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March 2nd, 2012

Fire destroys barn near Craigville

March 2, 2012

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    The Bluffton Fire Department was dispatched at 10:44 a.m. Friday to a barn fire at 4758 E 500 N near Craigville.
    A spokesman for the department said the structure was completely engulfed upon arrival and additional fire crews from Preble and Ossian were called in an attempt to help save the structure and any animals that may have been trapped inside.

Wells okays 80 wind turbines

March 2, 2012

    BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana county has approved a wind energy company’s plans to erect about 80 power-generating wind turbines in the county.
    Members of the Wells County Area Plan Commission voted 6-4 early Friday to endorse Apex Wind Energy’s development plans.
    The News-Banner of Bluffton reports (http://bit.ly/wWI7lz) that the marathon meeting at Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday and ran past 1 a.m. Friday.

Computer glitch delays Monroe’s utility bills

March 2, 2012

    Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman reported at Thursday's town council meeting that due to a computer problem, the printing and mailing of utility bills for Monroe residents has been delayed for the month of February.
    Lehman said he is hopeful the computer will be fixed today and that the bills will be mailed next week.
    Lehman also noted that the due date for payment will be extended by the same number of days the bill was delayed.

Few reserved seats left for Sunday Purdue show

March 2, 2012

    A few reserved-seat tickets are available for Sunday's performance here of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the Purduettes. They will be performing in Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School in a show starting at 3 p.m.
    Reserved-seat tickets for $15.00 are very limited, organizers said.
     Concert and buffet meal information are also available on the Purdue Music Organization website's March calendar page at purdue.edu/pmo 

March 1st

67 high here 26 above normal

March 1, 2012

    Spring fever hit Decatur and Adams County — as well as most of Indiana — on Wednesday as the temperature soared to a surprising 67 degrees here on the final day of February.
    Decatur weather station officials said that reading was achieved Wednesday afternoon under sunny skies. The normal high for the date is 41
    Fort Wayne recorded a high of 66, which tied a record there.

Lehman town hall meetings set Saturday

March 1, 2012

    State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, will host three town hall meetings on  this Saturday to, he says, gather feedback from constituents regarding the 2012 legislative session.
    The meetings are an open forum for any legislative issue the public wishes to discuss, he added.
    The day will start in Decatur with a meeting from 8-9 p.m. at the public library. Lehman will be joined by State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, for that session.

Benefit set for son of local teacher, hospital worker

March 1, 2012

    A fundraiser has been set for this Saturday at the St. Louis Besancon Hall, 155535 E. Lincoln Highway, near New Haven, from 5-10 p.m., for Eli Wellman, the three-year-old son of Kevin and Linda Wellman.
    This event will include a a free-will donation meal, music, and a silent auction, among other activities.

February 29th

McClure gets 100th win

February 29, 2012

    A total of 100 career wins and, more importantly, a 39-34 victory over Churubusco has Adams Central Coach Aaron McClure smiling after opening-night Sectional play at South Adams on Tuesday.
    The victory, the 100th of McClure's coaching career, sends the Jets into a Friday night contest against the host Starfires.
    About the 100th win, McClure, who is the middle school principal and a former science teacher, said he's enjoyed all 11 seasons and has had "a lot of fun."

Commissioners hear about drainage issues in Bobo

February 29, 2012

    Richard Lambert, a resident of Bobo, spoke with the Adams County Commissioners Monday regarding drainage issues on his property.
    According to Lambert, the problem began about three years ago when a neighbor, who was not named, allegedly had a broken tile on his property which was creating some minor flooding on the man's property.

Call wins bridge contest

February 29, 2012

    IPFW recently held its 22nd annual Engineers Week Model Bridge Contest, with 60 students from 13 northeast Indiana counties.
    Defending Champion Mason Call, a sophomore at Adams Central High School, once again took the Grand Prize with a bridge that topped 680 pounds, a new record.
    The purpose of the competition is to build the lightest, strongest bridge possible — with 200 popsicle sticks and wood glue.

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