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Archive - Apr 2012

April 27th

IPFW official: McKee ‘had so much promise’

April 27, 2012

    Zachary McKee, a 27-year-old Ossian resident, was about to graduate from IPFW in May with a political science degree and begin working at the Indiana Statehouse. Four years as a distinguished U.S. Marine was on his resume.
    Then he tragically died in an unusual accident near Chicago on Sunday.

Complex leaking solutions eyed

April 27, 2012

    Dave Meyer of the county buildings and grounds department reported to county commissioners Monday that he received a quote of $58,631 from Atlas Building Services to add window flashing to the third floor windows across the front of the Service Complex.
    Alternately, Atlas quoted a price of $16,736 to clean the area and add a water repellant to the windows.
    There has been a problem with leakage at the complex for quite some time, according to Meyer.

George Lacatis

April 27, 2012

    George Lacatis, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 9 a.m.Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born September 20, 1928, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Flore and Catherine (Cosma) Lacatis.
    George retired from General Motors in 1989 after 30 years of service in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Catherine K. Schwartz

April 27, 2012

    Catherine K. Schwartz, 77, of Monroe, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her residence. 
    She was born on Wednesday, September 12, 1934, in Adams County, to the late Sam K. and Sylvia (Springer) Schwartz.  
    She married Atlee M. Schwartz on Thursday, March 21, 1957.
    Mrs. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish.

April 26th

Braves topple #4 Norwell, 7-3

April 26, 2012

    OSSIAN—Bellmont kept their bats hot as they traveled to Norwell to face off against the #4 ranked team in 3A according to the IHSBCA poll, pulling off the upset, 7-3 on Thursday night.
    Bellmont, now 10-3 and on the honorable mention list in the same poll, came into the contest hitting the cover off of the baseball of late.
    For five innings it was a pitchers dual for the Braves and Knights between Bellmont senior Phillip Bauman and Norwell's Johan Patten.

Lingenfelter Camaro breaks 10 second mark

April 26, 2012

    DECATUR, Ind. - The experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) have powered the 2012 ZL1 Camaro to its first run in the 10s, making an impressive 10.79 quarter-mile pass at 134.36 mph at Muncie Dragway in Albany, Ind.

Many children among displaced

April 26, 2012

    Four families with perhaps as many as 12 children lost nearly all their belongings and were displaced by Tuesday's devastating fire at the Oakwood Terrace Apartments on Interlaken Drive at the east edge of Berne, off SR 218.
    Immediate needs of the famliies seem to have been taken care of, Pastor Donald Sauls of Compassionate Ministries said Wednesday afternoon. But, of course, long-term needs are a much larger picture.

Thrown cigarette may be fire cause

April 26, 2012

    Berne Fire Chief John Crider said this morning that the investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a building at the Oakwood Terrace Apartment complex Tuesday, displacing four families, may have been caused by a cigarette.
    Crider stated that the fire began in the northern, upstairs apartment. The occupant told investigators he had thrown a cigarette out of a window, but that it may have blown back in through a crack in the wall.

Voice your opinions about health care in Adams County

April 26, 2012

    Residents of Adams County and the surrounding areas may soon be receiving a survey form in their mailbox. 
    A survey will be sent to a random sample of homes in late April and it is designed to help Adams Memorial Hospital identify the health services needed in the community, the hospital said in a news release. The information will be used for strategic planning, grant applications, new programs, and by community groups interested in addressing health issues.

Patsy R. Hawkins

April 26, 2012

    Patsy R. Hawkins, 78, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born on Wednesday, June 14, 1933, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Jesse and  Elta (Hawk) Case.
    She married Virgil L. Hawkins on April 14, 1951, in the United Brethren in Christ Church, in Decatur; he passed away on January 16, 2010.
    Patsy was a homemaker.

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