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Archive - Mar 2, 2012

Paul E. Gillespie

March 2, 2012

     Paul E. Gillespie, 76, of Decatur, died Friday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Fire destroys barn near Craigville

March 2, 2012

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    The Bluffton Fire Department was dispatched at 10:44 a.m. Friday to a barn fire at 4758 E 500 N near Craigville.
    A spokesman for the department said the structure was completely engulfed upon arrival and additional fire crews from Preble and Ossian were called in an attempt to help save the structure and any animals that may have been trapped inside.

Wells okays 80 wind turbines

March 2, 2012

    BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana county has approved a wind energy company’s plans to erect about 80 power-generating wind turbines in the county.
    Members of the Wells County Area Plan Commission voted 6-4 early Friday to endorse Apex Wind Energy’s development plans.
    The News-Banner of Bluffton reports (http://bit.ly/wWI7lz) that the marathon meeting at Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday and ran past 1 a.m. Friday.

Computer glitch delays Monroe’s utility bills

March 2, 2012

    Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman reported at Thursday's town council meeting that due to a computer problem, the printing and mailing of utility bills for Monroe residents has been delayed for the month of February.
    Lehman said he is hopeful the computer will be fixed today and that the bills will be mailed next week.
    Lehman also noted that the due date for payment will be extended by the same number of days the bill was delayed.

Few reserved seats left for Sunday Purdue show

March 2, 2012

    A few reserved-seat tickets are available for Sunday's performance here of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the Purduettes. They will be performing in Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School in a show starting at 3 p.m.
    Reserved-seat tickets for $15.00 are very limited, organizers said.
     Concert and buffet meal information are also available on the Purdue Music Organization website's March calendar page at purdue.edu/pmo 

Russell S. Oyer

March 2, 2012

Russell S. Oyer, 73, of Berne, died Wednesday in Swiss Village.
He married Nancy (Liechty) Oyer on August 20, 1960, and she survives. Other survivors include a son, Tim (Kristen) Oyer, of Geneva.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Swiss Village. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Swiss Village Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

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