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May 30th

Abby Busse, Cooper Hill top grads in AC Class of 2014

May 30, 2014

    Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, and Adams Central High School has named the top two scholars for the class of 2014 as Abby Busse and Cooper Hill.
    Valedictorian Abby Busse is the daughter of Bob and Julie Busse of rural Decatur. Busse participated in basketball, softball, National Honor Society, History Club, Student Council, SAAC, Sunshine Society, Club International and Literati during her four years at Adams Central.

County official said improving

May 30, 2014

     Mark Wynn, a member of Berne City Council and the Adams County director of Building/Planning and Zoning, was upgraded to “serious” condition this morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was transported Wednesday after reportedly being found unresponsive in his home.

Paddlin' along

May 30, 2014

     It’s hard work to paddle a boat, as two students in the Advanced Manufacturing class at Bellmont High School found out when propelling a pontoon boat built by the class on Kekionga Lake at the southeast edge of Decatur. The class has 11 members and is led by teacher Catherine Sondgerath. This was the third time the craft had been in the water. In the yellow life jacket is junior-to-be Quentin Geels and in the black lifejacket is senior-to-be Anthony Bertsch. The vessel has a wooden superstructure and four plastic barrels to stay afloat.

May 29th

‘Birthday Bash’ carnival slated Friday for young cancer patient

May 29, 2014

    A birthday bash and fundraising benefit will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Bridge Community Church for Ebony Fawcett, a soon-to-be 9-year-old Decatur resident with sparkling eyes and an infectious smile who is battling cancer for the third time.

Hospital tax will take $2 million yearly from coffers

May 29, 2014

    Adams Memorial Hospital continues to show a balance in the black after four months of 2014, nearly twice what was budgeted, with $551,799 more in revenue being received than has been expended.

Erika Miller, Allison Sprunger are tops in SA Class of ‘14

May 29, 2014

    Graduation ceremonies at South Adams High School will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stardome.
  Honor students for the South Adams High School graduating class of 2014 are named after the second semester.  The honor students comprise the top 10 percent of the class.

  Valedictorian for the South Adams Class of 2014 is Erika Miller, the daughter of John and Kristina Miller. She finished her high school career with a grade point average of 4.07 on a 4.0-point scale.

May 28th

I&M land grab rankles resident

May 28, 2014

    Adams County resident Jon Fuhrmann appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon at their regularly scheduled weekly meeting to inform them of a potential eminent domain issue involving his property and I&M Power. 
    “I don’t know if there’s anything you can do with this, but I wanted to make you aware” of the situation, Fuhrmann commented in introducing himself and his concerns to commissioners.

Berne council again delays decision on sewer financing

May 28, 2014

    Another week, another discussion regarding an ongoing sewer project in the city of Berne.
    Clerk-Treasurer Gwen Maller told council Tuesday evening she received a call from Jeff Rowe, of H.J. Umbaugh & Associates in Mishawaka, requesting councilors make a decision regarding how to finance the project to allow him to proceed with the necessary paperwork.

Memorial Day services held at the Peace Monument

May 28, 2014

     Navy veteran Blas Mendez, Decatur, uses an umbrella to shield against the sun during the Memorial Day services held at the Peace Monument in Decatur Monday.

May 27th

Large crowd gathers to pay respects to veterans

May 27, 2014

    Approximately 200 people gathered at the Adams County Courthouse Square Monday to honor those killed in service to our country as part of the annual Memorial Day celebration.
    The day began at 8:30 a.m. with services at St. Joseph and Decatur cemeteries. Shortly after 10 a.m., the celebration moved to the Jackson Street bridge, where former judge and military veteran Frederick A Schurger tossed a wreath into the St. Marys River in honor of United States Navy veterans.

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