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October 22nd, 2014

SA fall concert series begins

October 22, 2014

     Members of the middle school and high school instrumental band classes at South Adams Schools performed in concert Tuesday evening in the high school  gymnasium with a large crowd on hand.


Meyer to make Ireland trip

October 22, 2014

ON TO THE IRISH PITCH— Former Bellmont and University of Saint Francis standout, Sam Meyer, is making the trip to Dublin, Ireland in January to attend a high-profile soccer combine that will feature some of the best and brightest upcoming talent in the sport. Sam’s goal is to become a professional soccer player and the 10-day showcase tour will have scouts from several different leagues searching for impact players to sign to their squads. Go Sambo! (Photo provided)

October 21st

Pigskin Picks, week seven

October 21, 2014

  Week seven of Pigskin Picks featured all three brackets that missed just one game enter the money including Richard St. John who nailed the tie-break score of 54* points, Susan Anweiler who took second guessing 52, and Craig Krull who climbs the overall standings once again with a 41. After seven weeks of play, ????? leads with a total of ???? points. 

Week 7 results: 

Vicki Macy

October 21, 2014

    Vicki (Petty) Macy, 58, Linn Grove, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Hospital. She was born in Big Springs, Texas, on Dec. 10, 1955, to the late Charles and Mary Jane LeGrand Petty. She married Bryan H. Macy on Feb. 4, 1983; he survives.
    Among survivors are daughter, Lena Elliott of Orleans; granddaughter, Elvira Elliott; sister; Jenny (Tony) Hitchens of Poneto; and four brothers, Chuck (Cindy) Petty of Bluffton; Steve (Cathy) Petty of Bluffton; and Sam Petty of Bluffton; and David Petty of Ossian.

Fall colors a treat for area residents

October 21, 2014

     Autumn’s color show was likely at its peak late last week, with these horses surrounded by the yellows, oranges and reds that briefly put on a show in Adams County. The photo looks west off Ohio-Indiana State Line Road south of C.R. 900S.


4-H soup, sandwich event is Nov. 8

October 21, 2014

     The Adams County Fair Board, along with the 4-H Council, Adams County Extension Board and 4-H Clubs, will hold the fourth annual 4-H soup and sandwich and auction fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 4-H Expo Hall in Monroe. All proceeds from the meal and auction will be used for fairgrounds improvements and upkeep.
     The meal will consist of 4-H chili or chicken noodle soup; sloppy Joe, ham, hotdogs and coney dogs; drinks and soft serve ice-cream. Free will donations for the meal will be accepted.

A night at the museum

October 21, 2014

     Chandler Thomas checked out decorations at the Adams County Historical Museum over the weekend. The museum will be open to the public Friday and Saturday and and again Oct. 30-Nov 1 from 6-10 p.m. All three floors of the museum are decorated for Halloween, using items from the collection of Mabel Miller.  Museum will also host Trick or Treaters on Halloween Night from 6-8 pm. The Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours are now sold out.


October 20th

Barkey is called on, literally, to answer council’s wage questions

October 20, 2014

    Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey was literally called before the Adams County Council last week as they attempted to tie up loose ends before considering the approval of the 2015 budget.
    Councilors questioned why all 15 maintenance workers were being paid the same $17.08 hourly rate regardless of their years of service, and why there was a line item in his budget that offered an apparent 60-cent bonus to those same employees.    

BHS to honor are veterans in ceremony set for Nov. 11

October 20, 2014

     Area veterans are invited to attend a special Veterans Day program at Bellmont High School’s Erekson Theatre on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
    A hospitality room with refreshments will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a provided lunch in the library. The featured speaker will be Dennis Covert, a Vietnam Navy veteran and member of the board of directors for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. To register, call 724-7121 and push option 7, or by email at

Family Fall Harvest Party held Sunday at The Bridge

October 20, 2014

     The Bridge Community Church in Decatur held its Family Fall Harvest Party Sunday evening as one of the first events of this year’s Callithumpian Festival. Food, games and indoor trick-or-treating were part of the event.


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