September 13th, 2012
The Adams Public Library recently reported that wireless usage in 2012 has more than doubled that of 2011. A more drastic increase was shown in the month of August — over 1,100 connections were made in comparison to only 346 in August of 2011.
BERNE—Bellmont got back to their winning ways with a decisive 5-0 win against their lowly county rival South Adams on Wednesday night.
The Starfires are still chugging through a rebuilding season of sorts and the Braves took advantage sealing three of the five wins in in double-goose egg fashion.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board will submit to Decatur municipal officials a written proposal outlining sewage treatment costs and other variables associated with a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
Negotiations between the city and the regional sewer group have been ongoing for the past month and were not resolved during a two-hour meeting Tuesday evening at Decatur's Riverside Center.
North Adams teachers are no longer a possible number one -- and that's a good thing.
The number one status refers to being among the lowest paid teachers in the state of Indiana and a new memorandum of understanding agreed to Tuesday night by both the North Adams Teachers Association (NATA) and the North Adams Community School Board will rectify that situation.
With the end of the year quickly approaching for county government, once again it is budget time and the Adams County Council is spending Tuesday, today, and Thursday if needed, reviewing budget proposals.
With all the talk of budget cutbacks floating around lately, county employees may be surprised to learn the council has approved a one percent pay increase for all county employees.
Beatrice Lavaughn Johnson, 107, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on April 16, 1905, to the late Harvey and Cora (Lee) Stetzel.
Lavaughn married Teddy J. Sudduth; he died December, 1960. She then married Lester Johnson; he died August, 1980.
She was a member of the former Decatur Nazarene Church and was a homemaker.
D. Joseph Wilder, 75, of rural Decatur, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Joe was born in Adams County on April 3, 1937, to the late Arthur B. and Helen I. (Tricker) Wilder.
On August 9, 1958, he married Ruth A. Lengerich; she survives in rural Decatur.
Joe was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He worked for Central Soya (Bunge) for 46 years, retiring in 2002; he also retired from farming.
MONROE—The Lady Jets took care of their home court against the Garrett Railroaders on Tuesday night in an exciting ACAC contest that featured Adams Central sweeping the visitors in three games 25-14, 25-22, 25-20.
AC, now 3-0 in conference (10-2 overall), went through phases in the match against the Lady Railroaders but the end result was another "W" for coach Ashley Beard.
V. Marcille (Davis) Dear, 77, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams County, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, at her residence, after a battle with leukemia.
She was born on Wednesday, May 29, 1935, in Geneva.
Mrs. Dear was an extreme gardener and she enjoyed sketching, gourmet cooking and sewing.
Beatrice Lavaugn Johnson, 107, died Monday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.