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Archive - Jul 2013

July 26th

Berne boosts stipend for aging council

July 26, 2013

    Rising fuel costs and federal cutbacks are making it increasingly difficult for Sharon Tester to keep Adams County's senior transportation program afloat.
    Because of those financial hardships, Tester, director of the Adams County Council on Aging, made a request to Berne City Council on Monday evening for a slight increase in the city's annual contribution to support of the agency's program that assists senior citizens and disabled individuals throughout the county.

July 25th

Nell J. Huffman

July 25, 2013

    Nell J. Huffman, 85, of Geneva, died Tuesday at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
    Among survivors are her husband, Richard L. Huffman of Geneva; daughter, Patricia (Bill) Cowan of Portland; son, Brian L. (Tina) Huffman of Bluffton.
    Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

John P. Zehr

July 25, 2013

    John P. Zehr, 85, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Carol (Dan) Rupp of Fort Wayne and Jan (Dean) Meyers of Muncie.
    Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday in the front vestibule of First Missionary Church. A graveside service will follow at MRE Cemetery Chapel.
    Arrangements are by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Swiss Days opening as fair is closing

July 25, 2013

    As one festival winds down another one opens up in Adams County.
    The final event of the Adams County 4-H fair, the livestock auction, is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today at the fairgrounds in Monroe, then two hours later and just a few miles south, opening ceremonies will be held to kick off this year's edition of Swiss Days.

Medical Complex renovation plans given to board

July 25, 2013

    Tentative plans for the renovation of the newest physicians office building owned by the Adams Health Network (AHN) were revealed to the AHN Board of Trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting.
    Nick Nelson, director of support services at Adams Memorial Hospital, showed members a large drawing that will greatly alter the appearance of the Adams Medical Complex located adjacent to the hospital and currently home to four physicians.

Main break causes street hole

July 25, 2013

     What city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert called "a unique situation" resulted in a deep hole in a portion of a city street at the intersection of Meibers and Walnut streets last Saturday.
    A water main break occurred in that area, but because the storm sewer was in such close proximity to the main, the water from the main began running into the sewer line, causing a portion of the pavement to collapse.

July 24th

Evelyn Trefun

July 24, 2013

    Evelyn Trefun, 97, formerly of Bremen, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Adams Heritage Healthcare Facility in Monroeville.
    Evelyn was born February 1, 1916, in Wyatt.
    On November 7, 1935, she married Stanley Trefun; he preceded her in death.
    Evelyn was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Ladies’ Circle.

Big night for Bellmont and Preble Pathfinders

July 24, 2013

    It was Bellmont High School and Preble Pathfinders night at the Adams County 4-H Fair on Tuesday as Casey Kreuckeberg was annnounced as Royal Ambassador and Paige LeMaster was named Distinguished Ambassador.
    Krueckeberg is a recent Bellmont graduate while LeMaster will be a junior there in the upcoming school year. Both are members of the Pathfinders 4-H Club.

County covers covered bridge with insurance

July 24, 2013

    The Adams County Commissioners, during their regular weekly meeting on Monday, approved the purchase of an insurance policy that protects the county's financial interest in the covered bridge near Ceylon.
    The insurance policy was required as part of a rehabilitation grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
    The commissioners accepted a quote from Star Financial that will provide $400,000 in coverage for the bridge, at an annual cost of $5,000.

Owner gets 90 days to raze home

July 24, 2013

    City officials have given the owner of a burned-out residence in Berne 90 days to demolish the structure that has long been considered by neighbors to be an eyesore and a public health hazard,
    During a public hearing held during a recent meeting of the Berne Board of Public Works and Safety it was determined that the structure, owned by Tammi Frisendorf and located at the intersection of Brown and East Van Buren streets, must be razed within 90 days.

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