July 23rd, 2012
The Adams County sheriff's dispatch room in the county jail recently received a much-needed renovation to help improve efficiency, and comfort, for county dispatchers, according to Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
Rekeweg first approached the Adams County Commissioners with the project back in April of this year, with plans to install new flooring, lighting, walls, ceiling and furniture at a cost of approximately $76,300.
Three applicants for a vacant seat on the North Adams Community School's board of education will be interviewed this evening during a specially-called board meeting.
Submitting applications to fill the three years remaining on the term of former board member Don Elder were Derek Vrablic, Stacey Bussell and Bob Thomas. The school board will meet at 6 p.m. today to interview the three candidates, but no selection will be made at tonight's meeting, according to Supt. Dr. Wylie Sirk.
Spc Nicholas A. "Nick" Taylor, 20, of Berne, died on Monday, July 16, 2012, representing the Indiana National Guard in the country of Kandahar Providence, Afghanistan. He was born on October 24, 1991, to Tim and Stephania (Montjoy) Taylor of Berne.
James A. “Jimmy” or “Willy” Wilhelm, 57, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in the Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
He was born on January 28, 1955, to the late J. Pete and Mary E. (Harrell) Wilhelm.
Jim married Teresa J. (Spangler) Wilhelm; she survives in Fort Wayne.
He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1973 and from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.
ONTO PIT ROW—Members of the Will Power car crew pull the racer onto Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Indy 500 earlier this year. Crews and teams continue preparations for this weekend’s second annual event, the Brickyard 400.
Ray Donald Moodie, 85, of New Haven, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Parkview Hospital Randallia.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ray was the son of the late Edwin and Sadie Moodie.
He was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. The World War II Navy veteran was a member of American Legion Post 330. He retired after 20 years from Storlok Inc., and also from Lake-End Sales after 19 years. Ray was an avid Chicago Cubs and IU Basketball fan.
Betty A. (McComb) Yost, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2012, surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 9, 1927, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of James and Madeline McComb, and granddaughter of David O. McComb.
Betty graduated from North Side High School in 1945 and went on to attend Western College for Women — now Miami University — transferring to Indiana University as a junior, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
Temperatures are in the 90s, the 4-H Fair is winding down, Swiss Days and the Kekionga Festival are still to come ... and all three public school systems in Adams County have released student registration information for the 2012-13 school year.
Officials have announced the following dates and times:
Southeast Primary and Northwest Elementary: Monday, August 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m.
WHITELAND, Ind. (AP) — A top federal farm official who spent two days touring drought-stricken Indiana farms said Thursday that most of the state’s corn crop is in such bad shape that this week’s rainfall likely won’t boost yields.
U.S. Agriculture Department Undersecretary Michael Scuse told local farmers who gathered at Kelsay Farms, a seventh-generation family farm south of Indianapolis, that 71 percent of Indiana’s corn crop is in poor to very poor condition due to drought and heat stress.
Officials are saying the rainfall which fell in Decatur and Adams County in the last couple of days isn't enough to end a burning ban. But it certainly was welcome.
In all, the Decatur weather station recorded 1.29 inches of rain, .92 of that coming after 7 p.m. Thursday. That's more rain than fell the entire month of June, 1.08 inches, and boosts July's total to 1.92 inches.