February 2nd, 2011
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.
How bad is it going to get?
On Monday, the day before a vast winter storm bore down, the head of emergency management in Adams County, John August, told the county commissioners that the county's emergency operations center (EOC) would be opened today at 8 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for perhaps two days of work to deal with the weather.
The EOC is located in the basement of the county jail and will be staffed at all times for as long as required, according to August.
All Adams County schools were closed today with four and one-half inches of new snow on the ground and more on the way. Tonight's county spelling bee has been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur. All three shifts at Red Gold in Geneva have been cancelled.
Bellmont earned four championships and advanced 12, rolling up 266.5 points to hold of a solid effort by South Adams Saturday at Jay, winning a 21st straight sectional wrestling crown and a spot across from Yorktown in Wednesday's Team Regional.
"We had to have every thing go perfect to have a shot, and everything went pretty well and we still fell quite a bit short," stated South Adams Coach Eric Myers, whose Starfires stacked up 228.5 points.
Basketball pairings for the 36th annual high school girls state basketball tournament were drawn Sunday evening by officials at the Indiana High School Athletic Association with both Adams Central and Bellmont drawing into the bye game of their respective tournament.