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Archive - Dec 1, 2011

Geneva gets four bids for major project

December 1, 2011

    In a special meeting of the Geneva Town Council on Wednesday, sealed bids for the town's wastewater improvement project were opened and then taken under advisement.
    The project is made possible through a $600,000 Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant that was awarded to the town in May. The grant requires the town to match $200,000, bringing the project total, which includes the preliminary engineering report, to more than $800,000.

Trial is staying in Wells

December 1, 2011

    A request by an Ossian man, charged with murdering a neighbor boy last July, to have his case moved outside of Wells County has been turned down by Wells Circuit Court Judge Kent Kiracofe.
    The judge ruled that there has not been excessive publicity about the case and that an impartial jury could be selected at a trial.
    Bruce Pond is accused of firing a gun toward a light on a dock on a pond at night on July 22. The shot killed four-year-old Jacob Michuda, who was fishing with his father.

River crests at 19.9

December 1, 2011

    The St. Marys River crested at 19.9 feet in Decatur late Wednesday morning and was receding very slowly this morning.
    City weather station officials said this morning that the river stood at 19.8 feet at 7 a.m. today. Although its flood stage is 17 feet, the river causes no significant problems until it passes 20 feet.

Sandra J. Gaskill

December 1, 2011

    Sandra Joan Schuller Gaskill, 75, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    She was born on Thursday, October 29, 1936, in Montpelier, Indiana, to William Simon and Elizabeth Minniear Schuller.
    Mrs. Gaskill was formerly employed by Magnavox Corp, in Fort Wayne.
    She was a 1954 graduate of Montpelier High School and a former resident of Montpelier and Decatur.

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