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Archive - Mar 22, 2013

Four Jets, two Stars named to All-ACAC boys teams

March 22, 2013

    Earlier this month, the Allen County Athletic Conference revealed its two all-conference teams for the 2012-13 boys basketball season.
    Four Jets and a pair of Starfires were named to the two conference teams, while Bluffton and Leo lead the way with three players each on the first team. Heritage had two players on the first team as well with Garrett, Southern Wells, and Woodlan netting just one player.

Study okay would take trail to river

March 22, 2013

    Approximately 30 residents of Adams County, both supportive and not, turned out for the informational hearing on the plans of South Adams Trails Inc. (SATI) in Geneva on Thursday night.

Sixth-grade project goes international

March 22, 2013

    In sixth grade English, learning the elements of a short story is a fairly common practice. However, Adams Central Middle School teachers Rhonda Berstch and Lana Shoaf, took this year's project in a unique direction. What started out as a writing assignment to be read by younger students,turned in to an international project.

County ADA compliance mostly complete

March 22, 2013

    Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey, as ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) coordinator for the county, said at this week's commissioners meeting that sidewalks at intersections are supposed to have curb ramps.
    Four of these ramps are needed in the Chapel Chase subdivision, but that is the only county-owned location that needs to have them added, according to Barkey. He expects the project to cost approximately $4,500 and asked where the money should come from.

Richard Bleeke

March 22, 2013

    Richard Bleeke, 77, of Decatur, died today.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Marjorie J. Haggerty

March 22, 2013

    Marjorie J. Haggerty, 89, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
    Marge was born in Craigville, Ind., on November 17, 1923, to the late Albert R. and Nettie N. (Strohm) Wolf.
    On August 17, 1946, she married Thurman P. Haggerty; he preceded her in death on September 21, 2007.

Dick W. Johnson

March 22, 2013

    Dick W. Johnson, 80, formerly of Decatur, died February 21, 2013.
    He was born in 1932 in Decatur to Otto and Bessir Johnson, the youngest of eight children.
    Dick graduated from Decatur High School in 1950. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, first as a yeoman, then as a medic. Dick met his wife Louise while stationed in Hawaii. They married in 1952 and had four children, Eric, Jonell, Craig, and Clint.

Jay County invited to join ACAC

March 22, 2013

The ACAC made its first move towards a shake-up on Thursday as the Allen County Athletic Conference extended an invitation to Jay County High School for membership into the conference.
    There has been no official acceptance from Jay County as they will decide this matter at the next school board meeting. The school is already mulling over a possible acceptance to the North Central Conference where they would be one of the smaller schools. In the ACAC, Jay County's numbers would be near the top of the enrollment list.

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