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January 15th

River crests at 23.3 feet – Slight receding begins; students offered shuttles

January 15, 2013

    Little has changed overnight in the fight against the latest flood to hit Decatur, although the St. Marys River crested overnight at 23.31 feet feet, one of the highest levels ever recorded here.
    The crest came at 9:30 p.m., city weather station officials reported, and the river began slightly receding. At 7 a.m. today, it stood at 22.99 feet.

Mayor gives annual report on Decatur

January 15, 2013

    Mayor John Schultz gave the annual State of the City address at Woodcrest on Monday.
    He began by expressing his love for his job and thanking all those who support him in it.
    Schultz reported that the water department has noticed less water has been sold than was pumped to the plants, so they have been searching for leaks, particularly in the oldest part of the city. Having found leaks there, they will continue to search for and repair leaks elsewhere in the waterlines throughout Decatur this year.

Berne officials travel to view a system

January 15, 2013

    A contingent of municipal officials from Berne traveled to Lamar, Missouri, last weekend to view firsthand a wastewater treatment system that has risen to the top of the city's list of options for mandatory improvements to the local treatment facility.
    Berne is under orders from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to reduce the amount of ammonia contained in waste water that is being discharged to area rivers and streams by the year 2015.

January 14th

Gregory A. Shaneyfelt

January 14, 2013

    Gregory Alan Shaneyfelt, 55, of Geneva, passed away resting comfortably with friends and family by his side at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his residence.
    Greg was born in Portland on September 19, 1957.
    He married Wanda (Overla) Shaneyfelt on Saturday, June 27, 2009; she survives in Geneva.

River to crest at 23.3 feet tonight

January 14, 2013

    With a 23.3-foot flood crest expected on the St. Marys River tonight following weekend rainfall of two and a half inches in Decatur, there is some good news: No more rain is in the forecast through Friday.
    Snow melt combined with the rain drove the St. Marys River from 10.1 feet on Friday morning to 22.9 feet at 7 a.m. today!    

Crash survivor said stable

January 14, 2013

    Menno Schwartz, 23-year-old rural Geneva resident who was seriously injured in a Wednesday traffic accident which killed two other men, was listed in stable condition on Friday in the trauma center of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    He was airlifted to the hospital after the one-vehicle crash on an icy Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo,
    Killed in the crash were Chris L. Eicher, 50, of Geneva, and Dan C. Graber, 48, of Portland.

D’Arcy treated for rare cancer

January 14, 2013

    Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese, says he’s battling a rare form of cancer and is asking for prayers as he undergoes treatment.
    D’Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.

Squaws latest victims of tough Norwell squad, 62-27

January 14, 2013

    The Norwell girls continued Saturday night where the Norwell boys left off Friday night and polished off the Bellmont Squaws 62-27 in Northeast Hoosier Conference action at the Teepee after the Knights had beaten the BHS boys by 45 a night earlier.
    The Norwell pressure caused immediate and constant woes for the Squaws during the game evidenced by the fact that even though Bellmont shot 83.3 percent from the field in the first period, they still trailed 18-10 at the buzzer.

Jets survive tough Indy test; go 2-3 at Warren Central

January 14, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS — Adams Central went 2-3 in their toughest super dual of the season Saturday at Warren Central, beating Carmel and Northwestern while losing by a point to Roncalli, 37-36. Ben Davis beat the Jets 46-23 and host Warren Central, rated fifth overall in the state, dumped the Jets 52-18.

January 11th

Stars finish dual season with rout at So. Wells, 70-12

January 12, 2013

    PONETO — In a dual wrestling meet that lasted 34 minutes, South Adams  dominated ACAC rival Southern Wells with six falls and took five forfeits in a 70-12 victory.
    The win concluded the Starfires dual-meet season at 13-7, while Southern Wells, which competed without standouts Ben Fiechter at 132 and Daniel Beeks at 138, fell to 7-22.
    "It was what it was," stated South Adams coach Eric Myers.

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