May 14th, 2013
The Adams County Commissioners on Monday voted to adopt the new wind ordinance, specifically as it deals with the construction and use of wind turbines in the county, with the amendments they suggested last week.
County Attorney Mark Burry performed the final reading of the wind ordinance at the commissioners' weekly meeting, and the commissioners adopted it with the above amendments.
Berne City Council got two drastically differing looks of the local economic scene Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
For the second time in as many months, the councilors listened as representatives from a local company outlined tremendous growth and announced a hefty investment in Berne to expand its operations there.
State Representative Matt Lehman was very positive about Indiana's future in his legislative update address given on Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Woodcrest.
MONROE—The Lady Jets improved to 14-6 on the season with an 11-1 win over the Lady Raiders at home on Monday night in a game that lasted just five innings.
With a 10-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth, the Lady Jets needed just one run to end the game in a 10-run mercy rule. They would get that one run on just one swing of the bat when Bess Fiechter singled, then stole second and third before reaching home on a wild pitch for the game-ending run.
R’Lene R. Fletcher, 89, of Decatur, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
R’Lene was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 22, 1923, to the late Harry A. and Irene M. (Schneider) Coe.
On June 4, 1948, she married James C. Fletcher; he preceded her in death on October 4, 2009.
R’Lene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and former advisor to the Rainbow Girls. She was a homemaker.
Dwight F. Girod, 90, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Dwight was born in Adams County on April 3, 1923, to the late Milton and Emma (Firks) Girod.
On June 21, 1953, he married Jane Maddox; she survives in Fort Wayne.
The Decatur Police Department, Chief Ken Ketzler says, is “moving into the 21st Century.”
Within in the next few weeks, the department’s six marked squad cars will be outfitted with computers. And the patrol officers and sergeants using those vehicles will have their own personal computers which will be attached to the in-car computers.
Treva B. Lehman, 94, of Berne, died Saturday at Bluffton Regional Center.
Among survivors are two sons, Ernest Lehman, Jr., of South Bend and Wayne (Denise) Lehman of Fort Wayne, and "Forever Daughter" Arlene Lehman of Niles, Mich.
Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
Spring is here and the flowers for the downtown pots are growing at this time.
The planned planting date is Saturday, May 18., according to Pastor Dan York, who heads up the annual effort and cares for the plants through the season.
Those wishing to help should be on be on the east side of the courthouse for instructions at 8:30 a.m., York said.
The weather has finally improved, outdoor fun is everywhere, ball games have started, and lots of dogs are being walked.
Here's another sure sign of the coming summer: the city's Operation Cleanup is once again in operation.
There will be a new twist added this year. "This year we are going to start doing businesses that won't clean up," Mayor John Schultz said at this week's city council meeting. "We will be glad to work with them, but we want to get something done."