Archive - Jan 2014
KINGSLAND — A highly-motivated Bellmont wrestling team turned in it's top performance of the season Monday night at Norwell, denying No. 18 East Noble a second consecutive victory over the Braves. With the convincing 37-22 NHC win, Bellmont racked up a second win over a top-20 team in three days, and now leads the series with the Knights 27-1.
Alice M. "Sally" Bittner, 98, Decatur, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Alice was born Thursday, Jan. 21, 1915, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Lizetta (Hanni) Reinhart.
She married the late Alton C. Bittner Aug. 20, 1934, Decatur; he passed away Dec. 2, 2002.
Nicholas Tyler Noll, 21, Zionsville, died unexpectedly at home, Dec. 31, 2013.
He was born Aug. 12, 1922 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.
Carol A. Selking, 68, Decatur, passed away at 2 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her residence following a brief illness and surrounded by her family.
Carol was born Thursday, March 1, 1945, in Ashland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur and Alma (Kinsey) Pipes. She married Ronald L. Selking Sept. 11, 1965, in St. Paul Lutheran Church- Preble; he survives.
Workers with the city of Decatur’s street and sanitation department received an enthusiastic “Thank you” from Mayor John Schultz to start the annual State of the City address Monday. The address was delivered as part of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon series at Woodcrest retirement community.
Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel reported to the board of county commissioners Monday that the recent winter storm took its toll on his fleet of vehicles, with two trucks currently down for repairs and maintenance to a third recently completed. Mitchel noted that at one point last week, he had more trucks in the garage (seven) than on the roads (six). Most service problems were related to the extreme cold, he said.
Following a heated discussion during the Dec. 9 meeting regarding a proposed city ordinance requiring businesses to maintain a Swiss theme, Berne City Council reconvened Monday to discuss ways to encourage businesses to go with the flow, rather than risk losing potential growth for the city.
To begin the meeting, Berne resident Kirk Johnson addressed the council regarding his concerns of an ordinance mandating a Swiss theme for potential businesses.
Taxes and marriage, two of the Indiana Republican Party’s favorite subjects, predictably took center stage Saturday morning as the two GOP lawmakers who represent Adams County held a town hall-style meeting in Decatur.
The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual meeting Jan. 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1703 High St., Decatur. Described as an “Ag Extravaganza,” the event will once again be a joint meeting with the Adams County Pork Producers Association and the Adams County Farm Bureau, who will conduct their regular business meetings at the event.
While reports of influenza cases are increasing at a rapid pace throughout Indiana, Adams County thus far has seen no cases.
According to Adams County Memorial Hospital Infection Preventionist Liz Fisher, “The flu is where we expect it to be this time of year. Christmas time means lots of get-togethers and nobody wants to miss Christmas, thus the flu spreads quickly and many people come in with symptoms following the holidays.”