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January 18th, 2013

Combs’ 20 points not enough to hold Tigers

January 19, 2013

    BLUFFTON—It was a 42-42 tie with 1:35 left in the ball game when Chandler Prible stole a pass at mid-court and drove in for a lay-up that put Bluffton up for good on the Adams Central Flying Jets Friday night at the Tigers' Den.
    Both teams entered the contest 3-0 in the ACAC but Bluffton was the team hoisting up the hardware after knocking off Woodlan in the title game at the Coliseum last week for the conference crown.    

Amish scheme brings 6-year term

January 18, 2013

    Michelle D. Rodriguez, 32, Decatur, the alleged mastermind behind a string of armed robberies of Amish families by three teenage boys in September of 2012, was handed a six-year prison term in Adams Superior Court on Thursday..
    Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Judge Patrick R. Miller handed down the sentence.

Hoosier Pattern and Fleetwood to be honored

January 18, 2013

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce has named Hoosier Pattern Inc, as its 2012 Small Business of the Year and Fleetwood RV as the 2012 Large Business of the Year. 
    Each year the Chamber names an outstanding company that has demonstrated a high degree of community involvement and good corporate citizenship to this honor., the Chamber said in a news release.

Go to game, and maybe win $15,000

January 18, 2013

    When the Adams County Crime Fighters take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio team in a benefit basketball game on February 18, one person in attendance will have the opportunity to win $15,000.
    The game to benefit the local Crime Stoppers program will start at 7 p.m. in the Bellmont High School gym.

Bellmont dominates county meet with AC

January 18, 2013

    MONROE – The Bellmont girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams swept Adams Central on Thursday, but Jets coaches Patti Sauer and Lana Shoaf received a celebratory push in the pool anyway.
    The reason for the celebration – continuing improvement from their swimmers. After sweeping Wabash on Tuesday, the Adams Central swimmers begged to see their coaches take a dip. They were safe on Tuesday, but not so on Thursday.

Braves look to play spoiler in NHC bouts

January 18, 2013

    "There's going to be a good team race Saturday at the NHC, but it will be East Noble and Carroll. We're going to have to wrestle well to get third," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote, stating the unthinkable in years past.
    Bellmont, which has dominated NHC wrestling, and NEIAC wrestling before that, will not have a part of an conference wrestling championship for the first time in 23 years Saturday after the dust settles at DeKalb High School.

January 17th

Clyde B. Augsburger

January 17, 2013

    Clyde B. Augsburger, 86, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Shirley; three daughters, Sue (David) Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sally (Roland) DeRenzo of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Pamela (Lonnie) Evans of Alpharetta, Ga.
    Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. on Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be in MRECemetery in Berne.
  

Doris A. (Affolder) Zinn

January 17, 2013

    Doris A. (Affolder) Zinn, 89, Bluffton, formerly of Decatur, died on January 14, 2013, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
    Doris was born March 29, 1923, in Adams County to the late Lawrence and Goldie E. (Graham) Diehl.
    Her first husband was former Adams County sheriff Merle Affolder, who preceded her in death on September 10, 1992. She then married James Howard Zinn, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2000.
    Doris worked for CTS in Berne in Quality Control.

Getting back to normalcy

January 17, 2013

    All highways and streets are open, the St. Marys River continues to recede and Decatur residents are mostly back to normal today after one of the worst flooding episodes in the city's history.
    City weather station officials said this morning that the river had fallen to 19.44 feet, nearly four feet under its Monday night crest of 23.31 feet and a drop of nearly two feet from Wednesday morning's reading of 21.37 feet.

Fugitive may be in this area

January 17, 2013

    Adams County Crimestoppers is is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Julian DeAngelo Hart, 27, who faces several charges here and in Allen County.
    According to a news release, on December 7, 2011, Hart allegedly entered Innovative Concepts in Decatur and attempted to purchase merchandise using a fraudulent check.  As police were responding to the scene, Hart fled and led police on a high-speed vehicle pursuit through Decatur, the Crime Stoppers report said.

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