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January 6th, 2011

Payroll for county tops $6 million

January 6, 2011

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Commissioner Doug Bauman reported that the county’s payroll in 2010 came to more than $6 million, which, he said, makes the county “an economic driver” locally.
    However, the $6,049,283.51 total covers only those people paid by the county, not the two judges and the prosecutors.
    Both judges and the prosecutor each get more than $100,000 per year and there are several deputy prosecutors.

Algae treatment falls short

January 6, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A test treatment has not been completely effective against a cause of the toxic algae that led to warnings and a decline in tourism at a major Ohio lake this summer.
    Aluminum sulfate, or alum, spread over test areas appeared to have no impact on phosphorous at one site in Grand Lake St. Marys, The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday. The phosphorous levels in the water were reduced by 50 to 60 percent at two other sites.

No. 2 Perry Meridian heads field for rugged Bellmont Super Dual

January 6, 2011

    "The super dual at Calumet is very good, but this one is definitely one of the very best, with six out of the eight ranked. You can't get much tougher," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on Saturday's annual wrestling feast, the Bellmont Super Dual.

Braves seek perfect NHC mark

January 6, 2011

    Bellmont can complete a perfect  NHC season tonight as the Braves travel to Homestead.
    The host Spartans are 4-2 in the NHC and 11-5 overall. Bellmont enters 16-2 and 6-0 in the league. Carroll is 5-1 in the NHC and could still be co-champions of the regular season if Bellmont falls to the Spartans. Bellmont has lost only one NHC match since the conference was formed in 1989.

January 5th

Robert Boknecht

January 5, 2011

    Robert Boknecht, 81, of Highland Falls, NC, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2011, at his residence.
    Born and raised in Decatur, he graduated from Valparaiso University in 1951 with a double major in psychology and geography.
    He was Vice President of Employee Relations for Standard Oil until his retirement.
    Survivors include his sons, Mark (Rita) and John, both of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren; brother Ed (Dorothy) Boknecht of Fort Wayne; and niece Dianne (Steve) Koch.

Mary Diaz

January 5, 2011

    Mary Diaz, 85, of New Lenox, Illinois, died Monday in a hospital at Joliet, Illinois.
    She was born to Lewis and Julia Alonzo Flores.
    Surviving are her husband, Edward Diaz; one son, Robert L. Diaz of South Holland, Illinois; two daughters, Gloria Tomchek and Dorothy F. Marnell of New Lenox; and one sister, Margie Solano of Berne.
    A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.

Maxine J. Hakes

January 5, 2011

    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home for Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, who died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.

John E. Isch

January 5, 2011

    John E. Isch, 71, of Decatur, passed away on January 4, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    John was born on January 26, 1939, in Adams County, Indiana, to Ralph Isch and Opal (Walters) Isch Lillich.
    On October 26, 1958, he married Lois J. Archinal.
    John was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and served on many boards of the church. He was active in Big Brothers, was the community service supervisor for the Adams County Jail, and was an avid golfer.

Council gets update on plans for city’s 175th

January 5, 2011

    Kicking off 2011, Decatur City Council on Tuesday night got an update on early plans coming together for the city's 175th birthday celebration later in this new year.
    On hand were the two men guiding the planning, Larry Isch and Max Miller, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wez Kuntzman. Miller and Isch left later with $500 in "seed money" provided by council and Mayor John Schultz.
    The celebration will be held in conjunction with the annual Kekionga Festival, scheduled August 26-28.

Man found dead; no foul play suspected

January 5, 2011

    The Decatur Police Department and the Adams County Coroner's Department jointly reported today that a city man, Kevin A. Brantly, 53, was found dead at his home on Tuesday morning.
    In addition, his wife, Laura "Vicky" Brantly, 52, was found in the house in poor condition and was taken first to Adams Memorial Hospital, then flown by helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne at 10 a.m. This morning, a Parkview spokeswoman said only that Mrs. Brantly is not on the hospital's list of in-patients.

 

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