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Archive - Jan 2014

January 16th

County’s tax collection rate exceeds 96%

January 16, 2014

    Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg reported to the Adams County Commissioners this week that 96.7 percent of all tax collections due from local residents from 2013 had already been paid to date, with that percentage expected to rise slightly over the coming weeks as additional and delinquent payments are made.
    Krueckeberg indicated the payment percentage was among some of the highest in the state.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

January 15th

Braves manhandle Homestead, 68-6

January 15, 2014

    Bellmont, now rated 16th in the state, made it a 4-0 week in the NHC by dominating an under-manned Homestead squad Wednesday, 68-6 at the Teepee.
    The Braves, who swept out three loop foes, including No. 18 (IHSWCA poll) East Noble Monday, scored seven falls, a tech fall and 11-7 decision at 138 pounds with Danny Baker, and went 12-2 overall Wednesday to go 6-1 in NHC dual meets this season.

Homestead @ Bellmont, wrestling webcast

January 15, 2014

   Tonight the Braves welcome Homestead to the mat for an important NHC clash. The JV is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with the varsity slated immediately after. The broadcast will begin at approximately 7 p.m. or when the varsity warm-ups begin. 

   To view tonight's webcast, click the link below, then log in with a username and a password. The service is free so enjoy the broadcast. Go Braves!


Margaret B. Boggs

January 15, 2014

    Margaret B. Boggs, 94, Decatur died Wednesday at Woodcrest nursing center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Wilmer W. Fuelling

January 15, 2014

    Wilmer Wayne Fuelling, 76, Monroe, passed away Jan. 14, 2014. He was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Decatur, to the late Gustav and Lillian (Kaiser) Fuelling.
    Wilmer was a former member of St. Peter (Fuelling) Lutheran Church. He worked his entire life at Navistar, beginning while still in high school at the Fort Wayne plant, then transferring and retiring from the Indianapolis plant in 2003 after 49 years of service. He was a member of the Local Union United Auto Workers 98.

Nicholas T. Noll

January 15, 2014

    Nicholas Tyler Noll, 21, Zionsville, died unexpectedly at home, Dec. 31, 2013.
    He was born Aug. 12, 1992, in Indianapolis, to Dr. Gregg and Carmen (Chaves) Noll; they survive.
    Nick was a 2011 graduate of Zionsville Community High School and was in his third year of a six year program at Bulter University's School of Pharmacy.

County eyes 1st Street jail site

January 15, 2014

    Following a pair of productive brainstorming sessions between members of the Adams County Judicial Needs Committee, sheriff’s department staff, architects, contractors and Decatur city officials, County Attorney Mark Burry informed Adams County Council members Tuesday morning they have narrowed the options for the possible location of a combined superior court and county jail facility. A new circuit building is not included in the most recent plans.

County middle schoolers want to raise money to build a school in Africa

January 15, 2014

    Class projects are nothing new, but seventh grade students at Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams middle schools have set an admirable goal for the 2013-14 school year: Raise $22,000 to build a school in Africa.

NA board hikes pay for subs

January 15, 2014

    North Adams Community Schools are in need of substitute teachers.
    “Substitute teachers are calling in the day before and cancelling to go to a different school,” Superintendent Brent Lehman explained during the North Adams school board meeting held Tuesday evening. “We had to figure out why this was happening. There were days we didn’t have a substitute, and that is not okay.”

Jets shoot past Raiders in ACAC opener

January 15, 2014

    MONROE—The opening round of the 91st boys and 40th girls ACAC basketball tournament opened for Adams Central and Southern Wells at the Hangar Tuesday night with the Adams Central boys posting a 61-49 victory over the Raiders while the Wells County girls breezed past the Jets by a 58-28 count.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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