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January 14th

River to crest at 23.3 feet tonight

January 14, 2013

    With a 23.3-foot flood crest expected on the St. Marys River tonight following weekend rainfall of two and a half inches in Decatur, there is some good news: No more rain is in the forecast through Friday.
    Snow melt combined with the rain drove the St. Marys River from 10.1 feet on Friday morning to 22.9 feet at 7 a.m. today!    

Crash survivor said stable

January 14, 2013

    Menno Schwartz, 23-year-old rural Geneva resident who was seriously injured in a Wednesday traffic accident which killed two other men, was listed in stable condition on Friday in the trauma center of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    He was airlifted to the hospital after the one-vehicle crash on an icy Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo,
    Killed in the crash were Chris L. Eicher, 50, of Geneva, and Dan C. Graber, 48, of Portland.

D’Arcy treated for rare cancer

January 14, 2013

    Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese, says he’s battling a rare form of cancer and is asking for prayers as he undergoes treatment.
    D’Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.

January 11th

Snider named to AC’s board

January 11, 2013

    Cynthia Snider was elected to the Adams Central Board of Education during a special meeting held this week.
    Snider fills the seat of former member Steve Bailey, who resigned at the beginning of the year after accepting a new job in another state. Bailey was re-elected to the board in November, meaning Snider's appointment is a full four-year term.
    The board interviewed two candidates Monday, Snider and Julie Foster, after opening the position to the public in December.

United Way posts are filled

January 11, 2013

    The 22nd annual meeting of the United Way of Adams County (UW) was held this week, with the main order of business being the election of board members to three-year terms.
    Six board members were eligible to return for a second three-year term and were re-elected: Corey Affolder, Maggie Bollinger, Becky Cochran, Kenny Ketzler, Dan Kintz and Bill Warren.     

Crime-fighting hoopsters to take on K105’s crew

January 11, 2013

    The Adams County CrimeStoppers program will be hosting the third annual “help fight crime” fundraiser basketball game on February 18. 
    The Crime Fighters will take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio station team starting at 7 p.m. at the Bellmont High School gym.
    Ticket prices are $4 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 5 will be admitted free. 
    Jenna Razo’s Razz-M-Jazz dance studio will perform for the halftime show. 

January 10th

Being prepared – Various officials in county discuss school safety

January 10, 2013

    School officials and representatives of police departments from throughout Adams County took part on Wednesday in a table-top exercise at Adams Central Schools designed to discuss security situations at schools.
    Among those attending were the resource officers for the three high schools in the county. as well as the superintendents of the three school systems.
    Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Mawhoor offered different scenarios and possible reactions to each were discussed

Michigan crash claims 2 lives

January 10, 2013

    Icy roadways have been blamed for a single-vehicle crash in southern Michigan Wednesday morning that left two area men dead and five others with various injuries.
    The St. Joseph County Sheriff's office said in a press release issued this morning that at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday a van driven by Kirk Wayne Miller, 30, of Keystone, Indiana, was westbound on Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo, when Miller lost control and rolled the van into a tree.

Council leader remains the same

January 10, 2013

    Adams County Council held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday.
    The first order of business was reorganizing the council; however, the council members seemed to like things the way they were, as Randy Colclasure remains president and Eric Orr continues as vice president.
    Council members also made it a point to welcome Tony Mellencamp as their newest member, and Colclasure expressed confidence that Mellencamp would soon get the hang of things.

January 9th

Group to aid NA leader search

January 9, 2013

    The North Adams Community Schools' board of education has enlisted the assistance of a consortium of officials from the four Indiana state universities in its search for a new superintendent of schools.
    The board on Tuesday evening voted 6-0 to utilize the services of the state's University Placement Team in finding a replacement for Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk, who last month announced his pending retirement, effective July 1, after 36 years in the education field — 19 of them at North Adams Community Schools.

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