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September 30th, 2011

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.

United Way Night set at Homecoming game

September 28, 2011

    United Way Football Night will be observed this Friday at the Bellmont-New Haven football game at Bob Worthman Stadium. The contest will start at 7 p.m.
    Fans are asked by the staff of the United Way of Adams County to bring nonperishable foods for collection by the UWAC and distribution to local food banks.
    "Live United — Go Braves" bracelets will be available at the entry gate for $1 each.

Tough winter may be ahead

September 28, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents who slogged through last year’s icy, snowy winter may be facing a repeat of that icy blast in the coming months.
    Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa says the same La Nina weather pattern that brought Indiana a cold and snowy winter last year appears poised to return this winter. La Nina occurs when the central Pacific Ocean around the equator cools by at least 1 degree below normal.

September 27th

White trial under way

September 27, 2011

    The trial of Tyler White of Bluffton on a charge of murdering his estranged wife, Amy, a former Berne resident, has begun with jury selection in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton and may last two weeks, according to reportrs.
    White, 29, allegedly shot his wife on October 27, 2009 in Wells County, while she was pregnant. Police say he has confessed to the shooting, which occurred during an argument as the two met to exchange custody of their son, 16 months old at the time.

New jobs for Berne

September 27, 2011

    A dozen new jobs are coming to Berne with the announcement Monday night that a metal fabrication firm is expanding into that city.
    In an unusual twist for a landlocked community, the new jobs will involve the construction of barges to be used on some of the country's largest waterways.

Homecoming Week at Bellmont

September 27, 2011

    It's Homecoming Week at Bellmont High School.
    Activities were kicked off Sunday as the school held its annual mud volleyball tournament on a wet and muddy day. The team that emerged as champion was comprised of sophomore Olivia Fuelling, senior Nathan Kortenber, junior Devon Schultz, senior Kyle Smith, senior Natalie McConnell, and senior Payton Selking.
    Powder puff football will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bob Worthman Stadium.

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