Archive - 2012
City offices in Decatur and Berne will be closed next Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Trash collections in both communities will be suspended for the day, with the pickups to be made on Tuesday with the regular run.
County offices in the Service Complex and courthouse also will be closed.
Decatur's compost site will be open Monday and mulch is available, officials said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Remnants of Hurricane Isaac will swoop into Indiana from the west and drop as much as 7 inches of rain over five days, providing much-needed relief from the drought in some areas, forecasters said Thursday.
National Weather Service experts told emergency management officials that the storm’s greatest threat could be small tornadoes. The weather service also said flooding was possible but not certain.
Mailing checks to pay for work done in Adams County will soon come to an end, according to auditor Bill Borne.
Borne told Adams County Commissioners this week that the county will soon begin paying vendors electronically to save money on man hours, materials and postage.
Vendors will soon be asked to provide the county with their bank information for to allow for electronic payments. Once a claim has been sent to the county and processed, the funds will then be transferred to the vendor's account.
Joan Hawkins, 82, of Decatur, died on Wednesday at Chalet Village in Berne.
Arrangements pending at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Thomas W. Hebein, 81 of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Decatur, died at on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Clifford D. Kuhn, 77, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Chalet Village.
He was born to Lloyd and Ruth (Baker) Kuhn on July 16, 1935.
Cliff was employed at Fleetwood in Decatur for 22 years. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles and listening to the Calvary Bible Radio broadcast from Florida.
It was a three-mile journey that took nearly three years to complete, but the remains of turn-of-the-century Berne residents were laid to rest for a second time Wednesday at M.R.E. Cemetery west of Berne.
Cemetery officials and a handful of interested onlookers joined with representatives from the Indianapolis-based AMEC Earth & Environmental archaeology firm to re-inter human remains and burial artifacts excavated in 2009 and 2010 from the long-abandoned Mennonite Church Cemetery in Berne.
The Squaws lost a tough conference match against the Norwell Lady Knights on Tuesday night, falling by a 3-2 score in a match that saw two overtime periods and a shootout, while picking up a win last Thursday against rival Columbia City, 3-0.
NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer approaches.
As Hurricane Isaac swamps the nation’s oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast, it’s delivering sharply higher pump prices to storm-battered residents of Louisiana and Mississippi — and also to unsuspecting drivers up north in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
A steer purchased at the livestock auction which closed the recent Adams County 4-H Fair will be providing food for families in the North Adams Schools district.
The 1,250-pound steer — raised by Alana Nussbaum in Adams County — was purchased by Bunge North America and processed without charge by Manley Meats, of rural Decatur into nearly 500 14-ounce cans of beef.
The food was then turned over to HERO Meals, Feeding Adams County of North America, a newly formed organization.