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December 30th

Christian D. Wickey

December 30, 2011

    Christian D. Wickey Sr., 78 of Woodburn, formerly of Berne, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.         He was born to Daniel S. and Mary (Schwartz) Wickey.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine J. (Hilty). Surviving are two sons, Christian D. (Suzanne) Wickey Jr. of Woodburn and Sam C. (Regina) Wickey of Monte Vista, Colo.

Krystene A. Poper

December 30, 2011

     Krystene A. Poper 60, of Berne, passed away on Friday December 30, 2011, at Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    She was born on February 21, 1951, to the late Larry and Mildred (Backus) Pagley in New Castle, Pa.
    Krystene was a clown for Keystone Clowns in Pennsylvania.

Borne: Need probe of 'found' $320M

December 30, 2011

By ERIC MANN
    Adams County Auditor Bill Borne has made public a sharply-worded letter he sent to the two men who represent the county in the Indiana General Assembly about $320 million in state funds that were overlooked and then reportedly found this year.
    Borne, who will close eight years as auditor on December 31, 2012, and is an Auditor of the Year award winner, sent the letter to State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, and State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, who will be at work in the state legislature starting in early January.

Elected board No. 3 story

December 30, 2011

    (The top 10 stories of 2011 have been selected by employees of the Daily Democrat. This is No. 3.)

By J SWYGART
    By the end of 2012, the number of appointed school boards in Indiana will decrease, following approval in November by the Indiana Department of Education of a request from the North Adams Community Schools to have an elected board.

Faurote, Ben Baker win titles

December 30, 2011

By JIM HOPKINS
    MISHAWAKA — Senior Bellmonters Brooks Faurote and Ben Baker battled to championships Thursday at the Al Smith Classic, helping the Braves to an 8-2 final day and a sixth-place finish in one of the toughest high school wrestling tourneys in the nation.

Van Wert holds off Squaws

December 30, 2011

By JOE SPAULDING
    Van Wert found a little extra oomph in their game in the fourth period Thursday night and captured what had been a tight ball game against the Bellmont girls up to that point by a final 40-33 tally at the Teepee.
    The seven-point margin of victory was the largest lead of the game for either team but was not indicative of the closeness of the game, at least for the first three periods of play.

Lady Jets in romp

December 30, 2011

By DYLAN MALONE
    MONROE— The Lady Jets' New Years resolution, according to coach Sam Beer was simple: don't wait until January 1 to play well.
    The tactic worked wonders for Adams Central against the visiting Muncie Southside Lady Rebels who were blown out of the building early and often by the Lady Jets in a 70-42 rout.
    AC scored a season-high for points in a quarter in the first when they came out and put 23 on the board compared to Southside's nine and the tone was set for the game.

December 29th

Affolder Implement reopens

December 29, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    "Everyone is doing all they can. It's just going to be a tough three of four months. But we'll stick with it," owner Greg Milholland said Wednesday, one day after his Affolder Implement firm in Berne formally reopened for business just eight days after a devastating fire.

13th St. tragedy No. 4 story

December 29, 2011

    (The top 10 stories of 2011 have been selected by employees of the Daily Democrat. This is No. 4.)

By J SWYGART
    A 25-year-old construction worker from Fort Wayne died April 13 in Adams Memorial Hospital, a short time after being hit while on the job by the wheels of a tractor-trailer truck at a highway project at S. 13th and Winchester streets in Decatur.
    The tragedy was voted as the No. 4 news story of 2011 in Adams County.

New alert system unveiled

December 29, 2011

 By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    At Tuesday's meeting, the Adams County Commissioners approved a new travel alert system for Adams County, effective immediately. The new alert system was devised by Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August in order to comply with a new Indiana law which was passed in an effort to form a more unified emergency system throughout the state.
    The new alert system is as follows:

   Tonight the Bellmont Squaws play host to Heritage on the volleyball court at the...
    SELMA— The Lady Jets volleyball improved to a stellar 6-1 on the season...
    Tonight the Adams Central Jets host Eastside at the Landing Strip in Monroe. The...

 

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