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July 28th, 2011

Holdup suspect Sain arraigned

July 28, 2011

    A Wells County man with a rural Geneva address, Caleb B. Sain, was arraigned in Adams Circuit Court on Wednesday in regard to a robbery committed on July 18 at the Walgreen Pharmacy in Decatur.
    Sain, 23, has pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery and possession of a controlled substance and was set by Judge Frederick A. Schurger for an omnibus hearing on September 30 and for trial on November 4.

July 27th

P. Mills post office on list for reviews

July 27, 2011

    The post office in Pleasant Mills is one of nearly 100 Indiana post offices included in the U.S. Postal Service’s list of facilities it will review as it looks to cut costs.
    The financially-troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study more than 3,600 offices, branches and stations for possible closing. Some sites might be replaced by stores, libraries or government offices that offer postal services.
    Most of the targeted sites are in rural areas and have low volume.

Light said target as boy killed

July 27, 2011

    The death of a four-year-old Bluffton boy last Friday may have been caused by what the alleged suspect considered a troublesome light.
    New information says the suspect arrested the next day allegedly fired two shots from a rifle with a telescopic sight toward a light where the boy and his dad were fishing, then allegedly said, "That will teach them."

Dog days coming to village

July 27, 2011

    Swiss Heritage Village will go to the dogs this Saturday during the annual Swiss Days celebration in Berne.
    The village of restored historic buildings on that city's north side will host a dog show at noon and wiener dog races at 10 a.m.
    Four races are scheduled: puppy, stud, powder puff, and the open grand championship.

July 26th

Berne budget labeled ‘skinny’

July 26, 2011

    Berne City Council members got their first glimpse of the city's proposed $2.2 million budget for 2012 on Monday evening. The spending outline for next year includes a general fund budget of just over $1.5 million — an increase of just $38,000 over this year's spending blueprint.
    "It's a skinny budget," said clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller during a review of the document. "You don't want to spend more than you take in — like some cities do."

Senior center denied funds

July 26, 2011

    Despite a request earlier this year from board members of the South Adams Senior Center for financial assistance from the city for the day-to-day operations of the center, the 2012 budget unveiled before Berne City Council on Monday contained no such appropriation.

Arrest made in Walgreen holdup

July 26, 2011

    A 23-year-old Wells County man who has been living in Berne is in the Adams County Jail this morning, accused of robbing the Walgreen Pharmacy on 13th St. in Decatur on July 18.
    Caleb B. Sain turned himself into authorities on Monday.
    Contacted by Decatur police Detective Mike Mahan on the telephone, Sain said he would meet authorities at a motel in Fort Wayne. He was picked up and returned here.
    No bond has been set for the holdup suspect.

July 25th

Boy, 4, shot killed as he, dad fished

July 25, 2011

    A pleasant day of fishing by a father and son on a quiet lake in northern Wells County last Friday turned tragic when an apparently stray bullet fatally injured the boy, just one month shy of his fifth birthday.
    The incident left Jacob M. "Jake" Michuda of Bluffton with a gunshot wound in the head that led to his death early Saturday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was shot around 11 a.m. while he and his father, Matt Michuda, were fishing from a pier.

Corral is named detective as PD nears full strength

July 25, 2011

    More than seven months after a vacancy occurred in the Decatur Police Department's detective division, it was formally filled on Friday as veteran patrolman and sergeant Leonard Corral Jr. was given the oath by Mayor John Schultz.
    Corral, widely known as "Lennie," has been a member of the department for almost 17 years, having joined the force in August of 1994. He was a patrolman until 2008, when he was promoted to sergeant.

Jobless rate ticks up

July 25, 2011

    Jobless numbers in Adams County crept up for the second consecutive month in June, according to statistics released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The latest figures showed the county's unemployment rate for June at 8.0 percent, up two-tenths of a percent from May. The county had hit a three-year jobless low in April at 7.6 percent.

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