July 29th, 2014
FOR THE FANS—Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon takes the time to appease this young fan before the race Sunday signing a replica of Gordon’s #24 car. Gordon is now a 5-time winner of the event. (Photo by Chris McCoy)
This dog nearly passes out from excitement after seeing one of his owners for the first time in nearly two years.
Amos E. Miller, Jr., 75, Bluffton, passed away at 2:08 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2104, at River Terrace Estates.
He was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Amos E. and Olive L. Miller, Sr.
Amos worked at Fleetwood Industries, Decatur, from 1974-2009, retiring with 35 years of service. He was an avid gun collector, outdoorsman and hunter.
He graduated from Petroleum High School. Amos was a member of Petroleum Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge.
The Indiana State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred Sunday that fatally injured a Decatur woman and hospitalized four others.
A brief but intense summer thunderstorm carrying extremely high winds and heavy rainfall passed through the Willshire area shortly before noon Sunday, leaving several area residents without electrical service for as much as four hours.
The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office reported no serious damage as a result of the storm, although an AEP power line was downed across Ohio 81 just east of Willshire. Evidence of wind damage to area corn fields was also present.
The annual Swiss Days Festival in Berne wrapped up its three-day run Saturday evening with the traditional grand parade Above, Hailey Wendel, the 2014 Little Miss Swiss, waves to the crowd gathered on the streets of Berne.
Betty J. (White) Roberts, 92, Decatur, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born July 12, 1922, in Decatur, to the late Homer L. and Nellie Ethyln (Myers) White.
She married Rev. Charles Ellsworth Roberts in 1947, and they pastored and travelled doing evangelism until returning to Decatur in 1954; he passed away in 1969.
The streets of Berne came alive Thursday as hundreds of people flocked the downtown area for the opening ceremonies of the 37th annual Swiss Days Festival being held through Saturday.
Mayor Bill McKean opened the event under the big top at the main stage, speaking of the rich Swiss culture in Berne and thanking the Swiss Days committee and area residents who help make the event a success year after year.
Courtney Scherer was a two-time champion at the Adams County 4-H Fair livestock auction Thursday night, netting top dollar for both her Grand Champion Adams County Born and Raised beef steer and her Grand Champion barrow. Pictured with the barrow are Nathan Scherer, Courtney Scherer and buyer Duane Franz of Beck’s Hybrids. Scherer is the daughter of Barry and Denise Scherer.