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August 29th, 2012

Love INC may have to close doors

August 29, 2012

    Love INC has announced that, like other organizations, it is struggling financially. According to a press release, Love INC does not have enough funds to keep the doors open for another month.
    Love INC is asking for donations to help meet the needs of people in the community.
    Donations may be mailed to Love INC, P.O. Box 932, Decatur, IN, 46733.
    For more information, call (260) 728-4503.

Only slight changes seen in Berne voting districts

August 29, 2012

    The boundaries of city council districts in Berne will be revamped slightly, but all council candidates will continue to be voted upon by all city residents under a state-mandated 10-year redistricting update given preliminary approval on Monday by Berne City Council.
    According to City Attorney Jim Beitler, the council redistricting is required once each decade following the official U.S. Census.

Margaret A. Colchin

August 29, 2012

    Margaret A. Colchin, 85, of Avilla and formerly of Fort Wayne, left this world on Monday, August 27, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, in Avilla.
    She was born on August 30, 1926, in Adams County to the late Leo J. and Ada A. (Lafferty) Weber.
    On May 3, 1954, she married Max E. Colchin.

Clifford D. Kuhn

August 29, 2012

    Clifford  D. Kuhn, 77, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Chalet Village.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

August 28th

Braves top talented Jets' squad, 3-2

August 28, 2012

    MONROE—The Braves collided with the Flying Jets of Adams Central on Tuesday night at the Hangar picking up a huge victory over the talented Jet team, 3-2 to remain perfect on the season.
    Bellmont, now 5-0 to begin the year, got a boost of confidence from their doubles team, an area that coach Joe Selking thought may be the hardest to replace after last season's successful team.

DDD wins Cross Creek title

August 28, 2012

     Before the Hall of Fame festivities, the Cross Country Men's League playoffs were held. The Monday league champion Democrat team edged out Thursday champs, Hometown Healthcare, 6-4 to take the league title. In the A spot, Mike Macke beat Dr. Mike Ainsworth 83 (net 81) to 84. At position B, Jared Friedt shot an 81 (net 78) beating out Scott Ainsworth's 79. AJ Kalver nipped Marty Simonson, 78 (net 77) to 78.

Courthouse repair estimates soar

August 28, 2012

    The cost to repair damages to the electrical system at the Adams County Courthouse, which was zapped during severe storms that whipped through the area at the beginning of August, has jumped again.
    After a lightning strike damaged the courthouse elevator, air conditioning units, alarm systems, several computer systems and related software, the initial estimate for repairs was $20,000. Once repairmen began inspecting the damage, however, that figure jumped to approximately $60,000, according to Dave Meyer of building maintenance.

Adams County one of 67 where West Nile found

August 28, 2012

    Adams County Sanitarian/Environmental Director Terry R. Smith has announced that his department has received repeated verifications from the Indiana State Department of Health’s weekly Arboviral Surveillance Reports that West Nile Virus (WNV) is again present in Indiana and in Adams County.
    A total of 67 counties, including Adams, have had positive tests. Other counties with positive tests include Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Jay, Huntington, Noble, Randolph, Wells and Whitley.

Berne, townships nearing deal on fire protection

August 28, 2012

    A long and drawn-out set of negotiations between Berne officials and representatives of the outlying townships over fire protection costs has not yet been completed — but it’s getting closer.

Margaret A. Colchin

August 28, 2012

    Margaret A. Colchin, 85, of Avilla, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Monday at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

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