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August 10th, 2011

NA elected board OK needed; could begin in 2012

August 10, 2011

    Officials at North Adams Community Schools expect to learn in the next month or six weeks the status of a petition that, if formally approved by the state Department of Education, will pave the way for school board members to be elected beginning next year.
    Current board members voted in March of this year to accept a citizens' petition that calls for board members to be elected, effectively replacing the school district's 40-year method of filling board seats by appointment.

Sheriff says it appears deputy acted properly

August 10, 2011

    The subject of the shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Adams County deputy sheriff in a business in Berne on Sunday arose at Tuesday's meeting of the county council when Sheriff Shane Rekeweg appeared before the council on other matters.
    Rekeweg said preliminary indications are that deputy Diosdado "Dio" Hernandez acted properly in assessing the situation he faced and in firing his department-issued handgun. He shot the suspect in an arm, causing the man to drop the handgun he was displaying in his other hand.

CVS backs off buy of SA property

August 10, 2011

    Steve Kreigh of GKB Enterprises has rescinded the company's June 6 offer of $650,000 to purchase the former South Adams Elementary School property located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne. The original offer was contingent upon a lease being signed with CVS.
    According to South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller at Tuesday's school board meeting, Kreigh said in a letter to the school corporation that "CVS has indicated that its relocation is no longer a priority."

August 9th

Redkey man charged in Berne CVS holdup

August 9, 2011

    A 25-year-old Redkey man has been charged with a variety of crimes stemming from Sunday's attempted robbery at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
    Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Harvey said in a statement released late Monday morning that Seth T. Curtis faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, in which gunshots were fired inside the pharmacy.

Details laid out on two key projects

August 9, 2011

    Reports were received by the Adams County Commissioners on Monday on two county building projects: repairing the upper parts of the courthouse and a proposed city-county office building in downtown on Madison St. across from the courthouse.

Man rescued on trail

August 9, 2011

    Rescuers from several local agencies flocked to the east side of the Wendell Macklin Memorial Bridge on Monroe St. (US 224) late Monday afternoon after an unusual incident occurred.
    Paul Wilferling, 60, of Decatur, was moving himself in a wheelchair on the Rivergreenway Trail when he lost his balance and fell from the chair about 15 feet down a rocky embankment.

August 8th

Suspect named in Berne robbery

August 8, 2011

    A 25-year-old Redkey man has been charged with a variety of crimes stemming from the Sunday attempted robbery at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
    Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Harvey said in a statement released late Monday morning that Seth T. Curtis faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, in which gunshots were fired inside the pharmacy.

Holdup man shot in Berne

August 8, 2011

    A would-be robber reportedly was in stable condition this morning after he was shot during a hold-up attempt at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
    A three-line press release issued by the Berne Police Department said only that an off-duty officer responded to the store following a report of an attempted armed robbery and that "shots were fired." Police Chief Tim Taylor told Fort Wayne television outlets the shots were exchanged in the store's pharmacy counter.

City rain hits 1.68

August 8, 2011

        The dry spell in Decatur took a big hit over the weekend, with over an inch and a half of rain recorded at the city weather station.
        Weather station officials say they measured 1.06 of an inch on Saturday and another .6 of an inch on Sunday.
        Berne recorded .77 of an inch of rain over the weekend, and Geneva had .54, according to reports.

Pond charge is elevated to murder

August 8, 2011

    Wells County officials have announced that they filed information with the Wells County Circuit Court to change the charge of reckless homicide, a class C felony, to murder in the case against Bruce Pond, 46, Ossian.
    Pond was arrested shortly after four year-old Jacob Michuda, also of Ossian, was shot to death while fishing with his father at a Wells County pond on the evening of July 22.

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