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Boy, 7, critical; hit on 13th St.

October 11, 2012

    Greyson P. Reed, 7, Madison St., is in critical condition in the pediatric ICU unit at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne this afternoon after having struck by a pickup truck on 13th St. around 7:15 a.m. today.
    Police said the driver of the pickup, Josh Butler, did not appear to be speeding and has not been charged.
    It was still dark at the time of the accident, which occurred near the Madison St. intersection.

Berniece M. Brittsan

October 11, 2012

    Berniece M. Brittsan, 92, of Wren, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born  in Monroeville on Sunday, March 28, 1920, to the late Frank H. and Ethel M. (Van Buskirk) Laudahn.
     Berniece married Russell D. "Pete" Brittsan on November 19, 1939, in Monroeville; he passed away on September 24, 1994.

Robert L. Clark Sr.

October 11, 2012

    Robert L. Clark Sr., 79, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, in the comfort of his home.
    He left behind a wife, brother, seven children, 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by us all.
    In loving memory of Robert L. Clark Sr., the family and Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society of Fort Wayne will conduct a memorial on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Church of Decatur Lighthouse, 8727 US  27, with a luncheon after the service.

Lady Jets recover for four set win over North Side

October 11, 2012

    FORT WAYNE—With only the Bellmont quad left before sectionals, Adams Central tangled with North Side in a non-conference battle on Wednesday night earning a four-set victory over the Redskins 26-24, 25-12, 25-10, 25-13.
    The Lady Jets found themselves on the wrong end of a slow start in set one that they could not recover from combined with the good play of North Side out of the gate. AC would keep the set close until finally the Lady Redskins pulled out the victory needing an extra point to do so in a 26-24 set one victory.

Early voting booming here

October 11, 2012

    "We are swimming over here," Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart said at 1 p.m. Wednesday, a little over halfway through the second day of early voting in Adams County.
    The voting began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and when it had concluded seven hours later, 103 people had cast ballots.
    By 1 p.m. Wednesday, 50 more people had voted in the clerk's office in the county courthouse.
    Tuesday also was the last day to register to in the upcoming presidential election.

Fire in barn had a major head start

October 11, 2012

    Preble Assistant Fire Chief Mike Werling said Wednesday that upon arriving at Tuesday night's fire that destroyed a barn on the Richard Loshe property off Winchester Rd. at CR 900N, fire was blazing through the roof of the structure.
    The barn was filled with building materials and firewood, and some rabbits also were lost. Loshe raises rabbits.

Key grant for schools ends in June

October 11, 2012

    Officials at the three Adams County school districts, with some assistance from the private sector, have successfully stretched a four-year federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant into its fifth year. But by June of 2013 those federal funds will have dried up, leaving local school administrators with some difficult decisions about which programs will continue, and how to pay for those services.

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