February 15th, 2013
In clarifying the situation about this week's decision on a new superior court building, Adams County Commissioner Doug Bauman said Thursday that the only decision made in a meeting between the commissioners and county council is that there will be no building attached to the current courthouse.
The final decision on whether or not to construct a new building for the superior court will be up to the voters in a future referendum, Bauman said.
Three candidates in last year's elections who filed late campaign finance reports will not be fined, the Adams County Election Board decided at a recent meeting.
John Minch of Berne, a Democrat who unsuccessfully sought a seat on the county council, was two days late filing his report, according to Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart.
Warm up those shootin' arms if you plan to attend Monday's benefit basketball game pitting the Adams County Crime Fighters against the K105 All Stars.
In observance of 15 years of playing benefit games, K105 is offering a contest in which someone attending the game here could win $15,000.
At halftime, those who sign up must accomplish the following to win the big prize: make a layup, then a free throw, then a three-pointer and then a halfcourt shot — all within 25 seconds.
PORTLAND – Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams’ boys’ swimming teams all advanced swimmers to the sectional finals at the Jay County Sectional on Thursday.
South Adams stands to gain significant points with two swimmers in the finals of two races – Jesse Sutton and Shad Swygart in the 100 backstroke, and Cory Sank and Chris Inniger in the 500 freestyle.
Reverend Paul A. Amstutz, 85, Mt. Morris, Michigan, formerly of Berne, died Tuesday.
Among survivors are his wife, M. Jean (Andrews) Amstutz; two sons, David (Carrie) Amstutz of Gladwin and Dan (Barbara) Amstutz of Grand Island, Fla.; and daughter, Helyn (Craig) Smith of Flint.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on February 9 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in New Lothrop, Mich.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District's board of directors may be nearing a decision on the future of a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the rural areas of northern Adams County.
Adams Central will mark another end of an era as longtime Athletic Director Rick Minnich submitted his resignation to the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday night.
Minnich, who has served AC in various positions for 39 years, said in his letter he has been blessed and has no regrets in beginning and ending his career at AC. Minnich thanked the school and the community for the help and support he has received during his time at AC.
T-shirts to support Adams Central eighth grader Tyson Bahrke in his fight against cancer will be available for pre-sale order at the Adams Central-South Adams basketball game on Friday.
The shirts are $10 apiece, and over half of the proceeds from this will go directly to Tyson's family to help pay for his chemotherapy, an announcement said.
The shirts will be available for pickup from later AC home games or the elementary school office beginning February 25.
Adams County will have six solid representatives, including returning placers Sawyer Miller of South Adams and Bellmont senior Brad Busse, in Friday night's preliminary round of the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.
Busse, seventh last year at 182 pounds, returns to that weight as a senior and will go in again as a semi-state champ. Miller took fourth as a freshman at 106 pounds and will be in the 113-pound class, coming in as a third-placer from Fort Wayne.
Robert L. Beitler, 81, of Pendleton, Ind., passed away on February 11, 2013, at his residence.
He was born May 20, 1931, in Monroe, Ind., and resided most of his life in Pendleton.