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July 26th, 2012

David G. Girod

July 26, 2012

    David G. Girod, 1, of Berne, died at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence.
    Among survivors are his parents, Samuel W. and Josephine J. (Schwartz) Girod.
    Visitation is 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 7:30 a.m.-noon on Friday at the Samuel W. Girod residence, 1662 E. 650 S., Berne. The funeral service will be held at  1 p.m. on Friday, also at the Samuel W. Girod residence.
    Burial will take place in the Schwartz Cemetery.

Elizabeth C.M. Loveday

July 26, 2012

    Elizabeth C.M. Loveday, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
    Born January 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Doc and Stella (Roach) Stinnett.
    She married Earl F. Loveday on Dec. 25, 1953; he preceded her in death.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Teresa (Raymond) Bodle; sons Earl F. (Judy) Loveday and James J. (Amy) Loveday; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

1st Class Hoosiers stay undefeated with 3-1 win over Rorick's

July 26, 2012

    A day after surviving Eichhorn's Jewelry in the semi-finals, undefeated 1st Class Hoosiers faced another challenge in the championship when they edged Rorick Electric in a pitcher's duel, 3-1.
    Rorick had just beaten West End in the other semi-final, 10-1 and were definitely playing their best softball after 1st Class had been virtually unopposed all season long.

July 25th

City dispatch station closing soon

July 25, 2012

    On Wednesday, August 1, at approximately 9 a.m., the Decatur Police Department will no longer dispatch calls for service from the police station at 521 N. Third Street, according to an announcement by Chief Ken Ketzler.

Sex predator said worked at S. Adams

July 25, 2012

    A Monroeville man who was convicted of child molestation was arrested this week in Noble County, where he currently lives, after it was discovered he was working at South Adams High School as a volunteer basketball scout, according to court reports.
    Paul David Baker, 48, volunteered for the South Adams High School girls basketball team during the summer of 2011 and during the 2011-12 basketball season, which violates the terms of being a registered sexually violent predator, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Local educators meet with China rep

July 25, 2012

    As a result of a recent trade mission to China, Adams County's three school superintendents recently met with a Chinese delegate to learn more about joint educational initiatives.
    An Adams County Economic Development Coporation (ACEDC) announcement said Wylie Sirk of North Adams, Scott Litwiller of South Adams and Mike Pettibone Adams Central took part in the meeting held at Adams Central School.

July 24th

Softball tourney scores

July 24, 2012

    After breezing through the first round against the eight-seeded Decatur Dental Monday night, 12-0, the 1st Class Hoosiers faced their toughest game of the season in the semi-final match-up against Eichhorn's Jewelry but six runs in the fifth inning sealed the comeback win for the undefeated one seed, 11-9.

Emotional meeting-Berne council tearfully remembers Nick Taylor

July 24, 2012

    A somber mood was prevalent in Berne City Council chambers on Monday evening as city officials paused to tearfully remember one of their own.
    After spending the first hour of Monday's meeting attending to routine city business, council members concluded their evening with an emotional tribute to Nick Taylor, who was killed a week earlier while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Burning ban continues in county

July 24, 2012

    Although the Decatur area has seen some rain in recent days, it isn't enough to lift the burn ban currently in place in Adams County, according to Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock.
    "We've been getting a lot of calls so I want to get this out there," said Hitchcock on Monday. "We've gotten some rain, but it's been spotty and it's not enough. Things are still pretty dry out there."

Wells EMS director facing 76 charges

July 24, 2012

    Now-suspended Wells County Emergency Medical Services CEO Tina Crouse is facing 76 Class D felony counts for allegedly stealing pain medication.
    Crouse, 49, a onetime Decatur resident, was arrested at her near-Craigville home last weekend and jailed under a $380,000 bond. She was suspended with pay by the Wells County EMS board.
    The 49-year-old Crouse surrendered peacefully to the Indiana State Police, according to the Bluffton News-Banner.

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