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February 15th, 2012

Norbert W. Witte

February 15, 2012

    Norbert W. Witte, 74, of Hartsville, S.C., passed away on January 23, 2012.  
    He was born in Decatur, on December 15, 1937, to August and Esther Witte.
    He was survived by his wife, Janice Witte, of Hartsville; son Courtney Witte of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter Kim (Lance) Black of Indianapolis; brothers Vern Witte and Herm Witte of Decatur; sister Sharon Michael, of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren Morgan and Eric Black
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Witte.

Frieda Yager

February 15, 2012

    Frieda Yager, 94, of Berne, died Tueday at Adams Memorial Hospital
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

County may add 2nd court security officer

February 15, 2012

    Judge Frederick A. Schurger met with Adams County Council Tuesday to address the ongoing problems with security in both the circuit court and superior court locations.
    Schurger, the circuit court judge, said one of the court's primary needs is for a second security officer so that each court has an officer dedicated to only one building.
    Currently, security officer John Whitright provides security for both the circuit and superior courts.

NA athletic foundation is approved

February 15, 2012

    Future improvements to athletic facilities at North Adams Community Schools could be funded in part by tax-deductible donations from local residents.
    A proposal to create a not-for-profit athletic foundation that would allow the school district to raise private funds for athletic capital improvement projects was unveiled Tuesday at the school district's monthly board meeting. The discussion was held in conjunction with the news that a bare-bones upgrade at Worthman Stadium would cost in the neighborhood of a half million dollars.

McConnell to exit ACentral

February 15, 2012

    Two letters of resignation were received, and accepted, Tuesday evening by the Adams Central Board of Education.
    High school Principal Sean R. McConnell submitted his letter of resignation after three years of service, effective June 30. Board members accepted, 6-0, with member John Sipe absent .
    The board also approved, 6-0, a letter of resignation from school employee Lisa Black.

AC pounds Southwood at Hangar

February 15, 2012

    This just in: there's no truth to the rumor that Adams Central's school board has renamed the boys' varsity "The Steamrolling Jets."
    It only seems like that after AC's 14-2 squad ran off with a 70-48 decision on Tuesday over Southwood, the third game in a row won by more than 20 points.

Braves struggle against Northrop

February 15, 2012

    A fiery display of three-point shooting in the first half by the 17-2 Northrop Bruins had some at the Teepee ready to call the Decatur Fire Department to come extinguish the blaze in an 83-38 Bruin rout of the Bellmont Braves Tuesday night.

February 14th

Warne Holcombe

February 14, 2012

    Warne Holcombe, 91, of Decatur, died Monday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Elizabeth M. Miller

February 14, 2012

    Elizabeth M. “Betty” Miller, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.     Betty was born on November 5, 1931, in Tipton, Ind., to the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Dane) Koors.
    She married Leo F. Miller on June 18, 1955.
    Betty worked as a homemaker and was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and The 3rd Order of St. Francis, Port Charlotte, Fla. Chapter.

Pairings set for state mat finals

February 14, 2012

    Brooks Faurote, according to the Indianamat.com IHSAA State Wrestling preview, is the field's best chance to stop three-time state champ Jason Tsirtsis from matching the four state title resume of his older brother, Alex.
    And that from a group which doesn't exactly gush about the Bellmont wrestling program, though statistics don't lie, the Braves are, have been, and will be the best in northeast Indiana. Look it up!

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