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March 6th, 2014

Record number of new 4-H beef members this year

March 6, 2014

A county-record 14 first-year beef members signed up for participation in this year’s Adams County 4-H program and were among 4-Hers who checked in 90 head of beef steers, commercial heifers and dairy steers during Saturday’s weigh-in at the fairgrounds in Monroe.
Photo by J Swygart
 

March 5th

Larry R. Ternet

March 5, 2014

    Larry R. Ternet, 73, Monroeville, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Tuesday, March 12, 1940, in Monroeville, to the late Robert W. and LaVerne M. (Reuille) Ternet. He married Jean D. Wass Jan. 12, 1963, in St. Rose Catholic Church, Monroeville; she survives.
    Larry served his country in the United States Air Guard in France during the Berlin Crisis.

Decatur council preps for sale of bonds

March 5, 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.

Bed bugs dominate Geneva meeting

March 5, 2014

    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.

SHOW OF SUPPORT

March 5, 2014

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.
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March 4th

Eagles sharp-shooters knock Braves from sectional play

March 5, 2014

    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

March 4, 2014

    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.

County snowplow goes up in flames

March 4, 2014

    “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.

CELEBRATING SEUSS

March 4, 2014

— 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
 

KFC closes its Decatur doors

March 4, 2014

    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.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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