September 26th, 2012
More personnel changes are coming for the Adams County Sheriff's and Decatur Police departments, according to Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
Rekeweg told the county commissioners on Monday that one of the jail officers has a conditional offer of employment with the city police department. Providing the officer passes all requirements for the city, they will become a full-time employee of the Decatur Police Department.
MONROE- The ACAC regular season title was on the line at the Hangar on Tuesday night as the Lady Jets welcomed the Leo Lions.
A day removed from their loss at Norwell, Leo came out swinging as they put down the Jets in four sets 25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21.
It might not have been a war, but when the final point was declared after a Norwell player got tangled up in the net, the Bellmont Squaws knew they at least had been in a battle with a team they could very well see again in a couple of weeks during the IHSAA sectional.
Marjorie I. Myers, 95, of Bluffton, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community.
She is survived by two sons, Rolland R. “Ron” (Judy) Myers of Bluffton and Rex H. (Yvonne) Myers of Bluffton.
Calling hours are 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Dennis Leinbach officiating.
William G. Strait Sr, 93, Portland, died Monday.
Among survivors are his wife, Betty J. Wagner; two sons, Bill Strait Jr of Monroe, and Phillip Strait of Portland; and two daughters, Donna (Gerald) Manor of Portland, and Donna Strait of Portland.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Burial will follow in Bluff Point Cemetery.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting will be available in the courthouse from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, November 2.
Also scheduled are Saturday voting hours from 8 a.m.-noon on October 27 and November 2.
Berne residents will see an increase on their monthly utility bills beginning in December as the city prepares for its first water rate hike in 30 years.
A public hearing to allow community input surrounding the proposed rate increase drew no comments Monday evening during the regular meeting of Berne City Council. City officials said the rate ordinance will be formally adopted at council's October 9 meeting and will go into effect some six weeks later.
A public-private endeavor to replace the roof at the South Adams Senior Center was settled Monday evening when Berne City Council awarded a bid for the project.
Acting on a recommendation from the senior center's board of directors, the council awarded the roof project quote to Limberlost Construction in the amount of $53,850.
MONROE—Monday was Nathan Barger's time to shine.
Last season, the AC senior faced off against a Leo foreign exchange student who bested him in the regular season and in the ACAC tournament forcing Barger to settle for second place in the conference and ultimately the Jets lost their regular season title in a 3-2 decision.
Not long after Callithumpian activities are completed in Decatur this year, a long-awaited project will begin: Demolishing the long-ignored building on the southwest corner of Second and Monroe streets downtown.
Fleming Excavating was recently awarded the contract for the project with its low bid of some $145,000.
"It's getting close," Mayor John Schultz said at last week's city council meeting, referring to the start of the project.