February 24th, 2014
The Adams County Parks and Rec department held its annual Mother-Son Dance on Saturday. The event was celebrated with a disco 70’s theme.
Tonight the Braves look to end a four-game skid with a victory over visiting Bluffton. The Tigers and Braves will square off for the JV contest at 6:30 p.m. with the varsity and pre-game show starting immediately afterwards around 7:30 p.m. To view tonight's game, click the link below. Once on the game's website, log in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free. Go Braves!
Alan Stanley Baumgartner, 75, Geneva, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Indianapolis.
He was born in Adams County June 17, 1939, to Stanley Baumgartner, who passed away in 1983 and Gretchen (Stucky) Baumgartner, who passed away in 2009.
Irene M. Grove, 90, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her residence.
She was born May 5, 1923, in Decatur to the late Jacob C. and Frances V. (Miller) Heimann.
She married Gerald E. Grove Aug. 24, 1946; he died Jan. 10, 2000.
Irene was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary’s. She was a lifelong homemaker.
Bud E. Case,72, Decatur, whose wife, Beverly, was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in Decatur in September of 2013, has been awarded $550,000 from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and $100,000 from one of its employees as part of an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging negligence in Beverly Case’s death.
Mrs. Case died Sept. 18, 2013, one day after she was struck while attempting to cross Monroe Street, near its intersection with 5th Street, as a pedestrian.
A standing-room-only crowd packed the meeting room of the Adams County Plan Commission Thursday evening, with most of the more than 60 people in attendance there to speak out against a proposed large-scale hog operation planned for the outskirts of Pleasant Mills.
After more than two hours of discussion and debate, a decision on the controversial hog farm was merely pushed down the road by a month when the commission tabled the matter until its March 20 meeting.
John Minch has been appointed as the newest member of the Adams County Election Board. Minch, the former mayor of Berne, was appointed to the election panel by Adams County Democratic Party Chairman Barb Engle to replace Alan Baumgartner, who died this week. Minch attended his first board meeting Thursday afternoon. He is pictured with County Clerk and board member Gayla Reinhart.
Photo by J Swygart
Alan S. Baumgartner, 74, Geneva, died Wednesday in Pyramid Point Rehabilitation in Indianapolis.
Funeral services are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Irene M. Grove, 90, Decatur, died Wednesday, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Vera M. Mattax, 83, Decatur, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at Hearth and Home in Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Adams County, to the late Chancy and Lillian B. (Bohren) Yoder.
Vera married D. Vaughn Mattax April 23, 1955; he died in January of 2005.
She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church. She worked for Dunbar and Old Fort Supply. Vera was a member of the Scrambling Squares Square Dance Club.