October 25th, 2012
At last month's meeting of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees, members learned a state hospital tax tab of $1,346,270.49 had put their financial bottom line several hundred thousand dollars in the red.
This month, the federal government came a-callin' again, but this visit left the hospital leaders in good spirits as Medicare deposited a settle-up check for 2011 in AHN coffers for approximately $750,000 — meaning the hospital now shows a $268,298 balance in the black.
Adams County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Anya Pinkerton has announced a major change in crop acreage reporting dates for the 2013 crop year.
All fall-seeded small grains must now be reported by Dec. 15.
“In past years, producers had until July 15 to report their acreage for wheat and other small grains,” said Pinkerton “The new reporting date is much sooner than the prior deadline, so we encourage producers to make an appointment to stop by and file a crop report.”
The 11th annual Callithumpian Car Show and Poker Run will be held this Saturday, rain or shine.
The entry fee is $10 per player if pre-registered and $15 on-site registration. All participants must register or check in between noon and 1 p.m. at Riverside Center, 231 E Monroe Street. The last vehicle must be out by 12:30 p.m.
Judging will take place at 2 pm. due to a shorter route, organizers said.
Donald L. Bollenbacher, 85, of Decatur, passed into the arms of his Lord while in the love and care of his family at his home on Tuesday night, October 23, 2012.
He was born at home in Jefferson Township on August 28, 1927, to the late Edward and Nora (Morningstar) Bollenbacher.
He was married to Evelyn Louise Ketrow, who passed away on June 14, 1987. He then married Janice (Foster) Bowen on July 16, 1988.
The massive project to move the archive records that were being housed at the Adams County Jail has been completed, according to Adams County Recorder Connie Moser.
Moser told the Adams County Commissioners Monday the job of transferring the records from the jail to the Bank of Geneva, Berne branch, involved workers from Community Corrections, work-release inmates, transportation officer Fritz Bultemeyer, Aauditor Bill Borne, Clerk Gayla Reinhart, Rose Bryan of the Adams Public Library system, and Moser.
Whether or not county employees are replaced with full- or part-time employees should be universal, according to Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert.
Gilbert met with the Adams County Commissioners on Monday to discuss moving his administrative assistant from a part-time to a full-time position.
Back in September, Gilbert requested permission to hire a full-time replacement for the administrative assistant who was quitting.
Donald L. Bollenbacher, 85, of Decatur died Tuesday at his residence.
Arrangements pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
The annual Autumn Health Fair will once again be offered by the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne on Friday, November 2, from 7-10 a.m.
The health fair will allow people of all ages to receive a variety of lab tests and a flu shot as well as a chance to review educational booths and displays, an announcemente said.
Dale E. Hoffman, 94, of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Hubbard Hill Estates, in Elkhart.
He was born in Decatur on December 22, 1917, to the late Otto and Verna (Owens) Hoffman.
Michael J. Lehman, 73, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Berne, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012, at Parkview North.
Among survivors are his daughter, Pamela (George) Pulliam of Cumming, Ga.; two sons, Carl Lehman of Fort Wayne and Bruce (Tina) Lehman of Woodburn.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Maplecrest Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the First Mennonite Church Chapel, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church.