April 4th, 2012
The city's 175th anniversary celebration now is a sweet piece of memory, but the citywide cleanup that went along with it will be continued this year and in the future, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
And a dispute has already arisen.
The town of Geneva is looking into a seatbelt ordinance that would generate more money for the town.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Geneva Town Council, Marshall Rob Johnson said that as it currently stands, when a town police officer issues a $25 ticket to a driver for violating the seatbelt law under the state ordinance, "$21 goes to the state and $4 goes to the town."
Pauline Jones, 68, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April, 3, 2012, at 6:14 a.m., at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
Pauline was born on September 25, 1943, in Decatur, to the late Clarence Clyde and Ada Nora (Flueckiger) Jones.
William Harold Miller, 53, of Geneva, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at 11:44 a.m., at Lutheran Hospital.
William was born in Richmond, on February 6, 1959, to William "Bill" R. Miller and the late Helen D. (Wilson) Miller.
He married Joann (Lane) Miller on March 21, 1981, in Geneva; she survives.
A 1977 graduate of Bluffton High School, William worked for Nesco Truck Sales in the cleanup and truck delivery departments, and was a truck driver for many years.
Carole A. Waltmire, 71, of Decatur, died at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
The Adams Central track squads traveled to Eastbrook High School to take on the Panthers and came up short on both the girls' and boys' scores.
The girls competition was closer than the guys with AC falling, 73-53, while the boys fell, 101-31.
BERNE— The Stars played a pair of games that could not be more starkly different the last two days to start off their 2012 baseball campaign in a loss to the Norwell Knights, 10-0 in six innings in their opener, and a win at home against the Winchester Golden Falcons, 9-0.
In last night's contest against Winchester, the Stars scored early and often, putting up two in the first and three in the second to put them up 5-0 heading into the top of the third.
Two women are among three candidates seeking a seat on the North Adams Board of Education, a seat to be filled by Decatur City Council.
Ben Faurote, who currently holds the seat, filed an application to seek what would be his first full term. The other candidates who filed before last Saturday's deadline are Stacey Bussel and Ada Steiner.
All three are city residents, which they must be to be eligible for the seat.
Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture on Monday presented the Adams County Commissioners with an estimate of $3,840 to perform a study on the feasibility of adding an addition to the Adams County Courthouse to house superior court, Community Corrections and the probation department.
The proposal includes an assessment of the existing conditions of the courthouse, development of floor plans, site plans, and building section, parking options, cost estimate, and a final presentation to commissioners.
Indiana State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock will be the featured speaker at the Adams County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event will be held Thursday, May 3, at South Adams High School, with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7.
According to a press release from party officials, the event is open to the public and "everyone is invited to attend and meet with Mourdock prior the May 8 primary election."