Five people in accompanying photo were involved in the latest Stockings for Soldiers project in Adams County.
Local residents bought and donated hundreds of varied items in two weeks to fill 78 large Christmas stockings that were mailed to U.S. military personnel in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.
The items included hard candy, chewing gum, playing cards, lip balm, sunscreen, shampoo, and personal care products.
The Geneva Town Council made year-end appointments at its regular monthly meeting this week.
The council leadership will remain the same in 2012. Dick Clutter was reappointed as council president, Jim Timmons as vice president and Doug Milligan as a council member.
The fire and police departments will also remain unchanged . John Patch was reappointed as the Geneva Fire Department chief, while Gabe Schwartz and Sam Bisel will stay on as assistant fire chiefs.
A rock-solid second half by the Bellmont Braves led by a 19-point game performance by Payton Selking found the Braves posting a 43-39 victory over Heritage at the Teepee on Saturday.
Bellmont took just 15 shots in the second half but made 10 of them as they erased a 23-18 lead that Heritage owned at halftime to go up 31-29 at the end of the third period. In that stanza, Selking danced his way through the Heritage trees for a pair of baskets but perhaps his biggest shot of the night came just before the horn sounded.
In the second match of the NHC meet between East Noble at Bellmont Saturday at the Teepee, BHS sophomore sub 132-pounder Diego Hutker scored the first takedown against Knights' senior Nick Yoquelet.
Nichole J. "Nikki" Summersett, 29, of Berne, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
She was born on September 17, 1982, in Adams County to Steven and Penny Liechty Haines, who live in Berne.
She married Jeff Summersett on October 20, 2007; he survives.
She was a graduate of South Adams High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University's School of Nursing at Marion, Indiana.
Agricultural projections for 2012 in the United States are fairly good, with "a pretty smooth landing on the other side" for farm producers after enjoying peak crop prices this year.
That's according to Dr. Chris Hurt, a 31-year agricultural economist at Purdue University, who delivered the annual Ag Outlook report on Thursday night to some 100 people at a supper held in the 4-H Fairgrounds dining hall at Monroe.
Further information concerning the police pursuit on Wednesday afternoon which reached speeds of nearly 80 mph at one point before the car being chased crashed into a local house was released this morning by the Decatur Police Department.
The Purdue University Varsity Glee Club and the Purduettes will perform on Sunday, March 4, in Erekson Theatre at Bellmont High School at 3 p.m. This will be the first time in northeastern Indiana that the two vocal groups will perform together, an announcement said.
Tickets will be $15 per person.
The two Purdue groups will also attend a buffet lunch at BHS from noon to 1:30 p.m. on March 4, with admission of $10 per person for a limited number of tickets.
A police pursuit through Decatur at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday resulted in a driver being sought by authorities striking a van and then plowing into a house on N. Second Street.
Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler said this morning that the individual described as being a black male in his 30s tried to pass a check at the Innovative Concepts store at 1421 Manchester Street, but store officials became suspicious and notified police.
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson said at this week's meeting of the Geneva Town Council that synthetic marijuana, also known as "Spice" or "K2," continues to be confiscated from students at South Adams Schools.