February 19th, 2014
Leroy A. Eicher, 76, rural Berne, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence.
Survivors include a son, Leroy (Lizzie) Eicher of Allen, Mich.; four daughters, Ruby (Noah) Wengerd of Salem, Martha (Amos) Schwartz of Bryant, Wilma (Tim) Schwartz of Monroe and Dena (Elmer) Wickey of Berne; two brothers, Ben (Lydia) Eicher of Carlisle, Ky. and Harvey (Amanda) Eicher of Monroe; three sisters, Salome Wengerd and Mary (Jake) Christner, both of Berne and Rosie Wickey of Middlebury; 44 grandchildren; and 58 great-grandchildren.
Diane L. Emenhiser, 69, Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her residence.
She was born April 16, 1944, in Adams County, to Loretta E. McNeal and the late Thomas L. McNeal.
Diane married Larry W. Emenhiser Oct. 6, 1962; he survives.
She was a homemaker, a waitress at 3 Kings and a retired dietician from Lutheran Hospital.
A Letter of Interest from the City of Decatur was being forwarded electronically today to the Indiana Stellar Communities program as the city seeks to receive a multi-million dollar grant to fund some sweeping changes/additions within the community.
Heaping praise on city employees who have battled through difficult working conditions during this year that has started as a wintery obstacle course, Berne Mayor Bill McKean found plenty of other positives Tuesday as he delivered his annual State of the City address during a noon luncheon hosted by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
While city workers were singled out for their individual and collective efforts during the current winter season, McKean spoke at length about 2013, which he termed “a rather exciting year.”
A massive snowman at 634 Mercer Avenue in Decatur is almost certainly smaller today than it was yesterday. Temperatures that exceeded 40 degrees, coupled with bright sunshine, began to chisel away at snow that has accumulated all across Adams County in recent weeks.
Photo by J Swygart
MONROEâ€” It was appropriate that on Senior Night that a senior would come up with the plays of the game to lead his team to victory.
Alex Byerly went from would-be goat to hero in the final seconds Tuesday night to give Adams Central a thrilling 53-52 non-conference win over Southwood as he not only stopped what appeared was going to be an easy Southwood lay-up but then knocked down the game-winning free throw with 5.2 seconds to play.
Tonight Bellmont hosts another Braves team in the form of Blackhawk Christian for a varsity basketball contest. To view the game live or afterwards on the archive, simply click the link below, then log in with a username and password for the free service. The pregame show will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. or when the JV game has completed. Go Bellmont!
Michael E. Bohrer, 60, Monroeville, passed away at 11:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence, following a period of failing health.
He was born Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1953, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Edward Bohrer and Freda V. (Hughes) Smith; who survives. He married Vicki Adams; she passed away Sept. 2, 2013, in Texas.
Donald R. Worley, 74, South Whitley, passed away at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born March 17, 1939, in Illinois, the son of the late Marion and Viola (Andre) Worley. He married the late Wanda Lee Brunner March 1, 1966, in Warsaw.
Another 2-inches of snow, another round of closures for Adams County schools thanks to strong winds that caused drifting on county roads.
Adams County was on a travel watch advisory this morning as county roads, particularly north and south roads, continue to drift. A watch means road conditions are threatening to public safety and only essential travel, such as to and from work and emergency situations, is recommended.