February 6th, 2012
By JANNAYA ANDREWS
South Adams Trail, Inc. President Gary Habegger said this week that work to begin Phase 1A of the SATI project is progressing.
Habegger said Phase 1A of the project will consist of a 10-foot-wide walking/biking path from Rainbow Lake in Geneva to the Wabash River; and also from the Lehman Park Pavillion to 700 South, in Berne.
Trailheads will be located in both the Geneva and Berne locations with restrooms and parking available, Habegger reported.
Outgoing Decatur Chamber of Commerce President Carl Stevens has ended a two-year run as head of the local organization.
At last week's annual Chamber dinner, Stevens turned the gavel over to Decatur Daily Democrat Publisher Ron Storey, who will serve as chamber president for the coming year.
The Chamber honored Ed Coil with the Stephen Decatur Award and two businesses, First Bank of Berne and Custom Car Care, as recipients of its large and small business awards, respectively.
By JIM HOPKINS
PORTLAND — Bellmont avoided a letdown from Wednesday's emotional team regional victory, stamping eight semistate tickets with three champs, while South Adams had two champs with seven qualifiers, and Adams Central churned up a title and also shoved seven through Saturday at the Jay County Individual Regional Wrestling Tournament.
PORTLAND—South Adams had a spectacular performance Saturday from freshman Cady Farlow who won two events in the Jay County IHSAA girls swim sectional including a record pace in the 100 breaststroke, in addition to taking the 100 freestyle.
With the wins, Farlow will travel to Indianapolis on Friday night for the preliminary session of the IHSAA state finals.
BY ERIC MANN
MONROE—None of Adams Central's players was alive when AC last defeated Leo in the 1990-91 season, 59-58.
However, the atmosphere in The Hangar on Saturday night was extremely alive as the Flying Jets out-Leo-ed the Lions, 90 to 64, to end a 26-game losing streak over the past 21 years versus the Allen Countians.
It was also only the ninth game out of 1,564 played in AC's 62 years of basketball in which the Jets scored 90 points or more.
Larry L. Uhick, 62, of Wolcottville, Ind., a former Berne resident, passed away on February 4, 2012, at his home.
He was born to Elmer and the late Norma Jean (Swygart) Uhrick on June 14, 1949, in Adams County.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Neuenschwander), whom he married on August 15, 1970.
Wilma Louise Brown, 81, of Rockford, Ohio, for the past 2 1/2 years, passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2012, in the Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford.
Louise was a longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio.
Louise was born on Friday, January 30, 1931, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Hila May (Slusser) Miller.
Mary Ann Ewell, 83, of Preble, passed away at 7:14 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Her death resulted from injuries sustained in a kitchen fire two weeks before.
Mary was born on Tuesday, February 28, 1928, in Salmonier, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Patrick and Gertrude (Snow) Bennett.
(Editor's note: The following was written at 4:30 p.m., shortly before the Daily Democrat's press time for its Saturday morning edition.)
Minutes after delivering his closing argument in the Charlie White case, former Adams County prosecutor Dan Sigler, acting as special prosecutor in the White case, quietly left the Hamilton County Courthouse north of Indianapolis.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Department of Defense is planning a mission change for Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.
The Journal Gazette reports the wing’s A-10 jets will be replaced by MC-12 aircraft, a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft with a primary mission is providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces.