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December 23rd

Jobless rate up a tick

December 23, 2012

By J SWYGART
    Indiana's unemployment figures remained static at 8.0 percent during November, although jobless rates in virtually all northeast and east-central Indiana counties jumped significantly from the previous month's levels.
    Adams County saw a .8 percent increase during the month, with unemployment rising from 6.6 percent in October to 7.4 percent in November, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Jets win 1st IHSWCA title; Cass upsets Stars in round one

December 23, 2012

    TOPEKA—Number one-ranked Adams Central entered the first IHSWCA state tournament at Westviewas the favorites in class-A and the Jets did not disappoint, topping #2 Churubusco in the finals, 46-23.
    South Adams was the 3-seed in the tournament but made an early exit at the hands of Lewis Cass who sent the Starfires to the losers' bracket with a 42-37 decision. SA ended up seventh out of the eight teams in the field after falling to Bremen 36-33, but defeating South Putnam 41-40 in the final match.

December 21st

Braves seal Stars’ fate with 4th quarter free throws

December 21, 2012

    BERNE—Bellmont has been searching for an answer to their shooting woes all season long.
    After getting embarrassed at Garrett, then playing solid for three quarters against New Haven, coach John Baker expected his Braves to come out with a better mind-set against the Starfires on the road Friday night.
    The team responded.
    Bellmont stroked 12 of 13 fourth quarter free throws to ice South Adams in a 68-52 win at the Stardome.

Linda K. Hirschy-Tyner

December 21, 2012

    Linda K. Hirschy-Tyner, 65, of Elwood, formerly of Decatur, went to be with the Lord at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the home of her daughter.
    Linda was born in Decatur on July 26, 1947, to Kenneth and Esther (Baumgartner) Hirschy.
    She married Burel Tyner on November 25, 1992; he survives in Elwood.

City man gets 12-year term for rape attempt

December 21, 2012

    A Decatur man who pleaded guilty last week to the attempted rape of a mentally handicapped teen earlier this year was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday by Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
    According to Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Harvey, Matthew C. Bodle, 30, who had previous convictions of theft and failure to appear, among others, had requested the judge sentence him to six years in prison followed by four years probation.

AHN stays black -- Health network’s revenue down, as are expenses

December 21, 2012

    Adams Health Network (AHN) continues to show a bottom financial line that is in the black even though total operating revenue for the first 11 months of 2012 totaled $2,119,962 less than what had been budgeted for that same time period.
    The key, that hospital officials noted to members of the AHN Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting Wednesday night, is that expenses are also significantly less than what had been expected, to the tune of $1,759,867.

The year’s weather was ...well, a little ‘abnormal’

December 21, 2012

    The Daily Democrat its taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    

Braves hold on against short-handed Stars, 45-33

December 21, 2012

    Daniel Gunsett moved up to 120 to face SA's Matt Nussbaum in the last match of the night with the Braves up just six points.
    "Gunsett usually gets the best of Danny Baker in the room, that's what I told Danny that he gives us the best shot and the kids understand that," BHS coach Brent Faurote noted after the match. "Daniel has been wrestling the best out of those guys, and so I put into his hands tonight so he stepped up and got it done."

December 20th

Luther Eugene Patrick

December 20, 2012

    Luther Eugene Patrick, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012, after a valiant fight with cancer.
    Born in Social Circle, Ga., Luther was a World War II Navy veteran. He had owned Leipa Car Sales over 20 years and was a co-owner of New Dawn Real Estate Company. He attended Forest Park United Methodist Church. He ran for several political offices, was a past Wayne Township Assessor, former Justice Of The Peace, and an actor for over 40 years.

Phillip J. Schurger

December 20, 2012

    Phillip J. Schurger, 60, of Decatur, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Decatur on November 1, 1952, to the late Severin H. and Madeline C. (Alig) Schurger.
    Phil was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and of its adult choir. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864, where he served as Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly.

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