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Ellenberger memorabilia donated to Willshire veteran display

Aleta Weiss, who along with her family head up one of the largest Memorial Day displays in the area at Willshire Home Furnishing, noted earlier this week that a large box containing the complete Vietnam memorabilia collection of the late…

Commissioners approve sidewalks to jail

Citing safety issues, the Adams County Commissioners approved the construction of sidewalks along Peacekeepers Way, which connects the jail to Winchester Street on the south side of Decatur.

County SWCD hosts first-ever SPLASH day for Bellmont students

Last week the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) held its SPLASH days for Bellmont and South Adams sixth graders.

AC board signs superintendent contract with Mahaffey

Four minutes after it went into special session on Monday evening, the Adams Central Board of Education signed a three-year-contract with Joel Mahaffey to become its new school superintendent. The legislation was approved after the board had…

South Adams names top students

South Adams valedictorian for the Class of 2018 is Calyssa Lehman with a GPA of 4.17 on a 4.0 scale, while Julia Grabau earned the salutatorian spot with a GPA of 4.13 on a 4.0 scale.

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Sports News
In’t Groen qualifies for state finals

Peering over his cast iron ball, Lars In’t Groen sees the future. 

Starfire softball will play for sectional title

On Wednesday night in Bluffton, South Adams cinched their spot in the championship game of the Bluffton Class 2A softball sectional by knocking off the Woodlan Warriors in a semifinal clash 6-2. 

Starfires ground Jets in sectional opener

Behind the strong pitching of Grant Besser and timely hitting of Joe Stuber, South Adams avenged a May 10 loss by defeating Adams Central in the first round of the Class 2A Adams Central baseball sectional 7-1 Thursday night.  

Stars standout at regional

Four school records were set and four tickets to the state finals were punched as South Adams’ little but mighty girls track team produced big time at the Marion track and field regional Tuesday evening.

Besser fans 21 in no-hit victory

Grant Besser recorded 21 strikeouts, falling one shy of the state record for strikeouts in a game, and led South Adams to a 9-1 victory over Northeastern during the first game of a varsity baseball doubleheader Saturday. The 2A No. 1-ranked…

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Classifieds
For Sale

Five young roosters $3.00 each. Will deliver for a small fee.

Public Notice

Paint Sale. All paint in stock, thru April, will be 10% off. Gloss black. Super Hide white wall and ceiling – good coverage. House and trim. Interior and Exterior. Wengerd Buggy Shop.

Situation Wanted

Wanted to buy standing timber. Buchan Logging, Inc. 

Help Wanted

Poplar Quik Stop Marathon is now hiring. Full time must be reliable, available some weekends and holidays, and over 18. Please apply in store Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 1206 N US 27, next to Ace Hardware. 

For Rent

1 and 2 bedroom apartments in beautiful quiet setting starting at $325/month. Includes water, appliances, and trash. Lake of the Woods Geneva. 

Obituaries
Dr. John B. Spaulding

Dr. John B. Spaulding, 98, of Decatur, died on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born on March 17, 1920 in Gary to Everett A. and Estella (Best) Spaulding. He was married on June 15, 1946 to Winifred L. Black. He was a long-time…

David A. Roe

David A. Roe, 62, of Monroe passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following an accident at his residence. He was born on Thursday, July 7, 1955 in Decatur to Raymond and Lila (Gibbons) Roe. He was married to…

Gary S. Murphy

Gary S. Murphy, 62, of Hardy, Virginia died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at his home in Hardy, Virginia. He was born on Monday, November 21, 1955 in Delaware County to Charles V. and Ruth May (Arnold) Murphy. A graveside service will be at…

Harry D. Yoder

Harry D. Yoder, 82, of Berne passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born on February 25, 1936 in Adams County to Raymond and Ida (Habegger) Yoder. He was a faithful member of the First Mennonite…

Elva Mae Liechty

Elva Mae Liechty, 92, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1925 in Decatur to Rolla and Oda Gay Jackson. She was married on May 30, 1948 to Dr. Palmer E. Liechty. She spent her childhood in…

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Media Galleries
New Haven Wrestling Semi-State
2018 ACAC Girls Basketball Tourney Championship
Woodlan at Adams Central Varsity Football 10-13-17
2017 South Adams Minor League awards
2017 Adams Central Graduation
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