February 1st, 2013
Bone-chilling temperatures were gripping the Decatur area today as wind-chill readings were well below zero and the National Weather Service was predicting a high of only around 10 above.
The Decatur weather station recorded an overnight low of 6 above, which was the 7 a.m. reading.
At the same time, the weather service office in Fort Wayne also had 6 above, with a west wind at 24 mph producing a wind chill of 15 below.
Tony Tate, rural Decatur, retired after more than 41 years with the USDA in December.
Tate started his career as a trainee in Noblesville in 1971, and finished his training in Frankfort in 1972. After graduating from Ball State University, he started full time in 1973 in Shelbyville as a Soil Conservationist.
In 1974, he transferred to Richmond, then to Decatur in 1975 as District Conservationist.
The 2013 Adams County Ag Extravaganza was held at the Mirage on Thursday night. It was a joint annual meeting of the Adams County's Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, and Soil and Water Conservation Department.
After a meal, comedian Jay Hendren entertained the crowd, and then it was down to business.
Eleanor A. "El" Breshock, 87, died peacefully on January 29, 2013, in Munster, Ind., due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born March 10, 1925, in Hazelton, Pa., where she graduated as salutatorian from St. Gabriel High School.
El married Joseph Breshock in 1950, and moved to Hammond, then Munster, Ind. He survives.
Carl A. Gromeaux, 93, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Tuesday, November 28, 1919, in Allen County to the late Eli and Agnes (Gibson) Gromeaux.
Carl married Dorothy A. Murphy on September 22, 1945; she survives
PORTLAND – Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams girls’ swimming teams all advanced swimmers – both individual and relays – to Saturday’s sectional finals.
South Adams sophomore Cady Farlow will enter Saturday’s sectional finals with the top time in the 100 breaststroke and third-fastest time in the 100 freestyle. Teammate Kara DeLong had the second-best time in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Russel H. “Sonny” Jauregui, 70, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Sonny was born on February 2, 1942, in Decatur to the late Russel and Ruth (Blount) Jauregui.
On August 20, 1999, he married Gail Alverson.
Sonny was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He served six years in the Army National Guard and was a member of Decatur American Legion Post 43. He retired from BF Goodrich and Dolco factories.
Two members of the North Adams school board met with a handful of residents Wednesday evening to discuss the school district's search for a new superintendent and to field questions surrounding survey forms that are being circulated to assist in that search.
About 40 people participated in the Winning with Wellness luncheon at the Adams County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, hosted by the Adams County Wellness Initiative.
Mayor John Schultz began the program, explaining that the Wellness Initiative was founded in November of 2009 and since then has strived to improve the mental, emotional, and physical wellness in Adams County.
Kim Fullove and Diana Macklin gave a history of the initiative, beginning in 2009 and highlighting its growth to the present day.
The beginning of a new year marks the halfway point for high schoolers. We've rounded the corner of second semester and are now in the home stretch with summer vacation quickly approaching.
June 2 is graduation day at Adams Central, and marks the end of an era; it will be the school's last traditional graduating class. This year's seniors will be the last to have gone through their school years learning in a traditional style classroom, and their graduation will mean a completely New Tech high school.