September 26th, 2014
The annual United Way Kickoff event was held Thursday at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne, with Executive Director Mari Sanders and co-chairs Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil outlining the goals for the 2014 pledge drive.
Kicking off the event was Pastor Donald Sauls of Peace Lutheran Church and Compassionate Ministries, along with Adams County residents Jaun and Lisa Martinez, who spoke of the help they have received through Compassionate Ministries.
A quick 45-minute meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees was held Wednesday night at the Adams Evergreen facility, with yet another positive financial report for the previous month delivered.
Tonight Squaws volleyball travels to Carroll for what could be the most important NHC match-up of the season against the perennially challenging Chargers. The JV contest will kick off the night around 6 p.m. with the varsity contest about half an hour after.
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With little fanfare, Adams County Commissioners cleared a major hurdle in locating the proposed new county jail on property owned by the Miller Family Trust on the southwest side of Decatur. The commissioners on Monday approved a notice to exercise their option to purchase the 162-acre tract of land along Winchester Street.
Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier was in the audience during Monday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, but waited until the end of the lengthy session before deciding to speak. Collier’s father, Dave, owns the Collier Insurance building on 3rd Street, which has been the subject of conversation by county officials connected with its possible purchase as a site for the planned superior court complex.
Homecoming festivities will take place at Bellmont High School Friday night when the Braves host the Carroll Chargers. Pictured above are members of BHS Homecoming Court. In front, from left, are seniors Meagan O’Campo, Amberly Gutierrez and Lauren Albert. In back, from left, are Oliver Gehres, sophomore: Austin O’Campo, junior; seniors Jordan Amacker, Garrett Schieferstein, Nicholas Do Valle Cordosa and Vince Faurote; Leah Hummer, junior; Alyssa Brune, sophomore; and Jillian Roth, freshman.
A FIRST TIME FOR ALL GREAT THINGS— For the third straight season, the Bellmont Squaws golf team has advanced to the regional finals but this season BHS hoisted the trophy as the first place team for the first time in school history. Above, the Squaws pose with their hardware and ribbons (L-R): Morgan Ellsworth, Rylee Hamilton, Emma Ainsworth, Macy Phegley, Lexy Norby, and coach Andy Heim. (Photo provided)
After three weeks of Pigskin Picks, Virginia Haugk sits atop the overall standings at 67 points thanks to a 23-point boost this week. The week three winner was Todd McGill as he correctly guessed the tie-breaker score of 46* points between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. He was also the only entry to miss only one game this week.
Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.
Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, Hoagland, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
Elna was born on Friday, Feb. 26, 1926, in Allen County to the late Gerhardt and Lydia (Witte) Schaper. She married her husband of 67 years, Gerald Fuhrmann, May 31, 1947, in New Haven; he survives in Fort Wayne.
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