Eight young people who volunteer to work at Andy and Friends Coney Bar in downtown Decatur were among numerous people who recently gathered at that business to hold a thank-you party for Rick Koester, a teacher for decades at Bellmont Middle School.
The young people were his students a few years ago and they join many other current a former students in holding Koester in high regard for his career.
Flowers were one of the lead products for sale as the third year of local farmers markets opened in Decatur on Thursday.
A total of 17 vendor booths were stationed on the parking lot of Riverside Center, where the market is being held this year for the first time.
The market will be open each Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. into the fall to sell homegrown foods, flowers, plants, etc. as well as handmade craft items.
Food and beverages are also available.
Three hundred and 81 high school seniors in Adams County are eligible for graduation this Sunday at Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams high schools.
All three ceremonies will start at 2 p.m.
Bellmont has 210 candidates for graduation, Adams Central 84, and South Adams 87.
Tuesday was South Adams' final day of classes. Adams Central's last day for students was Thursday, with teachers due today for the final time this school year.