February 10th, 2012
By J SYWGART
The deadline for candidates of the two major political parties to announce their intentions for 2012 election slots in Adams County came and went at noon on Friday. The passing of that deadline assured that no fewer than six inner-party contests will be decided during the May 8 primary election.
By DYLAN MALONE
AUBURN — In what came down to what Bellmont coach John Baker would call a lack of "fire", the Braves went down in flames on the road at DeKalb last night in a conference match-up with the Barons, 45-33.
"It's the end of the year. These seniors should have a sense of urgency and we just don't have it right now," lamented coach Baker.
By JIM HOPKINS
"They're all tough right now," said Adams Central coach Doug Schultz on the opponents for his eight wrestlers at the Snider Wrestling Semistate set for Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum.
"We're telling all of the kids to go there expecting to win, wrestle to win, and don't worry about if they're supposed to win, or if you're supposed to win, just take a crack and whoever is there."
HARTFORD CITY— The Berne boys tried to pick up a non-conference win on the road against a the Blackford Bruins but a sluggish start earned them another loss on the season (5-11) after a 61-51 final score.
The Bruins, now 5-9, played slow tempo basketball and their patience paid off for them. The visiting Stars found themselves down 13-8 after the first period and managed only seven points in the second quarter facing a 25-15 deficit heading into the locker room break.
Democrat Kristopher Burkhart, a lifelong Adams County resident, has announced he is seeking the position of Adams County Coroner.
Burkhart is the second person to announce his candidacy, with Assistant Coroner Leslie Cook, a Republican, announcing her candidacy last week.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Longtime Republican state Rep. Jeff Espich says he won’t seek re-election this year and will end his 40-year career in the Indiana House.
The Uniondale Republican has steered fiscal matters for the House Republicans’ caucus for decades and currently chairs the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/yLNhsL) that Espich had said for months that he intended to run for re-election.
By BOB SHRALUKA
The City of Decatur has established an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance plan and Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert, who heads up the operation, gave city council a compliance update at council's Tuesday meeting.
Jasmine Faith (Baumgartner) Cline, 36, of Geneva, died Monday, February 6.
Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Frederick A. Mann, 70, of Angola, died on Wednesday at Parkview Hospital.
Among survivors is his brother, Bruce W. (Carole) Mann of Monroe.
Visitation is from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Andy’s Coney Bar will hold a fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. this Friday at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, 1703 High St., Decatur.
Employees of Andy’s, which opened in Decatur a little over a year ago, will be serving coney dogs, chili and old-fashioned root beer on Friday. Also planned, organizers said, are sales of cotton candy, children’s activities, a silent auction, raffles and more.
Super Bowl memorabilia will be available for the auction.