February 2nd, 2011
A spokesman for the Indiana State Patrol said at 8:30 a.m. today that a Level 1 emergency exists in "most of the 11-county Fort Wayne district" which includes Adams County.
A Level 1 emergency means that travel is restricted to emergency personnel only, the spokesman said.
Moderate snow continued to fall throughout the district. Interstate 69 and I-469 were said to be slick and snow-covered, although passable. State and county roads are snow-covered and in some cases impassable, the patrol said.
Two Bellmont freestylers are seeded fourth for Thursday's Jay County Girls Swim Sectional Prelims, frosh Rachel Klingensmith in the 100 free and Mikayla Voglewede in the 500 freestyle.
Chloe Mock, Megan Maynard, Kelsey Link and Erin Hunter are all seeded in the top 12 for Belmont in both of their events. Sarra EVans, Peighton Morlan, Hannah Mendez, and Bailee Hankenson are seeded in the top 12 in one of their events, notes BHS coach Drew Norby.
Adams County Emergency Management Agency Director John August said this afternoon that the county would be going to code red, the second-highest alert, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Code red says the following; "Stop and think twice about driving. High winds and drifting occurring. Roads are totally snow-covered or ice-covered. County roads are mostly drifted shut and impassable.
By ERIC MANN
Because of all the white, Adams County is black — meaning Code Black for the worst-possible road and weather conditions.
Patricia L. Mansfield, 78, formerly of Decatur, a former three-term Decatur clerk-treasurer, died on Tuesday in the nursing center at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Julia McCullough, 85, formerly of Geneva, died Tuesday in Chalet Village Health and Rehabilitation Center at Berne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
When Trent McCormick brings his No. 5 rated Yorktown Tigers to Adams Central Wednesday, or on any weather-related make-up date, there's one thing he can be sure of: there will be 14 bodies and a host of coaches on the other side of the mat who will do everything humanly possible to send them back to Yorktown disappointed and defeated.
Lavera A. Fickert, 92, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 14, 1918, in Berne to Andrew and Clista (Reusser) Habegger.
Lavera married Homer “Buck” Fickert on June 7, 1952.
Lavera was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and its Women’s Guild and Friendship Circle.
TONIGHT'S COUNTY SPELLING BEE IS POSTPONED. ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. ALL RED GOLD SHIFTS ARE OFF.
Decatur received four and a half inches of snow overnight, but the big one apparently is yet to come.
The National Weather Service said one to two inches of snow is possible in the Decatur area today, followed by another two to four inches tonight.