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September 8th, 2014

Gloria M. Werling

September 8, 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

September 8, 2014

    Mary J. West, 86, Berne, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & HIrschy Funeral Home

Friday night slates completed Saturday

September 8, 2014

    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.

Heads shaved to fight cancer in kids

September 8, 2014

     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.


BHS plans 'Coats Because We Care' collection

September 8, 2014

     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.

Heritage Festival held Saturday

September 8, 2014

     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.


September 5th

Popular area restaurant closes its doors; still available for parties

September 5, 2014

    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.”

Geneva contracts with county for use of computer mapping system

September 5, 2014

    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.

A leisurely day in Adams County

September 5, 2014

     An Amish couple takes a late summer ride down  C.R. 300S just north and east of Berne.

September 4th

Trending video: Joan Rivers has passed away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: 81-year-old comedy icon Joan Rivers has passed away.

    Bellmont boys soccer recovered from their first two losses of the season...
   Bellmont volleyball hosts Bishop Luers tonight at the Teepee in a rare, non-...
    BLUFFTON— Bellmont's girls golf team won their first sectional title...


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