Archive - 2013
In the photo above, Decatur Optimist Club member David Bracey and Jodi Eads of Adams County Healthy Families agency bagged groceries Tuesday at Community Market in Decatur as part of the United Way of Adams County’s annual fundraiser.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
In anticipation of the full impact of health care reform associated with the Affordable Care Act affecting Adams County government in January of 2014, the Adams County Commissioners have instituted some changes to the county group health plan. Insurance rates will increase $10 per two-week pay period for both those utilizing the Lutheran Preferred plan as well as the Three Rivers plan.
The annual Halloween parade is a go in Berne now that city council has approved the request for road closures, additional police support and all the loose ends that go with putting on the annual event.
The Halloween parade will be held Oct. 29, a day after the annual Callithumpian parade in Decatur. Several Halloween events were approved during the Monday meeting:
• During the parade Main Street will be closed to traffic and Berne police will provide additional support for the event.
FORT WAYNE—Fremont and Bellmont dominated the action in the annual girls Blackhawk Christian Cross Country Invitational Tuesday with the Eagles sweeping spots two through six to win the event with just 20 points in a six-team field.
The coveted top position, however, went to Bellmont's Bailey Beery who had no problems in going on cruise control to win by 2:11 over Fremont's Makenna Cade (18:49 to 21:00).
BLUFFTON — Adams Central tennis finished off their regular season sweep of all sectional opponents they may face at Norwell on October 2 when they handed the Bluffton Tigers a 5-0 beating on Monday night on the road.
Andy Oliver had the match of the night against Bluffton's Aaron Sturgeon defeating the number three singles player in three sets 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 2-6.
The first step towards a renovation of the First Bank of Berne building was taken Monday as city council members approved a motion granting a tax abatement for redevelopment of the downtown property.
Vice president and Chief Financial Officer Jason Hilty and Joe Caffee, a senior vice-president for the bank, met with council to discuss the company's plans for a new building. The bank, which has been at its current location since 1905, was last renovated in 1991, according to Hilty.
Adams County Service Complex Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer updated the Adams County Commissioners on the status of several aspects surrounding the peace monument being constructed on the southwest corner of courthouse square.
The second full day of autumn started out chilly on Monday, with temperatures in the high 30s, but the rapidly rising mercury made it a superb day to be on the local links. Above, golfer Jerry Hirschy chips toward the green. He and playing partner Mike Allen said it was a perfect day to be on the course.
Photo by J Swygart
David A. Malone, 28, Decatur, died on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 5, 1985, to David P. Malone and Maurine A. Fidley.
He was a member of The Bridge and was a student at Ivy Tech. He was active in area bowling circles.
Among survivors are his mother and step-father, Kelly and Chris Carpenter of Decatur; a son, Bentley A. Malone (21 months); a brother, Chris Malone of Decatur; and a step-grandfather, Wayne Carpenter of Decatur.