July 25th, 2014
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.
County Engineer Tim Barkey has reported Piqua Road will be closed, beginning Monday, between C.R. 100E and Monmouth Road as Co-State Construction begins repairs to a bridge approach at Caffee Ditch. The road will be closed for approximately two weeks.
Officials at the Adams Memorial Hospital recently received what is thought to be one of the largest donations in hospital history as the Evelyn Kauffman Estate bestowed a check for $554,243 to be used for the benefit of patients at the Decatur facility.
The reaction by 21-month-old Katelyn Garner to spotting the cows during her first-ever visit to the 4-H Fair was one of great excitement. Katelyn is the daughter of Eric and Jodi Garner of Decatur.
The Adams County 4-H Fair will conclude it’s five-day run today with the annual livestock auction, slated to begin at 4 p.m. In this photo, Philip Fisher sits proudly astride a John Deere tractor at the fairgrounds Wednesday.
Grover W. Heckert, 58, Monroe, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
He was born Friday, Nov. 11, 1955, the son of the late James and Lillian (Lintemoot) Heckert.
Grover married Nancy M. Tinkham Brown June 7, 1987, in Monroe; she survives.
Floats and marching bands and, of course, a few politicians were part of the lineup as the annual Adams County 4-H Fair parade wound its way through Monroe Tuesday evening. The fair entered its final two days today and will be culminated with the livestock auction sale beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The June 21 benefit auction to raise money for the Golden Meadows Home Special Needs Resident Fund was “the most successful ever,” Administrator Tom Magnan reported to the Adams County Commissioners at their meeting Monday.
The auction, the 20th annual benefit event held at the county facility, netted $7,665, Magnan told commissioners. He stated the auction itself grossed $6,904, while food sales ($485.91), a pair of raffles ($234) and $625 in cash donations brought total revenues to $8,249.
The 2014 Royal and Distinguished 4-H Ambassadors were crowned at the Adams County 4-H Fair Tuesday evening. Pictured at left is the Distinguished Ambassador Carley Myers. Shown at right is Royal Ambassador Emily Brite.