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October 2nd, 2012

Silent auction geared to aid some school families

October 2, 2012

    The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF), along with North Adams Community Schools, has announced that a silent auction is under way to provide support for families in need of assistance for activities not funded by taxpayers.
    A news release said the volunteer committee will review applications submitted to the ACCF, focusing on needs for families before considering wants, should additional funds become available.

Sigler (the son) is special prosecutor

October 2, 2012

    Decatur native D.J. Sigler is following in the footsteps of his father, Dan.
    Sigler the son has been named a special prosecutor assigned to the case of Huntington County Commissioer Tom Wall, who has been charged with seven counts of misdemeanor battery against two women who worked for him.
    In a story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Sigler declined to comment on the details of the charges, but quoted the state statute that defines battery as “touching in a rude, insolent or angry manner.”

Four Braves make NHC tennis teams

October 2, 2012

 

     The Northeast Hoosier Conference has released its all-conference lists for the 2012 boys tennis season featuring four Bellmont Braves making the cut.

October 1st

Colts coach has leukemia

October 1, 2012

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia and is expected to be hospitalized six to eight weeks as he undergoes treatment.
    He will be replaced on an interim basis by offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
    Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement Monday during a somber and sometimes emotional news conference at the team complex.

James Kenneth Herndon

October 1, 2012

    James “Jim” Kenneth Herndon, 85, of Bluffton, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    He was born on September 20, 1927, in Huntington County, to Elijah J. and Mary L. (Holmes) Herndon.
    On March 26, 1949, he married Rita E. Geis in Decatur; she passed away on February 17, 1966.
    Jim then married Miriam J. (Ginter) Sommer in Decatur on March 4, 1967; she passed away on April 29, 1996.

Crisis Intervention Team eyed here

October 1, 2012

    Some members of local law enforcement will soon be better equipped to interact with individuals struggling with mental illness as they partner with Park Center to develop the new Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).
    The new program in Adams County is modeled after the CIT program in Fort Wayne, which was instituted after a stand-off altercation with a mentally ill man, who was subsequently killed by police.

Logjam removal will cost state near $95,000

October 1, 2012

    The Linkel Co. of Batesville, Indiana, has been awarded the contract to remove a huge logjam from under the Wendell Macklin Bridge in Decatur.
    Linkel was the low bidder for the project as the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) this week received bids on logjam removals at eight different locations in northeast Indiana.
    Linkel bid $94,754, while Yardberry Landscaping of Anderson bid $98,429 and Pioneer & Associates of Fort Wayne entered a bid of $176,610.

Yvonne Jones

October 1, 2012

    Yvonne "Sue" Jones, 64, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at her residence due to natural causes.
    Sue was born on Friday, January 23, 1948, in Decatur, to the late Walter and Sally (South) Suman.
    She married Greg Jones on October 22, 1983, in Willshire; he survives.

Jets soar over So. Wells at BSU, 41-24

October 1, 2012

MUNCIE- Five first half turnovers from the Raiders spelled an easy victory for Adams Central at Ball State on Saturday, while the Starfires…
Adams Central opened up the four-game ACAC extravaganza in Muncie with a lopsided 41-24 victory over the Southern Wells Raiders.
The Jets jumped out of the gate on their opening possession when quarterback Dalton Combs connected with sophomore Carter Sharp on a fourth and two that turned into six points for AC on a 36-yard romp. The kick was botched for the Jets.

Helen Virginia Kidd

October 1, 2012

    Helen Virginia Kidd, 97, of Decatur, died on Saturday at  Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Among survivors are her son, William Eugene "Billy" Kidd of Celina, Ohio.
    A private family visitation was held at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and there was no service.
 

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