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Archive - Dec 2011

December 13th

Casting site cleared for business use

December 13, 2011

    Larry Macklin, executive director of the Adams County Economic Development Corp. who has been overseeing the cleanup and the inspections of former Decatur Casting industrial site in Decatur, told the county commissioners on Monday that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has written a "site-status letter" which says the property poses no threat to the health of people or the environment.
    The IDEM report also noted there are no state or federal environmental concerns in regard to the cleaned-up area.

Weather alert codes changed

December 13, 2011

    Goodbye to green, yellow, red, and black.
    Hello to "advisory," "watch," and "warning."
    At Monday's meeting, the Adams County Commissioners adopted the new statewide system of announcing and handling bad weather or other types of emergencies.
    John August, the county's emergency management director, told the commissioners that a law passed in this year's session of the Indiana General Assembly established three levels to alert the public:

Walter D. Case

December 13, 2011

    Walter D. “Kielbasa” Case, age 52, of Decatur, formerly of Adrian, Michigan, passed away on December 10, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on June 26, 1959, in Adrian, the son of William and Rose (Martin) Case.
    Walter was a 1977 graduate of Adrian High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Adrian.

Thomas W. Dailey

December 13, 2011

    Thomas William Dailey, 66, of rural Berne, died at 1:26 a.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born on January 15, 1945, in Willshire, Ohio, to Stanton R. and Margaret Brandt Dailey.
    Thomas worked for Decatur Casting for 10 years and was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Decatur.

December 12th

Protest greets lawmakers

December 12, 2011

    Union members from Adams County and the surrounding area descended on Decatur Saturday morning to share with local lawmakers their views about the so-called "Right-To-Work" legislation that is certain to be debated in the Indiana General Assembly beginning next month.

Locals help with 'stockings' project

December 12, 2011

    Five people in accompanying photo were involved in the latest Stockings for Soldiers project in Adams County.
    Local residents bought and donated hundreds of varied items in two weeks to fill 78 large Christmas stockings that were mailed to U.S. military personnel in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.
    The items included hard candy, chewing gum, playing cards, lip balm, sunscreen, shampoo, and personal care products.

Burry named deputy clerk at Geneva

December 12, 2011

    The Geneva Town Council made year-end appointments at its regular monthly meeting this week.
    The council leadership will remain the same in 2012. Dick Clutter was reappointed as council president, Jim Timmons as vice president and Doug Milligan as a council member.
    The fire and police departments will also remain unchanged . John Patch was reappointed as the Geneva Fire Department chief, while Gabe Schwartz and Sam Bisel will stay on as assistant fire chiefs.

Bellmont down Pats after long time off

December 12, 2011

    A rock-solid second half by the Bellmont Braves led by a 19-point game performance by Payton Selking found the Braves posting a 43-39 victory over Heritage at the Teepee on Saturday.
    Bellmont took just 15 shots in the second half but made 10 of them as they erased a 23-18 lead that Heritage owned at halftime to go up 31-29 at the end of the third period. In that stanza,  Selking danced his way through the Heritage trees for a pair of baskets but perhaps his biggest shot of the  night came just before the horn sounded.

Braves need 8th criteria to fend off Knights

December 12, 2011

    In the second match of the NHC meet between East Noble at Bellmont Saturday at the Teepee, BHS sophomore sub 132-pounder Diego Hutker scored the first takedown against Knights' senior Nick Yoquelet.

December 9th

Nichole J. Summersett

December 9, 2011

    Nichole J. "Nikki" Summersett, 29, of Berne, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
    She was born on September 17, 1982, in Adams County to Steven and Penny Liechty Haines, who live in Berne.
    She married Jeff Summersett on October 20, 2007; he survives.
    She was a graduate of South Adams High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University's School of Nursing at Marion, Indiana.

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