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February 27th

Police search at mobile home court is fruitless

February 27, 2013

    Numerous police were in and around the mobile home court on S. 13th St. early Tuesday afternoon in search of a probation violator.
    It is believed that one mobile home was entered, but the unidentified person was not found.    
    The city's new police dog was called out at one point, but tracking was difficult for the dog due to the rainy weather.

 

Colleen J. Hodge

February 27, 2013

    Colleen J. Hodge, 64, of Berne, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, in Indianapolis.
    She was born on March 25, 1948, to the late Chris and Florence (Liechty) Biberstine in Adams County.
    Colleen was a member of the West Missionary Church and was employed at Tyson Foods, Portland. In the past she worked for Dunbar Furniture, Berne Apparel, and CTS Corp. She enjoyed reading, making and sending colorful cards, and especially loved her family.

February 26th

Jets fly higher than Eagles, 54-33

February 27, 2013

    BERNE—From the opening tip until the final horn, Adams Central left no doubt that their regular season opening win against Churubusco was no fluke.
    The Jets (13-7) took care of business in the opening round of sectional play at South Adams Tuesday night earning a convincing 54-33 win over the Eagles (4-19) to advance to Friday night's semi-final match-up with title favorite Bishop Luers.
    Adams Central had won with a similar score, 51-34, in the opener.

N. Adams calls off evening activities

February 26, 2013

    North Adams officials announced at 1 p.m. today that all evening activities have been called off.
     No word had yet been received on boys Sectional basketball games at South Adams, where the Starfires and Adams Central are scheduled to play in separate games, or Norwell, where Bellmont is on tap to play.
    Any announced postponements will be posted here.
    At 1 p.m., the temperature in Decatur stood at 34 degrees.

Berne plans to scrap playground pieces deemed to be unsafe

February 26, 2013

    Two pieces of playground equipment at Berne's Lehman Park, deemed by the city's insurance carrier to be unsafe, will be sent to the scrap heap following a decision Monday by the city council not to permit the equipment to be utilized by an independent organization.
    New playground equipment will be installed in Lehman Park this spring, and the city council for months has wrestled over where the new equipment will be placed and what would be the fate of several old playground devices.

‘I am a blessed, humble man’

February 26, 2013

    Just nine days after suffering a near-fatal heart attack, Berne City Council President Gregg Sprunger was in his usual seat Monday evening as the council met for its regularly-scheduled meeting.
    Sprunger appeared slightly pale and spoke softly, but nonetheless contributed to several spirited discussions throughout the evening.

Viola Dennison

February 26, 2013

    Viola Dennison, 95, of Berne, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at Swiss Village.
    She was born  on November 25, 1917, to the late Daniel and Barbara (Liechty) Habegger in Adams County.
    She married Claude Dennison on November 10, 1945; he preceded her in death.

Colleen Hodge

February 26, 2013

    Colleen Hodge, 64, of Berne, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Lorine Hoffman

February 26, 2013

    Lorine Hoffman, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur.
    She was born on Sunday, June 19, 1921, in Adams County, to the late Henry and Emma (Westphal) Erxleben.
    Lorine married Walter Hoffman on June 19, 1943, in the parsonage at Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim; he passed away on October 13, 1991.

ACAC names girls' conference list

February 26, 2013

    The Allen County Athletic Conference released their list of all-conference selections from the 2012-13 girls basketball season.
    It was a four-team race atop the standings this season with Garrett and Leo sharing the ACAC title during the regular season at 6-1 apiece including tournament play. Southern Wells and Woodlan shared third place honors with a 5-2 mark, while Heritage played to a 3-4 record, Adams Central finished at 2-5, South Adams went 1-6, and Bluffton sat in the basement with an 0-7 mark.

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