October 17th, 2011
South Adams does it, Parkway in Ohio has done it, and Adams Central may start doing it.
"It" means live online broadcasts of high school events, primarily sports, that can be seen on computer screens anywhere in the world.
The Berne Tri-Weekly News started doing what are called "webcasts" a year and a half ago of South Adams varsity football games and has expanded to do live broadcasts of plays, graduations, and even such Berne community events as the Swiss Days parade.
The new baseball scoreboard now erected at Bellmont High School's baseball field cost some $15,000 and is several times larger than the one it replaced, which was at least 20 years old.
BHS officials thanked Adams Memorial Hospital, especially its former executive director, Marvin Baird, and First Bank of Berne for providing the money for the project. AMH gave $10,000 and FBB donated $5,000.
Amy L. Bemus, 76, of Decatur, formerly of Sidney, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky, passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Amy was born in Sidney, Ohio, on July 11, 1935, to Clarence A. and Isabel (Cotterman) Holly.
On June 9, 1956, Amy married Denton E. Bemus.
Amy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.
She was a 1953 graduate of Sidney High School in Sidney, Ohio.
Dorothy M. (Erxleben) Droege, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, in her residence.
She was born on February 16, 1920, in Adams County to Henry C. and Alma (Eickhoff) Miller, who are both deceased.
She was baptized on February 22, 1920, at Zion Lutheran Church - Friedheim by Rev. C.B. Preuss. She was confirmed on March 25, 1934, at Friedheim, also by Rev. C.B. Preuss.
Doris B. Koomler, 86, of Decatur, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Genevieve A. "Jenny" Meshberger passed away peacefully during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 10, in her daughter’s home at Fairfield, Ohio.
Jenny had been lovingly cared for during the past eight years by her daughter, Triana (Meshberger) Adlon. Jenny was the wife of previously deceased Roger Meshberger Sr. Jenny, 94, suffered from no illnesses.
She was born in Decatur on January 30, 1917.
Salome E. Schwartz, 46, of rural Geneva, died on Sunday at home. She was born in Adams County on January 16, 1965, to Solomon N. and Salome A. Wengerd. Her father is deceased; her mother is a rural Geneva resident.
Other survivors include her husband, Benjamin J. Schwartz; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Rachel) Wickey of rural Geneva; and two sons, Solomon B. and Ruben B. Schwartz of rural Geneva.
Robert R. Malone, 86, of Decatur, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at his son’s residence.
Bob was born on October 12, 1925, in Sullivan, Indiana, to William and Fayola (Grimes) Malone.
On January 30, 1949, he married Sarah L. Downs. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2002.
Bob was a life insurance salesman for Western Southern Insurance.
He served in World War II in the United States Army.
Lawrence R. “Pete” Smith, 97, of Decatur, passed away at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 26, 1914, in Decatur to Daniel Ray and Grace (Zerkel) Smith.
On May 30, 1936, he married Veda V. Smith. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2003.
Pete was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
Born July 23, 1921 in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She also had been a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi and enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.