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March 27th, 2014

Bellmont baseball practices outdoors

March 27, 2014

SO THIS IS WHAT GRASS LOOKS LIKE— Outfield hopeful Austin O’Campo (right) launches a throw during Braves baseball practice. With the snow melting, Bellmont and other area schools have been able to get some reps in outdoors for a change with the season fast approaching. (Photo by Scott Rayburn)

March 26th

Berne marks 20 years as Tree City

March 26, 2014

    The city of Berne was recently recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 20 year member of Tree City U.S.A. with a Tree City flag and two Tree City U.S.A. road signs that will be placed at the north and south ends of the city limits on U.S. 27.
    Mayor Bill McKean told city council Monday the Berne Tree Board was established under the leadership of former Mayor Blaine Fulton and city council members Rod Lautzenhhsier, Gregg Sprunger, Floyd Liechty, Lloyd Neuenschwander and McKean.

Volunteers sought for mock test

March 26, 2014

The Adams County Health Department is looking for volunteers.
    The agency will be conducting a mock “medication dispensing exercise” to test the viability of a point of distribution site for administering medicine on a large-scale basis in the event of a public health emergency, and is looking for volunteers to participate in the exercise, scheduled for 10 a.m. April 2.

LEGO MY LEGO

March 26, 2014

The Adams Public Library in Decatur was filled to the brim with youngsters looking for some spring break fun. Kaleb Burns (10) and Gavin Comment (8), both of Decatur, are pictured building lego robots as part of the libraries lego activity Tuesday morning. For a complete list of spring break activities, visit www.decaturdailydemocrat.com.
Photo by Ashley Thieme

 

March 25th

Bracket Challenge heads into the Sweet 16

March 26, 2014

    After the first week of the NCAA tournament, it has been one of the most topsy-turvy competitions in recent memory as upstarts like Dayton, Tennessee, and Stanford look to make their name, and perennial powerhouses have made shocking early exits like Kansas, Duke, Syracuse, and number one seed Wichita State.

Frederick K. Ehlerding

March 25, 2014

    Frederick K. Ehlerding, 78, Decatur, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center located in Decatur.
    Fred was born Friday, Aug. 9, 1935, in Adams County, the son of the late Gilbert and Ruth (Franke) Ehlerding. 
    He married Judith Froning; she passed away Nov. 8, 2011.
    Fred was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church-Preble.

Roger Scott

March 25, 2014

    Roger Scott, 76, Berne, died at his residence Sunday, March 23, 2014, after a six month illness.
    He was born Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1937, in Wells County the son of the late Garland and Emma (Tucker) Scott.

Disparity of bids baffles officials

March 25, 2014

    Bids were opened during the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon for the installation of a new culvert on C.R. 600W between C.R. 100N and C.R. 200N. County Engineer Tim Barkey open the nine submitted bids for the project, and the wide range of disparity reflected in those bids baffled even the most veteran of county officials.

Spring Break bowling in Geneva

March 25, 2014

Collin Shaffer, 12, Geneva, spent the first day of spring break at Spare Time Lanes in Berne Monday as part of the annual Park and Recreation’s Family-Friendly Spring Break activities taking place this week throughout the county.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews

Spring beak at APLS-Decatur

March 25, 2014

The Adams Public Library-Decatur tackled the first day of spring break with Easter suncatcher crafts (below). Children joining in on the activity, from left, were Monroe residents Aryianna, Brock and Brielle Amstutz with mom Christina Habegger. The library was packed with youngsters and adults taking advantage of the free events scheduled throughout the break.

Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

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