June 16th, 2013
FORT WAYNE—If track experts in Ohio and Michigan had never heard of Bellmont's Alexis Harvey, they have now after her Saturday performance at the 39th annual Midwest Meet of Champions at Northrop High School.
Harvey placed first in two events and second in another in her three races at the meet which featured the many of the best recent graduating class athletes in the tri-state area and earned Harvey the "Star of the Stars" award for the meet.
Mary L. Alberding, 90, of Decatur, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Mary was born on November 14, 1922, in Decatur to the late Herman F. and Matilda A. (Heimann) Geimer.
On August 5, 1947, she married Leo W. Alberding; he preceded her in death on October 20, 1992.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and also worked for North Adams Community School for 28 years in the cafeteria.
Jo Ann Hirschy, 51, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Jo was born on November 17, 1961, in Huntington to Gary “Joe” and Judy (Pursley) Craig; they survive in Liberty Center.
On October 30, 2004, she married Rick Hirschy; he survives in Monroe.
Jo was a member of Liberty Center Baptist Church and attended Monroe United Brethren. She worked for Peyton’s in Bluffton.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Wayne has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down on the south side of Willshire, Wednesday night, traveling about three blocks and leaving heavy damage in the area.
The NWS reported the tornado was on the ground less than two minutes with maximum wind speed estimated at 80 mph. Although the tornado was short-lived, it caused substantial damage to homes, ripping off roofs, snapping trees, and rolling a stand-alone garage off its foundation.
"We were very fortunate," Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August said this morning.
"There were some power outages in Monroe and a few trees down here and there; other than that, we had nothing reported to us. Those reports (downed trees) came to us from deputies," August said.
Art Booth of the Geneva Fire Department presented a special request to the Geneva Town Council at its June meeting, asking to use the fire station as fire and rescue career training for high school students.
Recently graduated Bellmont track star Alexis Harvey has been selected to participate in the 39th annual Midwest Men and Women’s Meet of Champions tomorrow at Northrop High School’s Spuller Stadium starting at 12:30 p.m.
The Heritage Patriots baseball squad ran away with the ACAC this season posting a 7-0 record to earn the title, and their excellence was rewarded by the conference with five members on the first and second teams.
Although many Decatur and Adams County residents were heading for basements and other types of shelter late Wednesday night, the area appeared to have been spared the worst of Wednesday's long-predicted storms.
There were no reports this morning of any major damage here or in the county and, apparently, no ongoing power outages.
Sewer rates in Berne could be going up more than originally anticipated.
While final financing for a proposed $3.9 million upgrade to the city of Berne's waste water treatment plant will ultimately determine the final scope of that rate hike, various scenarios laid out before Berne City Council on Monday suggest that the increase will be more than the $5-7 monthly that was anticipated earlier this year.