting 18-26 (69.2 percent) of their first half shots and it was a 20-3 run in the second period that virtually eliminated the Braves from the game.
WOODBURN—On a quest for the Coliseum, the Woodlan Warriors hosted both the boys and girls teams from South Adams in the first round of the ACAC tournament on Tuesday night with the Lady Warriors taking the opening game 58-41 and the Starfire men winning a nail-biter 67-66.
For the second consecutive year, North Adams Community Schools is offering an incentive for teachers to make retirement plans in the immediate future.
The school district is offering incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline for making that decision is only weeks away.