April 2nd, 2012
The unemployment rate in Adams County dropped slightly during February, according to a report issued Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The new report showed Adams County with a February jobless rate of 8.3 percent, down from 8.5 percent in January and identical to the December 2011 rate.
The county's unemployment rate one year ago was 8.8 percent. Friday's report showed that 1,243 members of Adams County's total labor force of 14,944 remained without work last month.
Barbara Leistner, 85, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 30, at Woodcrest of Decatur. She was born to Homer and Nellie (Myers) Leistner on April 16, 1926.
She married Paul Leistner on September 22, 1946; he is deceased.
Barbara was a member of the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne. She was a member of the church choir, a deaconess, served on the building committee, was director of the Girls Youth Club, and a member of the Senior Citizen Club.
Martha R. Speicher, 93, passed away Saturday morning, March 31, at Swiss Village where she was a resident.
She was born to Edwin and Leah (Nyffler) Speicher on December 14, 1918.
She was a member of the Cross Community Church and the Dorcas Circle. She retired from Eastern Indiana Oil and Supply Company in Geneva where she was employed from 1947-1983. She volunteered at Et Cetera Ecke, in Berne.
Kentucky and Kansas will collide for a second time this year. With the National Championship looming tomorrow night, this is a list of the top brackets left in the Beat the Pros contest. There were a number of brackets with 63 points so a total of 57 people round out the list of bracket hopefuls.
Remember, 10 points are awarded for guessing Monday’s winner correctly so it’s still wide open. For those brackets that can no longer make points, an “F” for final will be listed after their name.
At a special meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Friday, board members accepted a $747,300 bid for the former elementary school property from CDI Development Services, LLC, a national development company based in Akron, Ohio. The property is located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
See Monday's print edition for further details.
Glen E. Dubach, 89, of Berne, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Calvin and Estella (Fox) Dubach on February 28, 1923.
He married Grace (Mosser) Dubach on May 24, 1947. She is deceased.
Glen was a member of the Cross Community Church, where he served on the Consistory. He retired from Farm Bureau Co-Op with 38 years of service in the petroleum division in sales and delivery.
Virginia E. Fosnaugh, 92, of Decatur, a former longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Tuesday, October 28, 1919, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Floyd M. and Lydia M. (Hannie) Shoaf.
She married James J. Fosnaugh on April 13, 1941, in Decatur; he passed away on May 25, 2004.
Virginia was a member of the former Willshire United Methodist Church.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting hours for the 2012 May primaries will be observed from Monday, April 9 through Friday, May 4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Reinhart also said there will be early voting hours on Monday, May 7, from 8 a.m.-noon, with two Saturday dates, April 28 and May 5, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
All primary voting will be held in the hallway of the courthouse.
The Adams County Community Foundation's 5K Run-Walk Challenge will begin its third season on April 28 with the Run Over Violence at Adams Memorial Hospital, starting at 9 a.m.
The 2012 series will feature nine races (participants must complete seven to qualify for challenge awards):
• Run Over Violence on Saturday, April 28 in Decatur.,
• CG Sports - Run with Endurance 5K at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 in Decatur.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s population will grow by 1 million to 7.48 million people by 2050 with most of the growth occurring in the Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area, according to projections from the Indiana Business Research Center.
Besides becoming much more urban than rural, the state will continue to grow grayer, with aging baby boomers increasing the over-65 share of the state population to 20 percent compared to 13 percent in 2010, according to the center based at Indiana University.