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July 15th, 2014

Wellman, Ruble named MVPs

July 16, 2014

MAKES PERFECT SENSE—After another perfect season at 12-0, Bixler Insurance has won the last two AAA League championships. Above, Isaiah Wellman (left) holds his regular season MVP trophy, while Ike Ruble, his teammate on Bixler, was named tournament MVP for his stellar play. (Photo provided)

Bill Forehand

July 15, 2014

    Bill Forehand, Sun City, Ariz., died May 31, 2014.
    He was married to Evelyn Bollinger-Forehand, former Decatur resident; she survives in Sun City.

David L. Paddock

July 15, 2014

    David L. Paddock, 55, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Houston, Texas.
    He was born March 29, 1959, to the late Louis (Jim) Paddock and Joyce (Drake) Paddock.
    David was a long time truck driver. A few of his employers include Werner Enterprises, Martins in Fort Wayne and Raun in Decatur. He had his own business, Dave Pilot Car, where he escorted long and wide loads.
  His children and his long-time companion, Leslie, were all at his side when he passed.

Pay hike for Berne council approved after long debate

July 15, 2014

    Berne city employees and elected officials will receive a pay raise following a lengthy discussion and split vote during Monday evening’s meeting of Berne City Council.
    Mayor Bill McKean proposed a 1 percent plus $500 raise for all city employees during the June 22 council meeting, and a $250 increase for elected officials. While council easily and unanimously passed the pay bump for all city employees, the decision regarding the raise for elected officials garnered much more attention ... and debate.

Missing Decatur teens are found in rural Georgia

July 15, 2014

    Four Decatur teenagers reported missing since Saturday were apprehended late Monday night in Cook County, Ga. One of the teens is facing unspecified felony charges and all four are currently in custody at the Cook County jail.

Trail bikers

July 15, 2014

     Will Fisher, 5, and his grandmother, Kate Rash, took advantage of a perfect summer Monday afternoon and rode their bikes along the River Greenway Trail in Decatur. The trail, which was busy Monday, could see less use later this week as temperatures are forecast to drop to unseasonal levels.

 

July 14th

Patricia S. Boltz

July 14, 2014

    Patricia S. Boltz, 84, Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center.
    She was born Saturday, Feb. 15, 1930, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late John W. and Luella (Branning) Sauer. 
    She married Dean E. Boltz Oct. 19, 1950, in the Wayne Street Methodist Church in Fort Wayne; he survives.

Dinner on the Bridge

July 14, 2014

     John Mann and Dixie Mann, joined by Judy and Doug Milligan, were among the diners Saturday evening on the covered bridge near Ceylon. The second-ever “Dinner on the Bridge” was a fundraiser for restoration efforts at the historic structure which spans the Wabash River.

 

Geneva council gets advice on formation of TIF district

July 14, 2014

    Members of the Geneva Town Council heard a presentation surrounding the specifics of the process involved in establishing a tax increment finance district at their regular monthly meeting last week.
    TIF districts are currently a popular tool used by local governmental entities to capture assessed value and new property taxes from new development in a designated area.

County council okays additional appropriation for public defender fund

July 14, 2014

    The Adams County Council approved the transfer of $25,000 in additional appropriations into the supplemental public defender fund to cover expenses incurred by hiring outside attorneys to handle the caseload of indigent defendants of appointed Pauper Counsel Joe Johnson III.
    Johnson has been suspended from the position by the Adams County Public Defender Board following the filing of criminal charges against him by a special prosecutor.

    Tonight the Adams Central Jets host Eastside at the Landing Strip in Monroe. The...
    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...

 

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