September 29th, 2011
The location of a September 16 police standoff in Decatur, during which a Berne man was shot and critically injured by law enforcement authorities outside the Adams County Superior Court building, was not a random one, according to a county jurist.
And the proximity of the incident to the court building on Third Street could force local policy-makers to implement many of the court security measures recommended more than 10 years earlier.
The physician with the longest running tenure in the Adams Health Network (AHN) has announced that he has retired from his medical practice.
Dr. H.S. Lee, who has been actively involved as a general surgeon and family practice physician in Adams County since 1973, noted in a letter being sent to his patients this week that “it is with many mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I am discontinuing my practice due to personal issues.”
Belmont Squaws Soccer team played Woodland in a down pour Tuesday night at Kreager Field, winning 7-0.
The field was flooded making it difficult to score in the beginning of the game for either team, but Bellmont continued their patient play and possession soccer as the midfielders Kylie Beery, Amberly Guiterezz, and Alyssa Strickler continued to pass the ball well.
MONROE—South Adams cross country fortunes went 4-0 Tuesday night as they knocked off ACAC foes Adams Central and Garrett in both boys and girls races.
NEW HAVEN— The Braves took eighth out of 17 teams in the mid-sized school division of the New Haven Invitational at the Plex on Saturday.
There were many personal bests from the event's runners from Bellmont. Fourteen Braves posted season bests or career bests as the varsity and JV ran in the same race.
Bellmont High School will crown its 2011 Homecoming king and queen at halftime of Friday's football game against New Haven.
Three senior girls and three boys are candidates.
The girls are Katlyn Cook, Katie Norder and Taylor Kennedy.
The boys are: Brian Hakes, Zach Wetsel and Ben Baker.
United Way Football Night will be observed this Friday at the Bellmont-New Haven football game at Bob Worthman Stadium. The contest will start at 7 p.m.
Fans are asked by the staff of the United Way of Adams County to bring nonperishable foods for collection by the UWAC and distribution to local food banks.
"Live United — Go Braves" bracelets will be available at the entry gate for $1 each.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents who slogged through last year’s icy, snowy winter may be facing a repeat of that icy blast in the coming months.
Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa says the same La Nina weather pattern that brought Indiana a cold and snowy winter last year appears poised to return this winter. La Nina occurs when the central Pacific Ocean around the equator cools by at least 1 degree below normal.
Eileen J. Schumm, 74, of rural Willshire, Ohio, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne after having been stricken ill on Sunday.
She was born on March 21, 1937, on Fort Wayne to Alfred and Emilie H. Haugk Saalfrank.
She married Frederick J. Schumm on February 21, 1960; he survives.
Eileen was employed by Celina Financial Corp. in Celina, Ohio, and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm) in Ohio and its Ladies' Aid group.
Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at his residence.
Kenneth was born on June 2, 1929, in Forest, Illinois, to Sylvester and Ethel (Knuckles) Birch.
On March 16, 1970, he married Betty G. Arnold.
Kenneth was a member of Decatur Church of God and a former member of the Pleasant Mills Lions Club.
He was mechanic for Slater Stainless Steel for 40 years.