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Archive - Nov 2013

November 11th

Vietnam Memorial dedicated in Sunday ceremony

November 11, 2013

    On a clear, crisp and cold November Sunday afternoon, with stiff winds snapping flags to attention, Adams County paid special tribute to its servicemen who gave their lives in the Vietnam conflict with the dedication of a granite memorial on the front lawn of the courthouse. The ceremony, appropriately, was held the day before the official Veteran's Day holiday.

Commander Jan Smith leads memorial ceremony

November 11, 2013

    Jan Smith, Commander of American Legion Post 43, served as the master of ceremonies during Sunday’s event, attended by more than 100 area residents, including several veterans of the Vietnam conflict.

 

Changing council districts?

November 11, 2013

    With some counties seeing an increase in lawsuits filed by voters claiming county districts are unfairly represented, the Adams County Board of Elections opted to take a proactive approach and attempt to redistribute the population and thus better balance the districts for county council seats.
    The county is currently divided into four districts, represented by councilmen Stan Stoppenhagen (District 1), Duwayne Herman (District 2), Eric Orr (District 3) and Phil Wulliman (District 4).

Norma A. Bedwell

November 11, 2013

    Norma A. Bedwell, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
    She was born April 7, 1926, in Decatur to the late Delmer Clyde and Mary Ruth (Worden) McClure. On September 4, 1948, she married Wm. Wade Bedwell; he survives in Sarasota.
    Norma was a homemaker and was an avid bowler.

Vivian c. Hisner

November 11, 2013

    Vivian C. (Gresley) Hisner, 91, died at 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville.  Born on March 15, 1922, in the family home in rural Hoagland, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Ida Ruth (Barfell) Gresley.

Gene R. Williamson

November 11, 2013

    Gene R. Williamson, 75, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home.
    Gene was born Saturday, April 9, 1938, in Decatur to the late Earl N. 'Dutch' and Helen May (Brown) Williamson. He married Helen M Roth Aug. 30, 1957, in Adams County; she survives.

November 10th

Bellmont Youth Wrestling Champions

November 10, 2013

BELLMONT YOUTH WRESTLING FINALISTS—In the photo, championship winners from their respective weight classes poseFront (L-R): Bryce Rickord, Carter Thomas, Luke Litchfield, Mason Myers, Dominick Litchfield, Isaac Ruble, Austin Christner, Duke Myers. Back: Logan Douglas, Carter Ross, Joe Laughlin, Brooks Myers, Isaac Friedt, John Uhlman, Shaun Guise. (Photo provided)

November 8th

South Adams stuns Knights for title in OT

November 9, 2013

    WABASH— South Adams' senior Klayton Hinshaw summed it up nicely while hoisting the sectional trophy and addressing the team after the game.
    "17 years, baby!"
    The number referenced by one of the Stars' top lineman was of course how long it has been since SA has won a sectional title. On Friday night South Adams defeated Southwood in an overtime thriller, 40-39, giving the Berne boys their fifth title in school history and first since 1996.

Fewer funds for hungry families

November 8, 2013

    November 1 marked the end of the 2009 federal stimulus package which provided additional income for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s food stamp program. The expiration of stimulus funding has resulted in a reduction in benefits received by SNAP recipients of 7 percent, or $10 per month per person, according to northeast Indiana Family and Social Services Deputy Director of Communications Marnie Lemons.

North Adams officials stay abreast of hunger issues

November 8, 2013

  Many participants in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s food stamp program whose benefits were reduced beginning this month are children, according to Erin Ripley, food service director for North Adams Community Schools. Ripley said school officials recognized the challenges many students face each evening and weekends, when food may not be as readily available.

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