March 4th, 2014
KINGSLAND— The hosting Norwell Knights and Columbia City Eagles advanced with victories on Tuesday night in the opening round of sectional play.
After Norwell dominated the opener against Heritage, 79-43, the Eagles shot 18-32 (56%) from the field to efficiently end the Bellmont Braves' season in a 52-27 rout.
J. Alvin Buchanan, 73, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 10:53 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Monday, Dec. 2, 1940, in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of the late Claude and Virginia (Eley) Buchanan. He married the late Helen P. Van Over April 23, 1961, in the Southside Church of Christ located in Fort Wayne; she passed away July 25, 2011.
Alvin was a member of Fort Recovery Church of Christ and a former member of Willshire Sportsman Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening.
“We had the privilege of plowing some more snow yesterday,” Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel quipped when beginning his report to the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting in the Service Complex Monday afternoon.
— Maycie Roop, a first-grader in Linda Wellman’s class at Southeast Elementary School, eats “green eggs and ham” as part of a Read Across America celebration for the birthday of author Dr. Seuss.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
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