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September 26th, 2012

Squaws top Norwell in sweep

September 26, 2012

 

    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.

September 25th

Marjorie I. Myers

September 25, 2012

    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.

September 25, 2012

    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.
 

Early voting schedule announced

September 25, 2012

    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.

No complaints, Berne’s water rates to rise

September 25, 2012

    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.

Contract for senior center roof goes to Limberlost

September 25, 2012

    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.

September 24th

Barger wins ACAC title

September 25, 2012

 

    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.

Beginning of end near

September 24, 2012

    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.

Janet K. McAlhaney

September 24, 2012

    Janet K. McAlhaney, 63, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, in the Extended Care Unit of Woodcrest.
    She was born in Decatur on March 16, 1949, to the late Denver Jack and Bernice (Fennel) Gray.
    On August 29, 1969, she married Leland McAlhaney; he survives in Monroe.
    Janet was a member of The Bridge Community Church in Decatur and had retired from Woodcrest.

Rufine C. Neuenschwander

September 24, 2012

    Rufine C. Neuenschwander, 92, of Berne, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hosptial.
    Among survivors are two sons, James A. (Louise) Neuenschwnder and Mark (Jeanene) Neuenschwander, both of Berne; daughers, Rebecca (William) Lehman, Kingman, Ind.; Susan (Frank) Lehman of Berne; Martha Jane (Larry) Uhrick of Wolcottville; and Sandra (Gene) Bradley of Evansville.

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