Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
A quilt with 100 squares was created by 25 Adams Central High School sophomores in a global studies class in four weeks.
The classmates made squares that represent their family’s heritage, then sewed the squares together by hand to make a colorful and informative quilt.
Once the work was done, each student explained to the entire class the meanings of the squares they made.
By J SWYGART
When it comes to landing grants, the city of Berne is on a roll.
Berne was one of nine Indiana communities named late last week as recipients of Downtown Enhancement Grants through the Indiana Main Street program. The grants are administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
According to an announcement from the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Berne was awarded $5,000 for new "wayfinding signage" to be placed throughout the community.
BY ERIC MANN
The smallest lake in Indiana with a boat ramp now has a wooden dock by that ramp.
The dock, 19 feet long and 4 feet wide, is courtesy of Greg Larrabee of Decatur, a Bellmont High School senior who built the structure as an Eagle Scout project on Kekionga Lake, by Evergreen Court, off Mercer Ave.
Larrabee, 18, is a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 70 and thanks his last two scoutmasters, Charlie Brune and Don Hess, for their support.
The Berne Community Development Corporation (CDC) will dedicate the Settlers Monument in the Muensterberg Plaza at the corner of US 27 and SR218 in Berne on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 2 p.m.
Jerome and Barbara Lehman of Terre Haute donated the funds for the monument, officials said in a news release. They and their family members will attend the celebration and will unveil the six foot statue of early settlers wearing 1850s attire, including a man standing with his arms outstretched and a woman holding a baby.
Extended scientific investigation of one strand of what appears to be human hair has caused a one-year delay in the Wells County trial of a man charged with murdering his estranged wife, a woman from Berne.
The trial in Wells Circuit Court of Tyler White, 28, of Bluffton for allegedly shooting to death Amy White in a marital dispute on October 27, 2009, has been postponed until September 26, 2011. The trial had been scheduled to start next Monday.
The Adams Central High School Band captured first place in Class D competition in the Penn High School Invitational last weekend.
The band also received the three top awards in its class: best music, best visual and best general effect.
This Saturday, the Squadron of Sound will perform at 12:05 p.m. in the district Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) competition at Homestead High School.