January 7th, 2011
With five of the top 10 teams in the state coaches poll, five of 14 No. 1 rated wrestlers and 29 ranked matmen overall ... Bellmont's "Main Event MMXI" set for Saturday will definitely produce previews of next month's state championships to be settled at Canseco Fieldhouse and Center Grove High School.
Bellmont fullback Daniel Meyer has been named to the Regional 3 All-Star team, it was announced today by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
Those named to the Region 3 Team will be nominated for a spot on the North All-Star team for the annual game held in July in Indianapolis.
Bellmont has had three players involved in that contest over the past two seasons.
A fire, still under investigation, struck around late Thursday night outside the Dolco Packaging Corp. plant in Decatur's Industrial Park, bringing four fire departments to the scene.
The fire destroyed a semi-trailer loaded with polystyrene egg cartons that was parked at a loading dock and led to eight employees suffering smoke inhalation, although all were treated and released at Adams Memorial Hospital.
At the January session of the Monroe Town Council, Jeremy Brown, the town's legal counsel, reported that he and clerk-treasurer Rachel Burkhart have worked out "a more streamlined process" for dealing with delinquent water and sewer bill payments.
Brown said there are two parts to the plan. Sewer bills that are unpaid by Monroe residents will be attached as liens on their property. When the site is sold, the sewer payment must come to the town from the proceeds of the sale.
Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, died on January 4, 2011 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on March 15, 1930 to Bernard and Frieda (Black) Keller.
On May 20, 1950, she married Paris Hakes. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2000.
Maxine attended Decatur Church of God and was a homemaker.
Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died on Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died on Wednesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Raymond L. Zurcher, 77, of Berne, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on July 22, 1933 to Christian F. and Martha Ebnit Zurcher.
Among survivors are his wife, Marjorie; one son, Dwight Zurcher of Berne; and two daughters: Mrs. Brian (Susan) Culy of Linn Grove and Mrs. Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Mennonite Church at Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
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.
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.