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May 4th

Hughes wins Fort Wayne primary

May 4, 2011

Hughes wins Fort Wayne primary
    A former Allen County councilwoman —and former head of the Chamber of Commerce in Decatur — won the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry in the November election.
    Paula Hughes got 56 percent of the vote to easily win a five-candidate field in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
    The Journal Gazette reports Hughes says she’ll challenge city spending under Henry and plans to cut the mayor’s salary and take-home vehicle.

Janice K. Calhoun

May 4, 2011

    Janice K. Calhoun, 64, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Jack and Eileen Rowan Myers.
    Among survivors are her stepmother, Delores Myers of Deltona, Florida; two sons, Michael and Christopher Irwin of Fort Wayne; and four daughters: Lori Irwin of Decatur and Michelle Savieo-Stein, Mrs. David (Misty) Volmerding, and Lisa Irwin, all of Fort Wayne.

Lester H. Hierholzer

May 4, 2011

    Lester H. Hierholzer, 75, of Decatur, died April 29 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Egbert and Alma M. Will Hierholzer.
    Surviving are a brother, David F. Hierholzer of Decatur, and several cousins.
    A service to remember his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, rural Bryant, with burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church.

Betty J. Renbarger

May 4, 2011

    Betty J. Renbarger, 63, of Bluffton, died Sunday at home.
    She was born in Adams County on April 10, 1948, to Elmo and Ruth Snitley Wolfe.
    Among survivors are her husband, Harry L. Renbarger; a son, Chris Renbarger of Vera Cruz; a daughter, Rose Winters of Pennville; and a brother, David Wolfe of Willshire, Ohio.

May 3rd

Darrell D. Ross

May 3, 2011

    Darrell D. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on August 23, 1949 in Hartford City to the late Howard and Martha (Wright) Ross.
    He married Terry F. Ross on November 23, 2002; she passed away on December 17, 2008.

Lady Jets thrash Fremont; improve to 8-1 for season

May 3, 2011

    MONROE—Adams Central cashed in a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Monday evening to send their visitors from Steuben County home early and captured a 12-2 win over Fremont in non-conference play.
    The Jets, now 8-1 on the season, scored in every at bat starting off with four in the first and three more in the second. They added a single tally in the third and got two in the fourth and fifth to win by the 10-run mercy rule.

Squaws handle Tiger netters

May 3, 2011

    Bellmont's girls' varsity tennis team went to 5-3 on Monday with a rain-shortened 3-1 win over Bluffton, which is 3-5.
    The Squaw wins were by Alysha Helmrich at No. 3 singles, 6-1 and 6-0, over Amanda Stone and by both doubles units: Madeline Albert and Abby Stimpson, 6-0 and 6-1, over Annessa Reiff and Allison Williams in No. 1 action,  plus Andrea Fruchte and Shelby Kiess by 6-2 and 7-6 (7-1) over Hannah Gilliam and Gina Eisenhut in No. 2 doubles.

Key extension office opening bumps up against hiring freeze

May 3, 2011

    Will someone from Purdue University attend next Monday's meeting of the Adams County Commissioners to help the three executives decide whether to fill a vacancy on the staff of Purdue's Cooperative Extension Service office in Decatur?
    That was the unanswered question after a lengthy debate held Monday.

County’s tough times noted in discussion

May 3, 2011

    During Monday's discussion about whether or not to break the county hiring freeze and fill an educator's position in the county extension office, Commissioner Ed Coil pointed out that due to budget cutbacks, the highway department has lost seven employees in the past four years (largely by retirements) and only recently replaced one of them.

May 2nd

School referendum up Tuesday

May 2, 2011

    Voters in the North Adams Schools district will be the only Adams County residents going to the polls Tuesday as they decide whether to approve or reject a North Adams request for $1.25 million over a seven-year period.
    Only registered voters who reside in the North Adams district are eligible to vote on Tuesday.
    Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Some precincts will vote at the same site. The voting places:

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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