A large subterranean washout caused by a break in a storm water line running from the Adams County Service Complex to Third St. was accidentally found last week (the last week of June, 2011) and the problem is in the process of being repaired. Photos were taken on the east side of the Service Complex on Wednesday after the hole had been partially excavated. The repairs will include not just a new drain pipe to carry rain after it flows from the roof, but also gravel to fill the hole, a new section of sidewalk, new asphalt on a parking lot, and maybe even asphalt on a portion of Third St.
One of the sales promotions at the May 9, 2011 Kelly Miller Circus visit to Decatur was selling bags of peanuts, some of which contained coupons to get a free large balloon. This mother and son are shown picking out one of the inflatables he won.
As spring turns to summer, what's better than tasting a snowcone treat? Memphis Luginbill, 3, of Decatur, is shown enjoying the Kelly Miller Circus and benefiting from a team effort as his father holds him upright and his mother holds the snowcone.
After several days of rain and dreariness this week, these Southeast Elementary School first graders enjoyed a break from the weather by monkeying around outside, some even upside down, during recess on the afternoon of April 21.
Springlike temperatures of late in Adams County have brought various wildlife out of their winter seclusion and into full view. A rafter of wild turkeys (the term for a group of the large upland game birds) strolls through an open pasture along County Road 200 East, just north of U.S. 224, over the weekend of April 9-10. Judging by increased sightings of the birds, the county's turkey population appears to be on the rise.
On a day which saw light snow fall and the temperature rise to a high of only 39 degrees, Bellmont's track teams kicked off their 2011 schedules on March 30 against Bishop Luers. Keeping warm — or trying to — between events are, from left, Bailee Hankenson, Emily Pierce, D.J. Ruiz and Zac Torrey. The BHS girls and Luers boys were victorious.
A five-year-old kindergarten student at Southeast Elementary School in Decatur, Ebony Fawcett, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and has been absent from class a few weeks. Her friends at the school missed her, then decided to help Ebony and her family, so the all the Southeast students conducted a drive to collect pennies. In just over one week, the youngsters brought in $2,181.18 that was given to Ebony's family to help pay for her treatments. With the pennies are, from left, first grader Trinity Coyne, Ebony, and kindergartner Sydnee Farmer.