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Limberlost visitor center groundbreak this summer

March 28, 2011

    An almost $800,000 project to build a visitor center at the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva has been fully financed, thanks to the Indiana State Museum, which put up most of the money, and local donors, who raised $200,000.
    "We have reached the goal. It is a tremendous accomplishment, especially considering the size of the community we have," the site's director, Randy Lehman told the Berne Tri-Weekly News, noting Geneva's population of approximately 1,200 people.

County jobless rate back on downward fall

March 28, 2011

    Unemployment in Adams County fell during February to 8.8 percent, down from 9.2 percent one month earlier, according to figures released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    One year ago, in February of 2010, the county's jobless rate stood at 11.6 percent. County unemployment numbers peaked in July 2009 at 15.2 percent, and the decline since that time has been mostly steady. The highest jobless rate recorded by Adams County during 2010 came in January at 11.8 percent.

Wolfe sets senior slugging marks

March 28, 2011

    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Decatur-area resident Bill Wolfe on Thursday concluded a record-breaking season playing for the Winter Haven Phillies of the Winter Haven, Fl. Senior Softball League.
    Wolfe, who pitched in professional baseball decades ago, also for the Philadelphia Phillies, capped another successful winter softball season in Florida with a red-hot final week that enabled the righthanded slugger to lead the league in six offensive categories, setting three all-time league records in the process.

Meyer, Fuelling are pick leaders

March 28, 2011

    When Ohio State fell Friday night, 67 bracket sheets went into the dead file. When Kansas left the tourney, 45 more sheets died out.
    Currently, Mike Meyer, with 89 points and UConn picked to win, and Dane Fuelling, with 81 points and Butler, are both in the driver's seat for the 2011 DDD March Challenge NCAA picking contest.
    Also taking UConn are Sam Magnan (77), Tim Zeser (75), and John Selking (75).

Francis X. Miller

March 28, 2011

    Francis Xavier “Frank” Miller, 78, of Decatur, passed away from pancreatic cancer in his residence at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
    He was born on February 22, 1933 in Fort Wayne, the son of Carl and Minnie (Fuller) Miller.
    He married Madeleine M. Kelsey on June 15, 1957.

Robert G. Miller

March 28, 2011

    Robert G. Miller, 89, of Berne, died Friday at home.
    He was born to Charles O. and Della Ehrsam Miller.
    Among survivors are his wife, Louise; three sons, David Miller of Wellsville, New York; Phillip Miller of Summers, Arkansas; and John Miller of Berne; and three daughters, Janet Miller, Mrs. Jack (Sue) Shoaf, and Mrs. Bob (Sara) Sprunger, all of Berne.

Florence L. O'Shaughnessey

March 28, 2011

    Florence L. O'Shaughnessey, 85, of Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

John H. Poorman

March 28, 2011

    John H. Poorman, 84, a resident of Berne, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    John was born on January 10, 1927, in Coles, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Grayce (Kruger) Poorman. 
    He married Norma Schindler on February 14, 1947, in the parsonage of West Missionary Church in rural Berne. 

Doris L. Ulery

March 28, 2011

    Doris L. Ulery, 81, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died March 20 in Texas.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norm (Susan) Pollock of Decatur, and two sons, Dan Ulery of Pinnacle, North Carolina, and John Ulery of Lake Jackson.    A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Church of the Brethren at Logansport, where Mrs. Ulery formerly lived.
    Local arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

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