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October 3rd, 2011

Royal couples

October 3, 2011

    Seniors Katlyn Cook and Zach Wetsel were crowned Bellmont's 2011 Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at halftime of Friday's football game.
    Katlyn is the daughter of Mark and Leslie Cook; Zach is the son of Todd and Rhonda Wetsel.
    At South Adams, seniors Trevor Hunt and Arie Teeter were crowned Homecoming king and queen on Friday at South Adams High School, where the Starfires celebrated with a 21-7 upset of Garrett.

Adams Health balance sheet ‘very healthy’

October 3, 2011

    Looking at what he called "a very healthy balance sheet," Adams Health Network (AHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick told AHN trustees at their monthly meeting last week that the county healthcare organization is financially in solid standing.

Crash kills buggy driver

October 3, 2011

    The driver of an Amish buggy was killed and a passenger severely injured at 4:25 p.m. Friday when their vehicle was struck on Salem Road near C.R. 300E by a northbound van.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported today that Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, rural Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries sustained when he was ejected from his buggy that was struck by a van driven by David R. Harkless, 78, rural Decatur.

September 30th

Hospital earns a national honor

September 30, 2011

    Adams Memorial Hospital has been named as one of the top 100 critical care access hospitals in the United States, according to information released Wednesday at the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference being held in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Adams Health Network President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick delivered the news to the AHN board of trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, saying “this is truly something we can all be really proud of.”

Theatre group being formed in Decatur

September 30, 2011

    A group called Decatur Friends of the Theatre is being created to start a community theater and, at a meeting on Thursday evening attended by 13 people, two more meeting dates were scheduled.
    The theatre group is an outgrowth of the success of the locally-written and locally-directed play "C.O.D. (Cuties of Decatur)" in August. Some 360 people saw the play on its four show dates and, after expenses were paid, "C.O.D." had a profit of just over $2,000.

Prosecution rests in White trial

September 30, 2011

    "We believe that Mr. White acted in complete self-defense."
    Those 10 words form the basis of the defense in the Wells Circuit Court trial of Tyler White, according to a story in the Bluffton News-Banner. The trial may last as long as two weeks.
    On the first day after a jury was empaneled, the lead defense attorney, James Voyles of Indianapolis, spoke those words as he opened White's side of the case.

September 29th

Juniors defeat seniors in powder puff game

September 29, 2011

    Andrea Fruchte took a pass from Ashley Piper and wound her way 25 or so yards through several defenders en route to the game's only touchdown with just 1:34 left in Wednesday night's powder puff football game at Bob Worthman Stadium.
    That provided the Bellmont High School juniors with a 7-0 victory over the seniors on a damp night in the Homecoming activity.
    The seniors biggest threat came late in the first half when they drove inside the juniors' 10-yard line before the clock ran out.

Court security a growing concern

September 29, 2011

    The location of a September 16 police standoff in Decatur, during which a Berne man was shot and critically injured by law enforcement authorities outside the Adams County Superior Court building, was not a random one, according to a county jurist.
    And the proximity of the incident to the court building on Third Street could force local policy-makers to implement many of the court security measures recommended more than 10 years earlier.

Physician with longest tenure is retiring

September 29, 2011

    The physician with the longest running tenure in the Adams Health Network (AHN) has announced that he has retired from his medical practice.
    Dr. H.S. Lee, who has been actively involved as a general surgeon and family practice physician in Adams County since 1973, noted in a letter being sent to his patients this week that “it is with many mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I am discontinuing my practice due to personal issues.”

September 28th

Homecoming king, queen to be crowned at halftime

September 28, 2011

    Bellmont High School will crown its 2011 Homecoming king and queen at halftime of Friday's football game against New Haven.
    Three senior girls and three boys are candidates.
    The girls are Katlyn Cook, Katie Norder and Taylor Kennedy.
    The boys are: Brian Hakes, Zach Wetsel and Ben Baker.

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