June 26th, 2012
Adams Central's traveling senior league team, sponsored by Kintz Insurance, traveled to the Wahoo Frenzy in Wabash, Indiana last week and came home hoisting the gold.
The tournament featured 16 high school teams including regional teams like Bellmont, Homestead, Garrett, Bluffton, Mishawaka, West Noble, and Plymouth.
One hundred fourteen people recently participated in the ninth annual Monroe Lions Club 5K Run/Walk held in Monroe on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Denise Conrad, 50, from Decatur was the women’s overall winner with a time of 19:44.3. Doug Schwartz, 40, from Decatur was the men’s overall winner with a time of 17:31.5. First place medals were awarded to the following in each division.
WOMEN’S FIRST PLACE WINNERS
The City of Decatur is banning the use of personal (private) fireworks this year until the current dry conditions ease, Mayor John Schultz said Monday afternoon. Berne has already imposed a fireworks ban.
The period in which it is legal to use fireworks in Decatur opens Friday and continues through the Fourth of July, but that is now negated.
Adams County instituted a ban on open burning a week ago.
The open burning ban will continue in Adams County indefinitely, according to Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel.
Marckel told the Adams County Commissioners Monday that the sporadic rain received in the county last week was "nowhere near what we need" and that conditions have actually worsened.
"Each day we go without rain, we just need that much more to make any real difference," said Marckel. "I don't see this changing any time soon."
The city of Berne is on IDEM's clock once again.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has ordered the city to have in place within 37 months all the equipment necessary to drastically reduce the amount of ammonia in water discharged from its wastewater treatment plant.
Berne officials aren't happy with IDEM's recent announcement, calling it yet another "unfunded mandate."
Carl W. Elliott, 71, of Decatur, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on February 25, 1941, in Adams County, the son of the late Carl W. and Mildred (Johnson) Elliott.
On July 20, 1963, he married Susan D. Helmrich; she survives in Decatur.
Carl was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge 1311.
Three Adams County baseball players were named to the honorable mention list for their respective classes this week on the All-State baseball teams named by the IHSBCA (Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association).
The 2012 Adams County Golf Championship took place over the weekend, beginning Saturday at the The Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva and finishing up Sunday at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
In the ladies division, defending champion Brenda Shifferly won her 13th Adams County trophy with rounds of 78 & 75 (153) over both courses.
"I scored really well over the past two days," Brenda stated afterwards. "It was a gratifying win."
Honorary co-chairs Lou Koning and Katie Birch, along with Lou's wife, Vicky, got things started Saturday as they walked the ceremonial first lap during the Relay for Life held at Adams Central's football stadium.
Others participating included young cancer survivor Ebony Fawcett, who walked with her mom, Beth Ann, and another young cancer survivor Halle Williams-Seip, who walked with her mother, Ciera Williams, and aunt Sydnie Williams (see accompanying photo).
A lasting memorial to workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) is the initial goal of the Friends of Ouabache State Park, according to an announcement.
At a meeting of the Ouabache Friends group held June 19, the organization decided to pursue placement of a statue at the park in Wells County to honor those who helped build the park more than 80 years ago.