May 3rd, 2013
Adams County school districts, as well as those across several states, are rescheduling and retaking tests that were interrupted Monday and Tuesday.
Thousands of students in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Oklahoma have been kicked offline while taking tests in recent weeks, postponing the testing schools planned for months and raising concerns about whether the glitches will affect scores, The Associated Press reported.
Dozens of Decatur residents devoted the middle of their day to prayer by the Peace Monument on Thursday, in keeping with the National Day of Prayer.
The noontime observance was held by the Decatur Ministerial Association.
Dr. Robert Brink of Decatur Church of God opened the service by explaining the need for prayer in everyone's life.
Coming off an emotional win against Heritage on Wednesday night, the Braves turned their attention to the visiting Carroll Chargers at home on Thursday but a seven-run sixth inning spelled doom for Bellmont in a 9-1 loss.
Through five innings, Jordan Hilyard was throwing a gem of a baseball game allowing seven hits scattered around holding the Chargers to just two runs and Bellmont trailed by just a run at 2-1.
Tonight's game begins at 6:30 p.m. To view the webcast at approximately that time, simply click on the link below. Once on the livestream site, fill out a username and password and log in to the free service. Then sit back and enjoy the game. Go Braves!
Franklin H. Akins, 77, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
He married Ruby Lee, who preceded him in death on September 12, 1974. Franklin then married Patricia R. Wissler on December 28, 1984, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
Franklin retired in 1983 from International Harvester.
Jeanne W. Azbell, 95, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jeanne was born on July 2, 1917, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Covington and Elinor (Arnold) Westlake.
On April 14, 1943, she married Joseph F. Azbell; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2003.
Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Rebecca Circle. She was also a homemaker and became a registered nurse in 1938, working at Youngstown Hospital.
Ralph Cornely, 59, of Decatur, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence.
Ralph was born September 18, 1953, in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Jack M. and M. Maxine (Moudy) Cornely.
He was a 1972 graduate of Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio. He worked as a sales consultant for Zurcher Tire in Monroe for 30 years. Ralph loved his cats and his photography. He had a side business with his brother-in-law, John, called Archer Photography, on which he spent a great deal of time.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Decatur Church of Christ for Olive M. Miller, 90, of Decatur, who passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012, in the Village of Heritage in Monroeville. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church, with Pastor David Rea officiating.
Olive was born Sunday, May 14, 1922, in Michigan, to the late Wilford A. and Gertrude (Burch) Zurbrugg.
Estella Nussbaum, 86, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are three sons, Art (Carolyn) Nussbaum of Berne, Denver (Jane) Nussbaum and Marvin (Lisa) Nussbaum, both of Monroe ;and two daughters, Arlene (John "Butch") Amstutz of Geneva and Sharon (Tim) Stine of Lake Panosoffkee, Fla.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Burial will follow in Mazelin Cemetery, rural Berne.
The Adams County Farm Service Agency office is currently without a director, and will be for the foreseeable future, according to Indiana FSA Director Julia Wickard.
A hiring freeze that has been in place at the federal level since December of 2012 prevents the United States Department of Agriculture from filling the vacancy, Wickard said.
The state director said Adams is not the only county in Indiana to currently be without a full-time director.