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March 25th, 2014

Frederick K. Ehlerding

March 25, 2014

    Frederick K. Ehlerding, 78, Decatur, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center located in Decatur.
    Fred was born Friday, Aug. 9, 1935, in Adams County, the son of the late Gilbert and Ruth (Franke) Ehlerding. 
    He married Judith Froning; she passed away Nov. 8, 2011.
    Fred was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church-Preble.

Roger Scott

March 25, 2014

    Roger Scott, 76, Berne, died at his residence Sunday, March 23, 2014, after a six month illness.
    He was born Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1937, in Wells County the son of the late Garland and Emma (Tucker) Scott.

Disparity of bids baffles officials

March 25, 2014

    Bids were opened during the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon for the installation of a new culvert on C.R. 600W between C.R. 100N and C.R. 200N. County Engineer Tim Barkey open the nine submitted bids for the project, and the wide range of disparity reflected in those bids baffled even the most veteran of county officials.

Spring Break bowling in Geneva

March 25, 2014

Collin Shaffer, 12, Geneva, spent the first day of spring break at Spare Time Lanes in Berne Monday as part of the annual Park and Recreation’s Family-Friendly Spring Break activities taking place this week throughout the county.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews

Spring beak at APLS-Decatur

March 25, 2014

The Adams Public Library-Decatur tackled the first day of spring break with Easter suncatcher crafts (below). Children joining in on the activity, from left, were Monroe residents Aryianna, Brock and Brielle Amstutz with mom Christina Habegger. The library was packed with youngsters and adults taking advantage of the free events scheduled throughout the break.

Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

Adams County spring break calendar

March 25, 2014

    Adams County is set to offer a variety of fun family activities during this year’s spring break, March 22-29.
    Villa Lanes Bowling Alley in Decatur will offer bowling for all ages in a smoke-free environment. Paying bowlers receive a free soft drink. The cost of the event is $2.75 per game/ $10 per hour/ $1 shoe rentals per person.

March 24th

Town Hall meeting is now April 9

March 24, 2014

    With the announcement of the city being named a finalist in the process for an Indiana Stellar Communities grant on the minds of many city residents, Decatur Mayor John Schultz said the time is right for a community-wide conversation.
    The town hall meeting, originally scheduled for April 8, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. April 9 at the Riverside Center so as not to coincide with the North Adams Board of Education meeting set for April 8.

A refreshing change

March 24, 2014

A slew of youngsters hit the playground Friday afternoon to enjoy temperatures which exceeded 60 degrees. Among them were George Curtis (2), in front. In back are  Easton Curtis (6),  Cane Miller (10) and Elijah Robertson (8).
Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

Snowdrops a welcome change

March 24, 2014

After months of snowflakes, snowdrops are a welcome change. The early spring flowers are of the genus Galanthus, which includes about 20 flowers, most of which bloom in winter before the vernal equinox (March 20-21 in the northern hemisphere). The flowers shown above were photographed Friday, but had bloomed prior to that.
 

March 21st

March Madness contest 2nd round results

March 21, 2014

    With the perfect bracket long gone, the March Madness bracket challenge rolls on with the end of the second round nearing a close. For time consuming reasons (189 brackets!!!) the results are accurate through 24 of the 32 games on Friday evening. The best score out of 24 was three brackets with 20 correct games guessed. A majority of the brackets were in the 17-18 point range. 
 
    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...