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Archive - Feb 2012

February 8th

Girls sectional under way; SA ousted

February 8, 2012

By JOE SPAULDING
    MONROE—Eastside and Churubusco won opening round games of sectional 36 in the class 2A tournament held at Adams Central Tuesday night to advance to Friday night semi-final play against Bishop Luers and Adams Central respectively.
    The opening contest was a battle down to the wire with Eastside knocking off Bluffton 42-40  while in the nightcap Busco raced out to an early 12-0 lead in the first period before settling for a 42-27 victory over the Starfires.

February 7th

City ponders limits on adult businesses

February 7, 2012

By J SWYGART
    The mere hint of an adult business expressing interest in Decatur has initiated a proposed change in the city’s zoning regulations, and the Decatur Plan Commission on Monday evening got its first glimpse at an amended zoning ordinance aimed at limiting adult and sexually-oriented businesses in the city.

Sigler got triumphant news on sick bed

February 7, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Dan Sigler was back at work Monday in his Columbia City law office after a dramatic weekend in which the state official he was prosecuting was found guilty by a jury — a verdict Sigler learned of at his home while in bed recuperating from the flu.
    "Everyone's calling today to see if they're in my will," Sigler laughed over the telephone.

Jailer given 3-0 okay

February 7, 2012

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg on Monday requested permission from the county commissioners to begin accepting applications to fill a vacancy for a jailer position at the Adams County Jail.
    Rekeweg stated that the vacancy is the result of a full-time jailer resigning last year.

Betty Lee Roe

February 7, 2012

    Betty Lee Roe, 82, of Decatur, passed away Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

The Edge of the Mat

February 7, 2012

By JIM HOPKINS

February 6th

Cook to seek coroner post

February 6, 2012

     Former Adams County Coroner Leslie L. (Barker) Cook has announced that she will seek a new four-year term, subject to the Republican primary.
    She is the only announced candidate for the office.
    Cook, a rural Decatur resident, has served in the coroner's office since 1998 and currently is the deputy corner under her husband, Mark Ccok, who was elected coroner four years ago. Leslie Cook was appointed coroner in 1998, then won election to the office from 2000-2004 and 2004-2008.

On the road to a new trail

February 6, 2012

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    South Adams Trail, Inc. President Gary Habegger said this week that work to begin Phase 1A of the SATI project is progressing.
    Habegger said Phase 1A of the project will consist of a 10-foot-wide walking/biking path from Rainbow Lake in Geneva to the Wabash River; and also from the Lehman Park Pavillion to 700 South, in Berne.
    Trailheads will be located in both the Geneva and Berne locations with restrooms and parking available, Habegger reported.

Chamber gavel passed

February 6, 2012

    Outgoing Decatur Chamber of Commerce President Carl Stevens has ended a two-year run as head of the local organization.
     At last week's annual Chamber dinner, Stevens turned the gavel over to Decatur Daily Democrat Publisher Ron Storey, who will serve as chamber president for the coming year.
    The Chamber honored Ed Coil with the Stephen Decatur Award and two businesses, First Bank of Berne and Custom Car Care, as recipients of its large and small business awards, respectively.

22 county matmen advance

February 6, 2012

By JIM HOPKINS
    PORTLAND — Bellmont avoided a letdown from Wednesday's emotional team regional victory, stamping eight semistate tickets with three champs, while South Adams had two champs with seven qualifiers, and Adams Central churned up a title and also shoved seven through Saturday at the Jay County Individual Regional Wrestling Tournament.

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