March 4th, 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.
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.
In a refreshing change, the biggest weather story of the weekend seems to be the snow we didn’t receive rather than the heavy accumulation that was predicted.
The National Weather Service had issued a winter weather advisory for northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for Saturday evening through Sunday evening. The storm system was predicted to hit in two rounds, with the first coming Saturday night and the second coming Sunday night, dumping 6-9 inches of fresh snow along with a wintery mix of freezing rain and sleet.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz has announced the Indiana Arts Commission has awarded the city of Decatur and the Decatur Cultural Connection a Vibrant Communities Cultural Planning consultation to explore ways to connect the arts, cultural activities and community events in an effort to make Decatur a better city for residents and visitors.
Cooperation was not exactly the order of the day Saturday morning at the 4-H fairgrounds in Monroe as hundreds of beef and dairy cows were put through their paces. The animals were weighed and tagged as part of the eligibility process for this year’s 4-H program and fair.
Photo by J Swygarat
The North Adams Baseball League has announced the registration for their inaugural season for the 2014 summer youth leagues.
Forming now are four boys leagues including major (11-12), AAA (9-10), AA (7-8), and A (T-ball 4-6).
Tonight the Braves host the Patriots of Jay County in the regular season finale for both teams before Tuesday's sectional begins. The JV tips off at 6:15 p.m. with the varsity set for a 7:45 start. The DDD webcast will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. with the pre-game show as well as an interview with the three seniors in honor of Senior Night at the Teepee. To view the Braves' final home game this season, click the link below, then log in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free. Go Bellmont!
March may not come in like a lion Saturday everywhere across the nation, but winter will continue to roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people.
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a winter storm watch for Adams and surrounding counties which is in effect from late Saturday night through Monday morning.
According to the NWS, heavy snowfall, with accumulations of between 6-9 inches, is expected during that time frame.
This flock of sandhill cranes, spotted flying north over Decatur earlier this week, may want to to reconsider that decision as another major winter storm appears to be headed for northern Indiana over the upcoming weekend.
Photo by J Swygart