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February 16th, 2011

Collier to bid for council’s at-large seat

February 16, 2011

    A Decatur man who graduated from the United States Naval Academy and spent 10 years as a naval aviator has announced his candidacy to run as a Republican for the Decatur City Council's at-large seat in this year's election.
    Cameron Collier, 31, is a 1997 Adams Central High School graduate and now works here as a financial consultant with Jehl and Kreilach Financial Management firm.
    Collier, who was a lieutenant in the Navy, is on the waiting list to be a lieutenant-commander in the Naval Reserve.

Berne hailed as one of the best cities in Indiana

February 16, 2011

    Berne Mayor John Minch delivered his eighth and final State of the City address on Tuesday during a noon luncheon sponsored by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
    Minch is in the last year of his second term as Berne mayor and has indicated he will not seek re-election this year. The lone announced mayoral candidate to date, former council president Bill McKean, was in attendance at Tuesday's meeting.

Samuel Wickey

February 16, 2011

    Samuel "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died today at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

February 15th

Collier to run for city council seat

February 15, 2011

    Cameron Collier announced late this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the at-large seat on Decatur City Council.
    The seat currently is held by Democrat Barbara Engle.

Schwartz gets 29 more years

February 15, 2011

    Theodore "Toby" Schwartz entered Adams Circuit Court on Monday afternoon with a 100-year prison sentence and left about an hour later with 29 years added on.
    Schwartz, 41, a former resident of Geneva and Berne, was given a century behind bars last year in Allen County for rape, burglary, and other crimes in the fall of 2009 that resulted from his lengthy use of methamphetamine.

Governing as business is labeled a key service

February 15, 2011

    Government-as-business was the theme of this year's State of the County address by Commissioner Doug Bauman, who declared, "It's all about sales. It's making people feel good about doing business" with government.
    He delivered his talk at a luncheon meeting of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce in Woodcrest Retirement Community, with some 60 people attending.

Kaczmarek on All-NHC girls basketball team

February 15, 2011

    Senior Bellmont guard Dana Kaczmarek was named to the All-NHC girls basketball squad, first team, it was announced Monday afternoon by the conference athletic directors.
    Kaczmarek, who scored 11.1 points per game this season, was the only Bellmonter on the 10-memmber first team, which was dominated by Norwell and Homestead. Each had three selections among the first 10..
    Bellmont senior center Madison Schultz  was named to the second team. She averaged 10.8 points per game for Bellmont, plus 6.8 rebounds.

February 14th

Perfect ticket round propels 7 Braves to state

February 14, 2011

    "I can't remember ever going undefeated in the ticket round. Going 7-0 .... that was huge," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote after his Braves earned those seven slots in the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Finals with a flurry of impressive performances.

AC upsets Eastside 64-37

February 14, 2011

    MONROE—At this point in the season, said Adams Central head coach Aaron McClure after Saturday's 64-37 win over Eastside, you want to be playing your best for several reasons:
    •The sectionals loom and, for AC, there will be a challenge with Bluffton and Bishop Luers as potential opponents.
    •The Allen County Athletic Conference race is not yet decided and the Flying Jets are 4-2, with one team left to play (South Adams).

Smith leaving post with election board

February 14, 2011

    After 15 years on the Adams County Election Board, Ralph Smith Jr. of rural Decatur has resigned, effective February 28, citing "health problems and my desire to travel for six months out of the year."
    Smith, a Republican, was replaced by Abby Dyer of Decatur, who was named by county Republican Party Chairman Rob Noetzel. Dyer is the wife of Decatur City Councilman Matt Dyer.

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