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June 12th, 2012

Anthony Jon Liechty

June 12, 2012

    Anthony Jon "Tony" Liechty, 73, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are his wife, Stephanie Liechty; and daughter, Kelly Liechty of Madison, Wisconsin.
    A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.

Jerry K. Price

June 12, 2012

    Jerry K. Price, 76, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, with family by his side at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a nearly five-month battle with leukemia.
    He was born on October 10, 1935, to Roy and Margaret (Hudson) Price, in Decatur, where he remained a connected member of the community long after moving to New Orleans and later Houston.

Omer W. Sprunger

June 12, 2012

    Omer W. Sprunger, 76, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Suzette (Ralph) Lammlein of New Haven; stepdaughters, Gloria Thornton of Berne; Beth (Steve) Koehler of Linn Grove; and a stepson, Doug (Kim) Bauman of Monroe.
    Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services.

Local pharmacy is holdup victim

June 12, 2012

    Police are continuing their investigation today into a robbery that occurred at 8:15 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Walgreen's Pharmacy, 123 N. 13th Street.
    Authorities said a white male entered the store and approached the pharmacy desk. He presented a handwritten note to the Walgreen's employee, demanding painkiller drugs. The suspect was given an unspecified amount of drugs and then left the building.

County to charge for road damage

June 12, 2012

    After proposing excavators and operators of heavy equipment on county roads be charged for any damages caused by the loading and unloading of their machinery last week, Adams County Highway Superintendent Mark Mitchel on Monday presented county commissioners with a draft of a letter outlining the possible charges violators could incur.
    Mitchel proposed that when damage is done to a county roadway, violators be sent a bill for the materials and labor required by the highway department to repair the damage.

Berne councilman takes a symbolic stand on pay hike

June 12, 2012

    A first-year member of Berne City Council took an admittedly symbolic stand against big government on Monday evening in voting against a proposed pay increase for  himself and other councilmen.
    Republican Phil Provost, who joined the panel in January after upsetting incumbent at-large councilman Mike Poulson in the November general election, had made fiscal conservatism and smaller government a part of his election campaign. He took the opportunity to reinforce that platform this week.

ACAC baseball teams named

June 12, 2012

    After stellar seasons by both South Adams and Adams Central that concluded prematurely at the sectional level, both the Jets and Starfires can take a little bit of solace in the releasing of the Allen County Athletic Conference's all-conference selections released this week. The All-Area team has also been announced that includes the NHC, ACAC, SAC, and neighboring county schools as well.

June 11th

Mental attitude winner

June 11, 2012

    Adams Central's Alyssa Keller was announced Saturday as the winner of this year's Mental Attitude Award in class 2A softball.
    Along with the honor for Keller, Adams Central received a $1,000 scholarship in Keller's name from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.
    Keller ranked fifth in the recent graduating class at Adams Central with a GPA of 11.4 (12.0 scale) and will attend the University of Saint Francis in the fall to study occupational therapy.

China trip begins today

June 11, 2012

    Northeast Indiana economic development representatives joined Indiana Lt.-Gov. Becky Skillman today on a state-led trade mission to China to market the Northeast Indiana region to businesses looking to expand into the U.S. market.
    Northeast Indiana will be represented by Mayor John Schultz of Decatur; Larry Macklin, Executive Director of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation; and John Sampson, President and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

Teacher’s words inspired local author to write

June 11, 2012

    Monica Koldyke Miller can pinpoint the exact moment when she knew she wanted to become a writer.
    The longtime Decatur resident, whose historical romance novel, "Threads of Betrayal," has just been published, recently recalled a time when she was 11 years old and just entering the sixth grade at a new school.

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