May 24th, 2012
The recent discovery of state tax funds found lounging in state coffers instead of being returned to local and county municipalities has been a big factor in the Adams Memorial Hospital's financial picture staying in the black for the year.
Despite a drop in most categories in April from the previous month, hospital officials reported they have taken in $198,744 more than what they have spent as of the end of April.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, along with Adams County judges Fredrick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, has announced that the sheriff's department will be accepting applications for the position of court security officer.
Adams County Council approved the addition of a second security officer last week. John Whitright has handled court security for several years, but is currently responsible for both Adams circuit and superior courts.
Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, the city swimming pool will open this Saturday, a week earlier than usual, park and recreation department officials announced.
Saturday's hours will be 1 to 5 p.m.
Pool hours for the summer will be as follows:
Family and lap swim, Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
Open swim and lap swim, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-5 p.m.
FORT WAYNE— A year removed from Adams Central's back-to-back sectional titles, the Jets made an early exit from the tournament last night at the hands of the South Adams Starfires, 8-5.
The Jets were the team favored to win the sectional this season but perhaps those who assumed that should have looked at this season's resume where the Stars have had AC's number two times before last night and picked up right where they left off.
BUTLER—A day after taking out their Adams County foe, the Lady Jets topped that feat with an even greater one: winning their first sectional title ever.
It took extra innings to do, but the Jets managed to squeak by a talented Bishop Luers team in eight innings, 3-2, after a Lindsey McDougall RBI single ended the game in walk-off fashion for AC.
South Adams Schools is one step closer to implementing an alternative education program.
The schools' board voted unanimously (Tony Mellencamp and Amy Orr were absent) at a special meeting on Tuesday to approve a one-year agreement with the Crossing Educational Center.
An apparent glimmer of hope has arise in the case of Kaye Mellencamp, the Berne woman felled by a brain aneurysm on Election Day, May 8.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette columnist Frank Gray said in an article in Tuesday's edition that the stricken woman opened her eyes on Sunday morning and began following people with her eyes as they moved.
She tried to speak, but couldn't as a breathing tube was still in place.
The North Adams Community Foodservice has announced plans to participate in the federal Summer Food Service Program.
Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under, and to people over 18 who are in a state-apprved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.
Locations and dates for food sites are as follows:
Dorothy G. Liechty, 89, of Berne, died Wednesday morning at Adams Memorial Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Robert F. Thomas Sr., 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Heritage Park Health Care Center.
Born in Antwerp, Ohio, he graduated from North Side High School in 1936, where he enjoyed track and cross country, and still holds the state record in the 1.5-mile race.