February 19th, 2014
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.
— Adams Woodcrest-Independent Living celebrated Valentine’s Day Friday and residents had the opportunity for two weeks leading up to that day to vote for their king and queen. The winners were Melvin and Theresa McBarnes of the Villas at Woodcrest.
A half-dozen or more bald eagles were observed along the banks of the Wabash River near Huntington, just a short drive west of Adams County, on Sunday. River Road, which follows the river from the small town of Andrews to the outskirts of Huntington, yielded several sightings of the majestic birds as they perched along the river.
Photo by J Swygart
BERNE— It’s been a long time coming for South Adams, but the girls basketball program has had some success recently. The high school team went a tidy 13-7 this season under second-year coach Brett Freeman and it seems that there is more help on the way in the underclassmen.
Larry J. Agler, 68, Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence.
He married Bonnie Miller Sept. 23, 1965, in Middle Point, Ohio.
Larry retired from Dolco Packaging in Decatur.
Surviving are three children, Larry "Jay" (Julia) Agler, Vicky (Craig) Kiracofe and Amy(Chad) Adams, all of Van Wert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory in Van Wert.