September 8th, 2014
Gloria M. Werling, 89, New Haven, died Sept. 6, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
The New Haven native was a loving farm wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose lifelong mission was to serve her family. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven.
Among survivors are her son, Bill (Sandra) Werling; three grandsons, Jonathon (Traci), Joseph (Heidi) and Jason; five great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Morgun, Abby, Taylor and Christian of Decatur and Hoagland.
Mary J. West, 86, Berne, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & HIrschy Funeral Home
COLUMBIA CITY— With more than half of the state's Friday night grid battles postponed to Saturday, the Bellmont Braves traveled back up to Columbia City Saturday afternoon down 15-8 in the middle of the third quarter but BHS scored 18 straight unanswered points to upend the Eagles 25-15 in the game's finish.
Decatur resident Mabel Johnson had her head shaved in the fight against childhood cancer Saturday morning at Rejuvenation Spa and Salon. Money raised during the day was for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Taking the first swipe of Johnson’s hair was Ally Bea Roessner, 4, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, who is engaged in her own fight against cancer. Holding Ally was her father, Mark.
The National Honor Society at Bellmont High School, led by seniors Ashley Sheets and Amanda Everett, will host the fourth annual Coats Because We Care event during the Braves’ home football game Friday night.
Community members are asked to pull through the drive at the football stadium and hang their gently-used, clean coats or new coats on the fence. The coats will be donated to local charities. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the gate and during half time.
The annual Swiss Heritage Festival was held Saturday in Berne despite severe weather that moved through the area Friday evening. At left, volunteers demonstrate the art of quilting for visitors in one of the grounds’ barns.
The closure of day-to-day operations at Norm’s Preble Gardens could be short-lived, according to the owner of the building which housed the popular restaurant west of Decatur.
A sign appeared outside the restaurant earlier this week informing the public the eatery had closed its doors.
Decatur businessman Mark Bulmahn, who owns the property, said Thursday the reasons behind the closing were many and varied — ranging from “health issues” to “septic issues in Preble.”
The town of Geneva will soon be utilizing Adams County’s Geographic Information System to locate its water and wastewater infrastructure, Geneva Town Council members decided at their recent meeting.
An Amish couple takes a late summer ride down C.R. 300S just north and east of Berne.
VIDEO: 81-year-old comedy icon Joan Rivers has passed away.