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Archive - Jan 2011

January 7th

Meyer to Region 3 All-Star team

January 7, 2011

    Bellmont fullback Daniel Meyer has been named to the Regional 3 All-Star team, it was announced today by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
    Those named to the Region 3 Team will be nominated for a spot on the North All-Star team for the annual game held in July in Indianapolis.
    Bellmont has had three players involved in that contest over the past two seasons.

Eight treated after trailer fire at Dolco

January 7, 2011

    A fire, still under investigation, struck around late Thursday night outside the Dolco Packaging Corp. plant in Decatur's Industrial Park, bringing four fire departments to the scene.
    The fire destroyed a semi-trailer loaded with polystyrene egg cartons that was parked at a loading dock and led to eight employees suffering smoke inhalation, although all were treated and released at Adams Memorial Hospital.

Utility bill delinquency discussed in Monroe

January 7, 2011

    At the January session of the Monroe Town Council, Jeremy Brown,  the town's legal counsel, reported that he and clerk-treasurer Rachel Burkhart have worked out "a more streamlined process" for dealing with delinquent water and sewer bill payments.
    Brown said there are two parts to the plan. Sewer bills that are unpaid by Monroe residents will be attached as liens on their property. When the site is sold, the sewer payment must come to the town from the proceeds of the sale.

January 6th

Maxine J. Hakes

January 6, 2011

    Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, died on January 4, 2011 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Adams County on March 15, 1930 to Bernard and Frieda (Black) Keller.
    On May 20, 1950, she married Paris Hakes. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2000.
    Maxine attended Decatur Church of God and was a homemaker.

Ernest Roe

January 6, 2011

    Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died on Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Margaret Scherer

January 6, 2011

    Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died on Wednesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.

Raymond L. Zurcher

January 6, 2011

    Raymond L. Zurcher, 77, of Berne, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born in Adams County on July 22, 1933 to Christian F. and Martha Ebnit Zurcher.
    Among survivors are his wife, Marjorie; one son, Dwight Zurcher of Berne; and two daughters: Mrs. Brian (Susan) Culy of Linn Grove and Mrs. Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Berne.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Mennonite Church at Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.

Payroll for county tops $6 million

January 6, 2011

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Commissioner Doug Bauman reported that the county’s payroll in 2010 came to more than $6 million, which, he said, makes the county “an economic driver” locally.
    However, the $6,049,283.51 total covers only those people paid by the county, not the two judges and the prosecutors.
    Both judges and the prosecutor each get more than $100,000 per year and there are several deputy prosecutors.

Algae treatment falls short

January 6, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A test treatment has not been completely effective against a cause of the toxic algae that led to warnings and a decline in tourism at a major Ohio lake this summer.
    Aluminum sulfate, or alum, spread over test areas appeared to have no impact on phosphorous at one site in Grand Lake St. Marys, The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday. The phosphorous levels in the water were reduced by 50 to 60 percent at two other sites.

No. 2 Perry Meridian heads field for rugged Bellmont Super Dual

January 6, 2011

    "The super dual at Calumet is very good, but this one is definitely one of the very best, with six out of the eight ranked. You can't get much tougher," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on Saturday's annual wrestling feast, the Bellmont Super Dual.

    FORT WAYNE— The Lady Starfish swam circles around the South Side Archers...
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