August 22nd, 2012
Taste of Decatur will be held Thursday as part of the annual Kekionga Festival and the city's new Sculpture Walk.
Taste will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the courthouse square in downtown Decatur.
Five local establishments will serve small portions from their menu, with offerings ranging from 50 cents to $2. The five:
The Back 40 Junction,1011 N. 13th St., to serve smoked beef brisket sandwiches, strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberry lemonade.
Strong early season cross country performances at the Bellmont Invitational found Bellmont and South Adams winning team titles Tuesday evening in the girls and boys meet respectively.
"I knew we were in the hunt for the title. I wasn't sure we had won but knew it would be very close," related Bellmont coach Carl Risch as meet officials totaled up the points for the 11 teams in the girls' field and found Bellmont had 57 points compared to Jay County's 59 and Leo's 65.
The Squaws hosted the Lady Starfires on the soccer pitch Tuesday night and got a scare put into them when SA scored the first goal.
It would turn out to be their only score of the contest, as Bellmont put up six unanswered goals after that, three in each half, to defeat South Adams, 6-1 at the Teepee.
Thomas H. Lambert, 73, of Oak Harbor, Washington, passed away late August 5, 2012. He was born on January 31, 1939, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Thomas E. and Helen Marie (Dye) Lambert.
Tom served in the Army and Army National Guard for 16 1/2 years. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lima, Ohio, after 32 years of service. He also served on the Lafayette, Ohio, Police Department for 11 1/2 years, before he moved and made a home in Oak Harbor, Wash., until his death.
Harriet Ruth Seaman, 92, of Decatur, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Ruth was born on Friday, November 21, 1919, in Huntington, the daughter of the late Harvey R. and Gertrude B. (Aker) Clark.
She married the late Wendell J. Seaman on December 15, 1939, in Markle; he passed away on January 6, 2011.
Noon on Friday is the deadline for potential school board members at all three Adams County schools to declare their candidacies.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that anyone interested in becoming a candidate for any of the three public boards in Adams County must submit the required paperwork prior to that deadline. Candidate forms are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the clerk’s office in the courthouse.
The first annual Decatur Sculpture Walk will kick off in downtown Decatur on Thursday with an artist's lecture at 2 p.m. at the Adams County Library in Decatur.
Twelve pieces of new original sculpture art will be on display in the downtown area, organizers said. Four sculptures will be inside local businesses, while 12 will be located along Second St.
Three Kings, once an iconic Hoagland restaurant, apparently is being demolished.
According to reports, a portion of the building collapsed on Sunday and the building is now being demolished.
The restaurant has been closed for some two years after having gone through some ownership changes.
In a match that featured a "to be continued" Bellmont finally defeated the Bluffton Tigers, 3-2 on Monday night at the Teepee after initially starting the match on Thursday night.
Postponed due to rain, the Braves picked up right where they left off last night with the singles players picking up big wins.
Opal Ruth (Bowen) Brown, 86, a longtime resident of Decatur, passed away August 17, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospice Center in Indianapolis.
Born on November 15, 1925, to Aaron and Zelma Bowen, she resided in rural Union township most of her adult life.
Opal married Herman Don Brown on December 14, 1944; he preceded her in death in 2007.