February 6th, 2014
Decatur City Council got some new, lower financial figures on its city hall/police station project, but those numbers may well be revised slightly upward after the good news given council at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Indiana Michigan Power has announced plans to kick off a $500 million project to improve infrastructure over the next eight years, including transmission systems that are 40 to 60 years old.
The I&M project involves strengthening and rebuilding power lines, installing new transmission lines, building and upgrading substations and updating equipment, officials said.
FORT WAYNE— As the snows came down outside, Bellmont and Concordia Lutheran made chilly waves of their own combining for 7 of 37 from beyond the arc but when the waters calmed, the Cadets owned a 59-44 non-conference victory over the Braves Tuesday night.
The win came for Concordia despite the Braves holding a 23-21 advantage at the halftime horn.
Norma Jayne Markley, 81, Decatur, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence.
Norma was born Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1932, in Grant County the daughter of the late Forrest E. and Gainess (Baker) Brown. She married James N. Markley Feb. 24, 1951, in First United Methodist Church, Decatur; he survives.
J. Robert "Bob" Myers, 92, Berne, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Swiss Village.
He was born to Glen and Elta (Tinkham) Myers on Dec. 24, 1921. He married Chloe Kauffman on Sept. 21, 1946.
Survivors include three daughters; Cheryl (Larry) Leistner of Berne, Carol (Deryll) Liechty of Berne, and Myra (Mark) Moore of Linn Grove, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There’s no other way to describe the wrath of Mother Nature during this seemingly never-ending winter season.
Adams County was under a travel warning this morning — the most-restrictive level issued by the sheriff’s department, meaning travel is limited to emergency personnel only — after another massive snowstorm dumped an estimated 6 inches of snow on the region Tuesday night and into today.
Geneva resident Donna Butler appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday night to rail against “an issue we have here in town with bedbugs,” asking councilors at their regular monthly meeting to consider “an ordinance so that people in the community don’t have to go through what we did.”
Eric D. Orr, of Berne, has filed his declaration of candidacy seeking re-election as the Republican nominee for the District 3 seat on Adams County Council.
Orr has served on the council since November, 2008, when Matt Lehman left the council to serve in the Indiana Legislature.
Hubert A. Lengerich, 90, Decatur, died at his residence Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
He was born in Adams County, Feb. 4, 1923, to the late Leo H. and Mary (Heimann) Lengerich.
Hubert was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus 864. He retired in 1988 from Arnold Lumber Co. after 20 years of service.
Hubert is survived by a brother, Leonard (Leona) Lengerich of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
Four persons are in custody this morning at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center after having been charged for being involved in an armed robbery Saturday night in Berne around 10 p.m.
The Berne Police Department reported the robbery took place at the Johnson’s Junction convenience store in the 700 north block of U.S. 27 in Berne. Berne authorities reported that two men entered the store brandishing a firearm and demanded money. Store personnel handed over an undisclosed amount of money and no injuries were reported.