September 25th, 2014
With little fanfare, Adams County Commissioners cleared a major hurdle in locating the proposed new county jail on property owned by the Miller Family Trust on the southwest side of Decatur. The commissioners on Monday approved a notice to exercise their option to purchase the 162-acre tract of land along Winchester Street.
Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier was in the audience during Monday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, but waited until the end of the lengthy session before deciding to speak. Collier’s father, Dave, owns the Collier Insurance building on 3rd Street, which has been the subject of conversation by county officials connected with its possible purchase as a site for the planned superior court complex.
Homecoming festivities will take place at Bellmont High School Friday night when the Braves host the Carroll Chargers. Pictured above are members of BHS Homecoming Court. In front, from left, are seniors Meagan O’Campo, Amberly Gutierrez and Lauren Albert. In back, from left, are Oliver Gehres, sophomore: Austin O’Campo, junior; seniors Jordan Amacker, Garrett Schieferstein, Nicholas Do Valle Cordosa and Vince Faurote; Leah Hummer, junior; Alyssa Brune, sophomore; and Jillian Roth, freshman.
A FIRST TIME FOR ALL GREAT THINGS— For the third straight season, the Bellmont Squaws golf team has advanced to the regional finals but this season BHS hoisted the trophy as the first place team for the first time in school history. Above, the Squaws pose with their hardware and ribbons (L-R): Morgan Ellsworth, Rylee Hamilton, Emma Ainsworth, Macy Phegley, Lexy Norby, and coach Andy Heim. (Photo provided)
After three weeks of Pigskin Picks, Virginia Haugk sits atop the overall standings at 67 points thanks to a 23-point boost this week. The week three winner was Todd McGill as he correctly guessed the tie-breaker score of 46* points between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. He was also the only entry to miss only one game this week.
Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.
Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, Hoagland, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
Elna was born on Friday, Feb. 26, 1926, in Allen County to the late Gerhardt and Lydia (Witte) Schaper. She married her husband of 67 years, Gerald Fuhrmann, May 31, 1947, in New Haven; he survives in Fort Wayne.
The Decatur Kmart store, as well as the last remaining Kmart in Fort Wayne, will close in early December as part of continuing efforts by Sears Holdings — which owns Kmart — to revitalize the company.
The stores will begin liquidation sales in early December, according to a company spokesperson.
Following a lengthy explanation of his position by Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte, and a shorter, more direct commentary from Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, the Adams County Commissioners Monday formally agreed to continue to look to the area of 3rd Street in Decatur for the construction of a new superior court complex.
Asked by Bauman if he was prepared to make a formal motion to that effect, Fruechte responded, “Yes. My motion is to continue the pursuit of locating the superior court on (a) 3rd Street location.”
Boy Scout Troop 70, which meets at First United Methodist Church in Decatur, has completed a service project resulting in the creation of a directory of names for the new Adams County Veterans’ Wall of Honor monument, located just outside the Adams County Courthouse adjacent to the Peace Monument. The directory is a result of a joint effort between Troop 70 and Decatur Elks Lodge 993.
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