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September 25th, 2012

Contract for senior center roof goes to Limberlost

September 25, 2012

    A public-private endeavor to replace the roof at the South Adams Senior Center was settled Monday evening when Berne City Council awarded a bid for the project.
    Acting on a recommendation from the senior center's board of directors, the council awarded the roof project quote to Limberlost Construction in the amount of $53,850.

September 24th

Beginning of end near

September 24, 2012

    Not long after Callithumpian activities are completed in Decatur this year, a long-awaited project will begin: Demolishing the long-ignored building on the southwest corner of Second and Monroe streets downtown.
    Fleming Excavating was recently awarded the contract for the project with its low bid of some $145,000.
    "It's getting close," Mayor John Schultz said at last week's city council meeting, referring to the start of the project.

Chance meeting rekindled love affair

September 24, 2012

     Robert "Bob" Brown, who currently lives in Decatur, and Edith "Edie" (Puff) Northup of Fort Wayne, met and fell in love 50 years ago, but they were just married last Saturday, September 15, in an outdoor ceremony at the Berne American Legion post.
    The couple started dating after they met at work in 1961 when he was 21 and she was 19. They embarked on a whirlwind romance and planned on getting married until Northup's father convinced her otherwise. They were each other's first love.

County jobless rate still falling

September 24, 2012

    Adams County's unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent during August, down from 7.9 percent in June and 7.6 in July, according to statistics released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county's jobless rate has remained below 8 percent for five consecutive months after starting the year at 8.5 percent. Three years ago, in August of 2009, Adams County experienced a jobless rate of 14.1 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.0 percent.

September 21st

Police: Mom told teens to rob Amish

September 21, 2012

    The Adams County sheriff’s and Berne police departments collaborated to quickly arrest four suspects in the alleged recent attacks on members of the Amish community in the Berne area, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey
    Three people now face multiple felony charges, including armed robbery, and a fourth is facing a conspiracy charge.

Berne to hold public hearing Monday on water rate hike

September 21, 2012

    A public hearing will be held at 8 p.m. next Monday, Sept. 24, in Berne City Hall to accept community input surrounding a proposed increase in municipal water rates.
    Berne City Council recently gave its first reading to an ordinance that would boost monthly water rates for average users by $8.42 per month. The increase would represent the city's first water rate hike in more than 30 years.

Deadly deer virus is said discovered in Adams County

September 21, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly virus has killed deer in at least four Indiana counties and is suspected in dozens more.
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologist Chad Stewart said Thursday epizootic hemorrhagic disease has been confirmed in samples collected from dead deer in LaGrange, Miami, Morgan and Sullivan counties.

September 20th

Two in jail for Amish attacks

September 20, 2012

    Alejandro Lopez, 18, and David Veliz, 19, both of Fort Wayne, were arrested and an unnamed juvenile have been detained by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for their involvement with alleged crimes committed against members of the Amish community in Adams County last Monday, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey.
    The prosecutor said both men have been preliminarily detained pending charges of armed robbery and criminal confinement.

More than 200 students take part in a day-long seminar held at BHS

September 20, 2012

    Students in Bellmont High School's Health Careers class and in Project Lead the Way kicked off a day-long seminar Wednesday morning with the arrival of the Samaritan lifeline helicopter from Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    The seminar offered demonstrations, lectures and power point presentations for the students in the two career-oriented courses.
    Paramedics and nurses were on hand throughout the day to explain their careers, purposes and lifesaving measures.

Diocese: Coach fired over ‘video clips’

September 20, 2012

    The Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church released a statement on Wednesday in which it confirms that Bishop Luers head football coach Matt Lindsay was dismissed from that position earlier this week after "a large number of inappropriate video clips, none involving nudity, were discovered" on the coach's computer.

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