October 11th, 2010
Treyton Schoch was among the visitors to Berne on Saturday for the inaugural Lehman Park Harvest Festival. He was one of many attendees to decorate pumpkins, as seen above, and to take part in other family-friendly events. Entry fees were charged for some of the competitions, with proceeds from the festival earmarked for the park's playground equipment fund. (Photo by J Swygart)
Political candidates will be running on November 2 (Election Day), but people wishing to help others in need will be walking on November 4.
Millie Deaton, who heads the Adams County office of Community and Family Services (CFS), has announced that this year's CFS-sponsored Walk for Warmth will take place in Decatur on Thursday, November 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bellmont used a pair of second half goals to fashion a 2-0 victory over South Adams in the opening game of the IHSAA boys soccer sectional at the Bellmont field Thursday night.
Madison Schultz knocked down 11 kills in 19 attempts with only two errors, adding a solo block, a block-assist and three digs to lead Bellmont to a three-game sweep of Columbia City Thursday at the BHS court.
The win clinched the NHC championship for the Squaws, who went unbeaten in league play for the fifth straight season.
In six years under Craig Krull, the Squaws are now 41-1 in the NHC.
The Adams Central High School Band has qualified for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) regional competition by virtue of receiving a “Gold” rating in the recent District Class D competition.
The judges also singled out the Squadron of Sound for one of the three top awards in its class. Adams Central received best “General Effect.”
An estimated 80 to 90 people attended a public hearing, dinner, and concert at the covered bridge near Ceylon on Thursday evening in perfect weather. Among the guests was Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks, who pointed out that the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places.
INDIANAPOLIS—"He's doing quite well and hopefully will be coming home with us today," exclaimed Roxanne Bone this morning when asked how her son, Joel, was doing at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Bone suffered a potentially critical neck injury Monday night in a junior varsity football game while playing quarterback for Marian University against Anderson University. He suffered fractures to the top two vertebrae of his cervical spine located at the very top of the spine at the base of the skull.
Paul F. "Buzz" Neal, 71, of Geneva, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County on April 12, 1939, to Waldo D. "Bud" Neal and Bernice P. Biery Neal.
Among survivors are his wife, Jane; three sons, Mark Neal of Seymour, Tennessee; Tom Neal of Fayetteville, West Virginia; and Jim Neal of Geneva; and three stepsons, Kenneth Noble Jr. of Decatur; Kevin Noble of Eaton; and Waylan Niece of Huntington.
Dennis R. Welker, 55, of Decatur, died at home on October 6, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Decatur's annual Callithumpian Parade will be an early one this year, scheduled for Monday, October 25, but the annual fireworks show may not go off at all.
Travis Alexander, representing the city's Callithumpian Committee, appeared before Decatur City Council on Tuesday night to request several street closings. In so doing, he revealed dates for the parade and fireworks.