January 30th, 2012
Local businessman Ed Dyer has announced his filing for the office of Adams County Treasurer, subject to the Republican primary.
He is the first announced or filed candidate for the position. Current Treasurer Rex Moore cannot seek a new term due to term limits.
A lifelong resident of Decatur, Dyer has been married to Kate (Eichhorn) Dyer for 37 years. Kate has worked in her family business, Eichhorn Jewelry, for over 40 years.
BLUFFTON—The Braves captured nine of 12 events Thursday night enroute to a lopsided 120-66 swimming victory over Bluffton at the Tigers' pool.
Most of the Bellmont victories were by decisive margins with only Matt Hartman's win in the 100 breaststroke coming in at under one second. Hartman topped teammate Mason Schultz 1:21.60 to 1:22.36.
Fifty-seven Adams County Girl Scouts, Daisies, and Brownies recently visited the Adams County Community Foundation in downtown Decatur as part of the annual "Troop and a Tour . . . for the Troops" project.
Each Girl Scout received a presentation about the historical aspects of the building and an overview of the purpose and mission of the Foundation by Executive Director Coni Mayer
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce Awards has announced that Edwin E. Coil has been selected as its recipient of the 2011 Stephen Decatur Award.
He will receive the award at the Chamber's annual dinner meeting on February 2 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
During and following his 52 years with the Zollner Corporation, Coil devoted himself to the service of the community in numerous and varied ways, Chamber officials said in making the announcement.
The status quo will remain in effect at the Adams Health Network for the coming year with the annual reorganization of the network being done at its January board of trustees meeting on Wednesday night.
The five members of the trustees — Dr. Robert E. Judge, Russ Flueckiger, Dennis Bieberich, Larry D. Macklin, and Louise Ray — were unanimous in their decision to retain Dr. Judge as chairman of the trustees for another year as well as Flueckiger as vice chairman and Bieberich as secretary.
Vera L. Balsiger, 72, of Berne, duied Thursday.
She was born to Harve and Fannie (Moser) Neuenschwander in Adams County.
Among survivors are her husband, George Balsinger, and two daughters, Tamra S. Liechty and Teri (Shawn) Walsh, both of Berne.
Visitation will be Saturday from 3-8 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home Funeral. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m., at the West Missionary with visitation one hour prior to services.
James B. Roop, 83, of Decatur, died at 4:46 a.m. today at the Hospice on Homestead Road, Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Lena E. (Lengerich) Bennett, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Swiss Village, in Berne.
Lena was born on November 8, 1926, in Portland to the late John and Louise (Schmidt) May.
On April 27, 1946, she married Richard B. Lengerich. He preceded her in death.
On July 26, 1995, she married her second husband, Winton J. Bennett. He also preceded her in death, on August 2, 1998.
Bellmont High School will crown its 2012 Silver Arrow queen at halftime of Friday night's boys' basketball game.
The candidates are seen in accompanying photo.
The Braves host NHC foe Carroll on Friday.
Decatur’s premier business event, the Spotlight Business Expo, will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 10. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the event will continue until 5:30 pm.
Seventy businesses, and community groups will display there products and services, according to Wes Kuntzman, director of the sponsoring Decatur Chamber of Commerce. During the day, entertainers will perform on the main stage and Manley’s Meats will have food available in the cafeteria.