July 10th, 2012
No candidates were named to fill vacancies for county offices on the November general election ballot, according to an announcement Monday by Rob Noetzel, chairman of the Adams County Republican Party.
Republicans and Democrats had until June 30 to fill any openings in their slate of candidates for the fall. July 2 was the deadline for any independent candidates to file petitions with the clerk of courts office.
Democrats had four vacancies for major local offices.
Adams County residents are now able to drive golf carts on county roads and streets, thanks to an ordinance passed by county commissioners Monday.
Under the new ordinance are the following conditions:
• Those driving golf carts on county roads or streets must have a valid driver's license.
• All passengers must be seated in factory-installed seats during operation of the golf cart.
With Mayor Bill McKean absent, Berne City Council on Monday approved the mayor's recommendations for 2013 pay increases for city employees and elected officials.
The votes, as anticipated, were not unanimous.
Back to normal ... or at least close to it.
Everyone's power is restored and after nearly two weeks of extremely hot weather, Decatur-area residents are going to be seeing near-normal temperatures this week, the National Weather Service said this morning.
Now, if we could just get some more rain!
The restored Ceylon Covered Bridge will be dedicated this Saturday in a special event held at the site.
The event will start at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15, payable to Geneva Proud. Those interested need to make reservations no later than Tuesday by calling Geneva Town Hall, 368-7251.
The meal following the dedication ceremony will include BBQ chicken and pulled pork by Hoosier Q Daddy; ice cream by Crossroads Pantry will be available and drinks will be furnished.
Only a portion of a downtown Monroeville building remained standing this morning after a devastating fire broke out Thursday night.
One side of the building, last occupied by a Dollar Dan business over a year ago, was still standing. Firefighters reportedly had the other half of the building knocked down in order to prevent rekindling. The structure is owned by Roger Gerardot, at 107 Summer St., across from the American Legion post.
No monetary estimate of damage was available.
Joan L. Conn, 84, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at her home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Adams County, Joan worked at Parkview Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church. She was a skilled seamstress, loved to read, knit, crochet and make afghans; which were donated to the church, to the homeless and to shelters.
Ernest Fennig, 90, of Berne, died Sunday evening.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Erma L. Sliger, 82, of Decatur, passed away at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Erma was born on June 22, 1930, to the late Frank and Lillian (Hunter) Morrison in Rocky Point, Missouri.
On February 11, 1950, she married Donald E. Sliger; he passed away on June 18, 2010.
Adrian Sprunger, 92, of Auburndale, Florida, died on Saturday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.