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July 24th, 2012

Softball tourney scores

July 24, 2012

    After breezing through the first round against the eight-seeded Decatur Dental Monday night, 12-0, the 1st Class Hoosiers faced their toughest game of the season in the semi-final match-up against Eichhorn's Jewelry but six runs in the fifth inning sealed the comeback win for the undefeated one seed, 11-9.

Emotional meeting-Berne council tearfully remembers Nick Taylor

July 24, 2012

    A somber mood was prevalent in Berne City Council chambers on Monday evening as city officials paused to tearfully remember one of their own.
    After spending the first hour of Monday's meeting attending to routine city business, council members concluded their evening with an emotional tribute to Nick Taylor, who was killed a week earlier while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Burning ban continues in county

July 24, 2012

    Although the Decatur area has seen some rain in recent days, it isn't enough to lift the burn ban currently in place in Adams County, according to Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock.
    "We've been getting a lot of calls so I want to get this out there," said Hitchcock on Monday. "We've gotten some rain, but it's been spotty and it's not enough. Things are still pretty dry out there."

Wells EMS director facing 76 charges

July 24, 2012

    Now-suspended Wells County Emergency Medical Services CEO Tina Crouse is facing 76 Class D felony counts for allegedly stealing pain medication.
    Crouse, 49, a onetime Decatur resident, was arrested at her near-Craigville home last weekend and jailed under a $380,000 bond. She was suspended with pay by the Wells County EMS board.
    The 49-year-old Crouse surrendered peacefully to the Indiana State Police, according to the Bluffton News-Banner.

July 23rd

Penn State hit with $60 million fine

July 23, 2012

RALPH D. RUSSO
Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA slammed Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal Monday with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all the school’s victories from 1998-2011, knocking Joe Paterno from his spot as major college football’s winningest coach.

Taylor services set next week

July 23, 2012

    Funeral services are scheduled next week for Spc. Nick Taylor, the 20-year-old Berne man who was killed July 16 in Afghanistan.
    Visitation will be held next Monday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 8 p.m. in the South Adams High School gymnasium.
    Services also will be held in the gymnasium, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31.
    Burial will be at the M.R.E. Cemetery, Berne, with full graveside military rites.

Jail dispatch room given a new look-And it’s more efficient

July 23, 2012

    The Adams County sheriff's dispatch room in the county jail recently received a much-needed renovation to help improve efficiency, and comfort, for county dispatchers, according to Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
    Rekeweg first approached the Adams County Commissioners with the project back in April of this year, with plans to install new flooring, lighting, walls, ceiling and furniture at a cost of approximately $76,300.

Three applicants for NAdams board seat

July 23, 2012

    Three applicants for a vacant seat on the North Adams Community School's board of education will be interviewed this evening during a specially-called board meeting.
    Submitting applications to fill the three years remaining on the term of former board member Don Elder were Derek Vrablic, Stacey Bussell and Bob Thomas. The school board will meet at 6 p.m. today to interview the three candidates, but no selection will be made at tonight's meeting, according to Supt. Dr. Wylie Sirk.

Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor

July 23, 2012

    Spc Nicholas A. "Nick" Taylor, 20, of Berne, died on Monday, July 16, 2012, representing the Indiana National Guard in the country of Kandahar Providence, Afghanistan.    He was born on October 24, 1991, to Tim and Stephania (Montjoy) Taylor of Berne.

James A. Wilhelm

July 23, 2012

    James A. “Jimmy” or “Willy” Wilhelm, 57, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in the Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
    He was born on January 28, 1955, to the late J. Pete and Mary E. (Harrell) Wilhelm.
    Jim married Teresa J. (Spangler) Wilhelm; she survives in Fort Wayne.
    He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1973 and from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.

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