February 20th, 2014
The beat goes on: Snow; bitter cold; water main breaks; water line freezeups; streets which are rough and rutted (and lately, full of slush); big winds. And coming next: Potholes; actually, more potholes.
City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert outlined for city council at its meeting Tuesday night the ongoing battle with the winter of 2013-14, which has the city near-record snowfall.
Investments in the stock market can be both profitable and lucrative, so long as one is patient and does not expect to see large gains on a quarterly basis, according to Jim O’Donnell, an executive in residence at Huntington University. O’Donnell was the featured speaker Wednesday morning at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Breakfast, held in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital.
— Randy Clements and his faithful companion Dylan enjoyed a sunny stroll down Mix Avenue in Decatur Thursday morning. Rising temperatures and sunshine have brought residents outdoors this week after a seemingly endless string of days with temperatures that hovered around zero.
"Out of the three kids, two got their best possible draws," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote after reviewing the IHSAA State Finals pairings.
Bellmont will send three to state Friday and Adams Central two, and four of the five have decent paths, and the fifth, BHS senior Logan Neher at 145, has been wrestling at such a high level that is definitely not a stretch for him to go out and beat the No. 4 rated Isaac Rentas of Merrillville.
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.