March 20th, 2012
Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Schultz Architects presented the Adams County Commissioners with a detailed presentation Monday regarding the feasibility and cost of renovating the old Music House building into a structure that would essentially house all of the Adams County court offices.
Sholl gave a power-point presentation demonstrating how the building could be transitioned into an all-purpose county facility, housing both superior and circuit courts, probation, Community Corrections, and the clerk's office.
Barbara A. Geyer, 79, of Bluffton, a former longtime Adams County resident, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in the Christian Care Retirement Community, Bluffton.
She was born on Wednesday, November 9, 1932, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Anna M. (Burkhead) Hurst.
She married George J. Geyer on September 5, 1953, in Decatur.
Barbara was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim.
Loretta Hilty, one day old, of Geneva, died Sunday in Geneva.
She was the daughter of Martin Hilty and Rebecca J. (Wickey) Hilty of Geneva.
Among survivors are her parents; three brothers, Martin R. Hilty, Walter R. Hilty, and Leander R. Hilty, all of Geneva; three sisters, Rebecca R. Hilty, Susanna R. Hilty, and Lorene R. Hilty. all of Geneva;.
Visitation was from 9 a.m.-noon today. Services will be held at the same address at 2 p.m. today.
Jennie L. McCoy, 81, of Monroeville, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in the Parkview North Hospital.
Jennie was born on Sunday, August 3, 1930, in Antwerp, Ohio, the daughter of the late Sidney and Ethel (Laney) Carr. She married the late Daniel H. McCoy on June 21, 1947; he passed away on March 14, 2007.
Jennie was a homemaker and raised her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bellmont seniors Allison Gutierrez and Mikala Quinn were selected to the Academic All-State Honorable Mention list at the girls’ basketball banquet last week. The girls were selected for their outstanding play on the court and success in the classroom as well.
MARION—Bellmont's Alexis Harvey finished in the medal round of the 55 meter dash Saturday at the Hoosier State Relays held at Indiana Wesleyan University's Troyer Fieldhouse to be the only participant from Adams County to score.
Harvey posted a 7.51 speed in the finals for seventh place (the top eight advance to the final round) out of 29 runners who had qualified for the indoor state finals event.
WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Simply put, Washington, Ind.’s affection for all things Zeller knows no bounds.
The three Mr. Basketball, McDonald All-American brothers helped deliver four state titles to town — and people may be even more excited about the Zeller dynasty today than when Luke Zeller’s miracle shot first brought the name to national attention in 2005.
Lehigh and Norfolk State really messed things up for the many sparkling clean brackets out there. Luckily for those who did not pick the 15 over two upsets, neither did anybody else.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 6:42 p.m. Sunday to the home of Leo Thieme, 6950 E 700 N, in response to a barn fire.
According to a spokesman for the department, the barn was a total loss. There were no injuries.
Firefighters remained on scene until 12:30 a.m. Monday.
No estimate of monetary damage was given.
Crews were dispatched again at 4:01 a.m. this morning to Fleetwood Motor Homes, 1031 E Hwy 224, in response to what turned out to be a false alarm.
Could the turkey buzzards (or turkey vulture, if you prefer) perched all over a large tree at the corner of Winchester and Schirmeyer streets in Decatur last week been on their way to Hinckley, Ohio?
No matter. Such a congregation of these creatures inside city limits is an unusual sight.
Every year on March 15 the city of Hinckley has eagerly awaited the return of the buzzards at "Buzzards' Roost" at the Hinckley Reservation, part of the Cleveland Metroparks.