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February 11th, 2011

Cold... but a real warmup is under way

February 11, 2011

    Finally, an honest-to-goodness warmup.
    After frigid temperatures — including a 7 below reading around 8 a.m. Thursday in Decatur — a warmup is under way.     The National Weather Service said Decatur-area residents should see a high in the middle 20s today, with a southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight's low should be around 18 degrees.
    On Saturday and Sunday, forecasters said, the mercury should top out at 31 and 36, respectively. Above freezing!

AC student held on gun, drug charges

February 11, 2011

    Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has released a report filed in Adams Circuit Court in the case of Aaron C. Ellis of rural Decatur, a senior at Adams Central High School who was arrested on Wednesday by the Adams County Sheriff's Department for possession of guns and cocaine on school property.
    Harvey brought four charges against Ellis: possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of a firearm on school property. The weapons allegedly are a .22-caliber handgun and a .38-caliber handgun.

Raymond L. Berry Sr.

February 11, 2011

    Raymond L. Berry Sr., 68, of Geneva, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

Levi S. Christner

February 11, 2011

    Levi S. Christner, 90, of rural Geneva, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Sam J. and Elizabeth Miller Christner.

Ronald Thornton

February 11, 2011

    Ronald Thornton, 71, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Ron was born on August 16, 1939 in Xenia, Ohio, to Edward and Maxine (Elliott) Thornton Sr.
    He married Sharon L. Thompson on January 14, 1967.
    Ron was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur and a longtime volunteer for the Adams County Emergency Management Agency.

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Noemi Carrasquillo

February 10, 2011

    Noemi Carrasquillo, 93, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Life Villages at Fort Wayne, where she had lived since 2005.
    She was born in Puerto Rico to Jesus M. and Maria Mayoral Carrasquillo.
    Among survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Illis) Perez of Decatur; one son, Ithiel Torres of New Jersey; and one sister, Elizabeth C. Borges of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Lena B. Moore

February 10, 2011

    Lena B. Moore, 83, of Berne, died Tuesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born in Adams County in July 13, 1927, to Daniel and Irene Badertscher Morand.
    Among survivors are her husband, Daniel Moore; one son, John Moore of Bryant; and one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Ginette) Tielke of Richmond, Texas.

Ronald L. Thornton

February 10, 2011

    Ronald L. Thornton, 71, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Braves stun Yorkies, handle Carroll for regional crown

February 10, 2011

    "We deserved it," declared Bellmont junior Brooks Faurote, standing amidst the victory celebration at the Adams Central Team Wrestling Regional Wednesday night.
    That they did. Brent Faurote's incredible Bellmont Braves turned the tables on No. 5 Yorktown and No. 8 Carroll to grab their 15th Team Regional Wrestling title, reclaiming a spot at Team State that the Yorkies took from them a year ago.

Some school sports to see re-classification

February 10, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS — IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox announced Monday the new classifications for 409 IHSAA member schools in several sports for the next two school years.
    The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9-12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

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