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September 24th, 2012

Chance meeting rekindled love affair

September 24, 2012

     Robert "Bob" Brown, who currently lives in Decatur, and Edith "Edie" (Puff) Northup of Fort Wayne, met and fell in love 50 years ago, but they were just married last Saturday, September 15, in an outdoor ceremony at the Berne American Legion post.
    The couple started dating after they met at work in 1961 when he was 21 and she was 19. They embarked on a whirlwind romance and planned on getting married until Northup's father convinced her otherwise. They were each other's first love.

Mary Jeanette Speece

September 24, 2012

    Mary Jeanette Speece, 88, of  Poneto, passed away at 10:24 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born in Wells County on March 11, 1924, to the late Benjamin Franklin “Frank” and Veda G. (Masterson) Conner.  
    On November 21, 1962, she married Kenneth G. Speece in Bluffton; he preceded her in death on November 29, 1973. 

County jobless rate still falling

September 24, 2012

    Adams County's unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent during August, down from 7.9 percent in June and 7.6 in July, according to statistics released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county's jobless rate has remained below 8 percent for five consecutive months after starting the year at 8.5 percent. Three years ago, in August of 2009, Adams County experienced a jobless rate of 14.1 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.0 percent.

County teams compete in New Haven Invite

September 24, 2012

    Several season and career best times were posted by Bellmont cross country runners in the New Haven Invitational held at the Plex in Fort Wayne.
    Both BHS teams finished in the top half of the competition in their division with both the Braves and Squaws taking eighth out of 19 teams. Adams Central and South Adams also competed on the day in both boys and girls races.

Squaws win Warsaw Invitational

September 24, 2012

    WARSAW—Bellmont shook off a heart-breaking loss to Carroll on Saturday by going undefeated at the Warsaw Invitational earning the championship over Lafayette Jeff in two sets.
    Going 4-0 on the day, coach Craig Krull's Squaws were on a mission to avenge their loss to arch-rival Carroll and the field at Warsaw happened to be simply casualties of war starting with Southwood in Bellmont's opener, followed by rematches with North Side and Bishop Luers, and finally a win over Jeff in the final game.

September 21st

Jets use air game to top Stars, 19-7

September 22, 2012

 

BERNE—In a game that took nearly four hours to complete due to lightning, it was the final seven minutes that made the difference as the Jets scored twice to seal a win in Berne. 

For the first time in five seasons, Adams Central knocked off the Starfires of South Adams in football with a win Friday at Starfield, 19-7.

Police: Mom told teens to rob Amish

September 21, 2012

    The Adams County sheriff’s and Berne police departments collaborated to quickly arrest four suspects in the alleged recent attacks on members of the Amish community in the Berne area, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey
    Three people now face multiple felony charges, including armed robbery, and a fourth is facing a conspiracy charge.

Berne to hold public hearing Monday on water rate hike

September 21, 2012

    A public hearing will be held at 8 p.m. next Monday, Sept. 24, in Berne City Hall to accept community input surrounding a proposed increase in municipal water rates.
    Berne City Council recently gave its first reading to an ordinance that would boost monthly water rates for average users by $8.42 per month. The increase would represent the city's first water rate hike in more than 30 years.

Deadly deer virus is said discovered in Adams County

September 21, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly virus has killed deer in at least four Indiana counties and is suspected in dozens more.
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologist Chad Stewart said Thursday epizootic hemorrhagic disease has been confirmed in samples collected from dead deer in LaGrange, Miami, Morgan and Sullivan counties.

Marian A. Meyer Hedrick

September 21, 2012

    Marian A. (Ringger) Meyer Hedrick, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
    Raised in Grover Hill, Ohio, Marian attended Grover Hill High School where she graduated as salutatorian; she then graduated with honors from Defiance College in 1958.

 

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