March 13th, 2013
Anna Jane Gilliom, 88, Berne, died Saturday, March 9, at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are her husband, Laverne "Bowtie" Gilliom; three daughters, Carol Gilliom of Ronald, Wash.; Betty Mosure of Berne; and Judy (Dan) Rosenberger of Sheridan, Ind.; two sons, Tom (Martha) Gilliom of West Lafayette and Richard (Mary) Gilliom of Goshen.
Visitation is 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday First Mennonite Church Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance delivered a crushing blow to the proposed 2013 operating budget for North Adams Community Schools early last week. The state budget review commission trimmed some $500,000 from the district's Capital Projects fund for the current year, leaving school officials in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to the fate of building repair projects later this year.
With the retirement of Adams Central Superintendent Mike Pettibone looming, Pettibone continues to show his commitment to the school's future by proposing an incentive package for retiring certified staff.
Pettibone proposed a $15,000 retirement incentive for AC teachers and administrators to the Adams Central Board of Education on Tuesday, noting that the incentive would not include himself.
Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert came before the county council on Tuesday to ask for appropriations to upgrade the department's computer system.
FORT WAYNE—Bellmont finished their season by sealing their third consecutive NHMLC tournament crown over the weekend topping the 10-team field with 314 points.
Carroll was the only team that threatened Bellmont's dominance on the day ending second place with 301 points. Indian Springs finished third with 233 points, then East Noble with 172, Maple Creek with 164, and the host-team Summit MS with 154.
The rest of the standings fell into place with DeKalb, Woodside, New Haven and Norwell respectively.
Maria S. Alanis, 85, Decatur, died March 11, 2013.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Carolyn Ruth West, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
She was born to the late Lester Schleh and the late Mildred (Bierly) Schleh.
Carolyn married Whitney Dale West on August 14, 1965; he survives.
She was the pastor's wife and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She had worked for 15 years at Sheakley Unicomp in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Approximately 40 people were on hand at Riverside Center on Monday night to receive information about the proposed reconstruction of E. Monroe Street, from east of its intersection with Piqua Road to west of its intersection with Water's Edge Drive.
The Department of Local Government Finance has finally signed off on the city of Berne's 2013 operating budget, "a month late," Clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller reported at Monday evening's city council meeting.
Maller said the DLGF made "only a small cut" to the $2.4 million budget submitted by the city. The reduction was made, she said, primarily because actual Assessed Valuation (AV) figures for real estate within the corporation limits were lower than originally estimated.
By REBEKAH R. BLOMENBERG
Adams Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan presented the State of the Judiciary address for the first time on Monday.
He said that he was amazed by all the lives touched by the court, and he added, "The judge is never bigger than the court, and the court is never bigger than the people it serves."