March 5th, 2014
The city of Decatur’s twin projects to provide funding for renovation of a building to be used for a new city hall plus the construction of an all-new police station continued moving ahead at city council’s meeting Tuesday night.
Adams County Sanitarian and Environmental Director Terry Smith, along with Health Board Attorney Adam Miller, appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday evening to address lingering concerns associated with the infestation of bed bugs reported at Geneva Shores Apartments by area residents.
Five Bellmont High School seniors kept a tradition alive by walking down U.S. 224 from Decatur to Norwell High School Tuesday in show of support to the BHS basketball team, which opened sectional tournament play. The trek reportedly took four hours and 15 minutes. Driving the escort truck was Jimmy Sheets, while walkers included Tyler Fenwick, Ross Smith, Jordan Corral, Alex Diaz and Connor Martz. The Braves’ tourney trail ended with a 52-27 loss to Columbia City.
KINGSLAND— The hosting Norwell Knights and Columbia City Eagles advanced with victories on Tuesday night in the opening round of sectional play.
After Norwell dominated the opener against Heritage, 79-43, the Eagles shot 18-32 (56%) from the field to efficiently end the Bellmont Braves' season in a 52-27 rout.
J. Alvin Buchanan, 73, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 10:53 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Monday, Dec. 2, 1940, in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of the late Claude and Virginia (Eley) Buchanan. He married the late Helen P. Van Over April 23, 1961, in the Southside Church of Christ located in Fort Wayne; she passed away July 25, 2011.
Alvin was a member of Fort Recovery Church of Christ and a former member of Willshire Sportsman Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening.
“We had the privilege of plowing some more snow yesterday,” Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel quipped when beginning his report to the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting in the Service Complex Monday afternoon.
— Maycie Roop, a first-grader in Linda Wellman’s class at Southeast Elementary School, eats “green eggs and ham” as part of a Read Across America celebration for the birthday of author Dr. Seuss.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silvers, 240 N 13th st. in Decatur, is officially closed.
Monday, passersby could observe the signs coming down and a one line announcement, “closed,” on the display board.
The Northeast Hoosier Conference released its list of All-Conference girls basketball teams this week with one Bellmont Squaws player making the list amongst 27 total recipients.
Courtney Scherer, the lone senior on a Bellmont team that struggled this season going winless, made honorable mention along with four other seniors, freshman Lanie Allen from East Noble, and sophomore Skylar Ostrowski from DeKalb.
Eileen M. Freeby, 82, Fort Wayne, a former longtime resident of Decatur, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the Woodview Healthcare Center in Fort Wayne, where she had been a resident for the past year.
Eileen was born Thursday, July 23, 1931, in Preble, the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Adele I. (Graft) Bieberich. She married Daniel Robert Freeby June 7, 1953, in the Zion Lutheran Church-Decatur; he passed away Dec. 23, 1992.