The first arctic blast of winter 2014-15 has hit — and hit hard — in Adams County, setting a new record for low temperatures and creating hazardous driving conditions.
With a high temperature in Decatur of only 17 degrees Tuesday, the previous record of 24 degrees fell to the wayside. And as the day wore on, howling winds created even more issues, not the least of which was a minus-5 degree wind chill.
Normal temperatures this time of year are usually in the upper 40s.
Algernon Wickenham (Jacob Burns) talks to his cousin, Chloe Custardine, (Sierra Mendoza) during dress rehearsal for the Bellmont High School Theatre Troupe’s presentation of “While the Lights Were Out” Saturday and Sunday in the Erekson Theatre. The curtain opens for two performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his team’s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
All Adams County schools are running on schedule this morning. However, neighboring Jay County Schools are operating on a 3 hour delay this morning, while Crestview Local, Parkway Local and Van Wert City schools are all running on a 2 hour delay.
Tonight the Squaws host Bishop Dwenger at the Teepee for a girls basketball contest. The varsity is slated to begin around 7:30 p.m. The time of the broadcast is subject to delays due to the new 7-minute JV quarter system so please be patient as we will begin the broadcast shortly after.
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Sister Ancilla Lengerich, CSA, (Teresa Mary Lengerich) died peacefully Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Teresa Mary was born in Decatur June 11, 1920, to Clement Lengerich and Catherine Gase Lengerich. She was one of five children, one boy and four girls. Two of her sisters also entered religious life, becoming Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, and one sister married; her brother was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.
James Karl Lough, 79, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Adams Woodcrest.
He was born on Sunday, Aug.11, 1935, in Decatur, to the late Frank and Katheryn Shell.
James was a member of the V.F.W. Post 6236 in Decatur. He was a mechanic for Paul Reidenbach for more than 40 years, and served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his sisters, Donna (Gary) Heckert and Maxine Brickley, both of Decatur.
William A. “Bill” Lykins, 66, Portland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
He had worked at General Electric in Decatur for 23 years.
Among survivors are his wife, Carol Lykins; two sons, Scott (Lisa) Lykins of Bryant and Chad (Briggett) Lykins of Portland; daughter, Amy (Jamie) Shaneyfelt of Portland; brother, David (Judy) Ferguson of Fort Wayne; sister, Roseanna Moore of Ridgeville; and 10 grandchildren.
Rev. John L. Pennell, 81, Willshire, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence. John was born in New Lexington, Ohio, April 21, 1933, to the late Howard L. and Virgie M. (Northup) Pennell. He married Janice S. Stanley Dec. 24, 1953; she preceded him in death on May 15, 2014.
John and Janice were members of Decatur Church of God. He was a minister with the Church of God, Anderson Affiliation for more than 35 years. John received his bachelor's degree from Anderson University. He was a member of the American Legion.