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January 19th, 2012

Braves set for NHC tourney challenge

January 19, 2012

    A year ago, East Noble finished sixth in the NHC Wrestling Tourney at New Haven. Saturday, the Knights will host the meet and if they live up to their seedings, the hosts will challenge for the crown.

Depot work nearing a conclusion

January 19, 2012

    The City of Decatur continues to move closer to putting completely back in order — and ready for a tenant — the 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
    City council on Tuesday night authorized the expenditure of $12,000 to pay some bills and learned that it soon will be time to consider purchasing a new furnace for the structure.

Fourth Recorder candidate first on Democratic ticket

January 19, 2012

    Marcy Kaye (Smelser) Koons, of Decatur, has announced her candidacy as a Democrat for the office of Recorder of Adams County.
    Three Republicans have announced that they will be seeking the office: Deb Stimpson and Jim Voglewede of Decatur, and Gerald Walker of Berne.
    Current Recorder Connie Moser is barred by term limits from seeking a third term.

Rain... now snow

January 19, 2012

    Unseasonably warm weather brought with it a torrent of rain, swelling the St. Mary's River beyond it's banks and making the River Greenway Trail impassable to would-be hikers this week.
    Today, local weather station officials said the St. Marys River here had dropped from a Wednesday crest of 18.23 feet to 15.58 feet at 7 a.m. today.
    Cold weather now has Decatur in its grip.

January 18th

County to check out Music House

January 18, 2012

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Adams Country Commissioners, County Attorney Mark Burry presented a proposal from Schenkel and Schultz, a Fort Wayne engineering firm, to inspect the former Music House building for $3,200.
    The commissioners are looking at the now-vacant downtown building as a possible site for a new Adams Superior Court location.
    Chairman Doug Bauman said, "We have to investigate some alternative, and the Music House may be one. We won't know until we look."

Sprungers and FCC honored at Berne

January 18, 2012

    The Berne Chamber, which this year will mark its 35th year of existence, on Tuesday evening posthumously honored the two people who helped cement the organization as the driving force it has become in the community.
    The late Delbert and Irene Sprunger, who not only helped secure a permanent home for the chamber but also served as two of the city's most prominent advocates, were honored with the chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's annual celebration dinner.

Bluhm eyes new term on council

January 18, 2012

    Republican Dennis Bluhm has announced his candidacy and filing for re–election as an at–large member of the Adams County Council.
    Bluhm, a Peterson-area resident, is a graduate of Ohio Northern Univeraity College of Pharmacy and was co–owner of Village Pharmacy in Decatur and Berne. He retired after 32 years as Director of Pharmacy at Wells Community Hospital in Bluffton and has served as a staff pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy in Decatur and Berne.

Marlene Wilson

January 18, 2012

    Marlene Wilson, 73, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Decatur, passed away January 13, 2012, at the Hospice House of Citrus County, Fla., with her loving husband Jim by her side.
    She was born on May 20,1938, in Adams County.
    She retired from Azar's Inc. after serving 28 years in the food and beverage service business at the Back Forty Restaurant.
    She was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and took several courses at Vincennes University.

Bellmont topples county-rival DeKalb

January 18, 2012

    The Bellmont girls swim team won all but two events Tuesday night at notched a 96-83 victory over NHC rival DeKalb in action at the Bellmont pool while in the boys meet, the Braves had a much easier time in slamming their Baron foes 141-37.

January 17th

5-year plan for parks is unveiled

January 17, 2012

    A recreational vehicle campground along Parkview Drive as part of an expanded Kekionga Park.
    A new park area east of First Street in downtown Decatur, compete with a stage area, playground and a pedestrian bridge across the St. Marys River.
    Limberlost Park near Geneva enhanced with new walking trails and access points to the Wabash River. Greater accessibility for handicapped residents and more and better restroom facilities at all parks countywide.

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