June 29th, 2012
MONROE—The Farm Bureau Lifers came out of the loser's bracket of the double elimination Monroe Little League tournament to claim the 2012 title by handing Monroe Grain a pair of losses Thursday night.
Had Monroe Grain, who beat the Lifers earlier in the week, won the opening contest Thursday, the tournament would have been over, but Farm Bureau pounded out a 14-2 win to force a second game. In the nightcap, the Lifers jumped out to a 8-2 lead and then held on for a final 14-10 triumph.
By MARK SHERMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul.
Ray O. Brown, 77, of Berne, died at his residence on Friday, June 22, 2012.
He was born on August 22, 1934, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to the late Orlan W. and Laure (Sovine) Brown.
Ray served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 468 in Berne, and VFW Post 6236 in Decatur.
It was a case of the proverbial good news vs. bad news delivered to members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting on Wednesday night.
In discussing the financial situation of the hospital, Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler gave board members the good news first: Hospital officials recently completed a cost settlement report for Medicare which should net the hospital approximately $759,000 in Medicare money. But it is not known when the dollars will be deposited in AHN coffers.
Geneva has become the latest Adams County community to ban the use of personal fireworks, joining Decatur and Berne.
The announcement this morning was made by Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren.
However, the public fireworks display scheduled for Saturday at the town's ball diamond.will be held, the announcement said. The Geneva Volunteer Fire Department will wet down the area prior to the fireworks and be on site during the display, it was noted.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Record-breaking heat is headed to parts of Indiana on Thursday and could combine with low humidity and winds gusting up to 30 mph could combine to create combustible conditions, the National Weather Service says.
MONROE—Hunter Lotter finished a brilliant performance on the mound for the Bank of Geneva Tuesday night in the Monroe Little League tournament at Don Ray Field by working out of a bases loaded situation and the Bankers snared a 9-6 win over the Brickhouse.
Lotter, who got 16 of the 18 Brickie outs via strikeout route, whiffed the final two batters of the game with the sacks loaded. His teammates had just scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to reclaim the lead in the game.
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Some local officials are trying to prohibit the shooting of fireworks because of Indiana’s drought conditions despite a state law allowing residents to use them for celebrations around the Fourth of July.
About two-thirds of Indiana’s 92 counties have issued open burning bans as of Tuesday after weeks of little or no rainfall, with tinder-dry grass and vegetation contributing to numerous field fires around the state that have kept fire departments busy.
The Preble Fire Department responded to a field fire near Magley at 2:16 Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters were dispatched to an area near the AEP power plant and the old railroad tracks, behind a row of homes in Magley, according to Preble Fire Chief Dan Elzey.
After crews extinguished the blaze, which Elzey said is believed to have started from an unattended trash fire, crews were dispatched approximately an hour later to the same location as the fire had reignited.
Unusually dry conditions in Berne during have led to some exorbitant monthly water bills as homeowners try to keep their lawns and gardens alive.
And members of the city council on Monday agreed to give those heavy users a break.
Clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller reported that utility bills will go out July 1 for May water useage. She noted that "quite a few water bills are pretty high" for the month, including one resident whose monthly water and sewage bill was nearly $800, and another that was $400.