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July 20th, 2012

Betty A.Yost

July 20, 2012

    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.

Schools set registrations

July 20, 2012

    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.

North Adams
    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.

USDA: Rain too late for most of Indiana’s corn

July 20, 2012

    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.

1.29 rain here in 2 days; lowest high

July 20, 2012

    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.

July 19th

City utility rates will be rising

July 19, 2012

    Utility rates in Decatur will be going up in the near future, but it has nothing to do with a new batch of sewage which will be coming Decatur's way from several rural areas.
    Last week, the board of the Adams County Regional Sewer District board selected a subcommittee to negotiate with the city the rates it (the city) will charge for county sewage sent to the Decatur treatment plant.

.37 hikes July rain here to 1 inch

July 19, 2012

    Decatur got some long-awaited rain on Wednesday and more appeared to be on the way late this morning.
    Officials at the city weather station said .37 of an inch was recorded there up to 7 a.m. today and that boosted the city's rainfall to exactly one inch this month.
    The June rainfall here was 1.08.

Fallen power line sparks grass fire

July 19, 2012

    The Decatur Fire Department responded to a grass fire at the home of Laura Love, 4353 E 700 N, Wednesday afternoon.
    Firefighters were dispatched at 1:40 p.m. after a snapped tree top knocked down a power line, sparking the grass fire, according to a department spokesperson.
    Since the line was "hot," Love was told to remain inside the home by the first emergency personnel to arrive. Indiana & Michigan Power repaired the damage later.

Catherine L. Pageler

July 19, 2012

    Catherine L. “Kay” Pageler, 97, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, died on July 13 at her residence.
    Among survivors are three daughters, Sue (David) Isch of Winterhaven, Fla., Linda (William) Bay of Decatur, and Becky (Nick) McDowell of Fort Wayne; and a son, Russell E. (Deanna) Pageler of Land O’Lakes, Fla.
    Private services were held.
    Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

True Value nabs second place at Hoagland

July 19, 2012

    In the Eight and under All-Star tournament held in Hoagland this weekend, Decatur True Value placed second out of four teams losing in the championship on Sunday to the undefeated New Haven All-Stars.

July 18th

2 Hoosiers were killed in attack

July 18, 2012

    The Indiana National Guard on Tuesday released its first information surrounding the deaths in Afghanistan this week of Berne resident Nick Taylor and a fellow Hoosier soldier.
    According to a press release issued by the Guard's public affairs office, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indiana National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger were officially notified of the deaths of the Indiana National Guard Soldiers in Afghanistan.

    SELMA— The Lady Jets volleyball improved to a stellar 6-1 on the season...
    Tonight the Adams Central Jets host Eastside at the Landing Strip in Monroe. The...
    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...

 

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