August 28th, 2012
Adams County Sanitarian/Environmental Director Terry R. Smith has announced that his department has received repeated verifications from the Indiana State Department of Health’s weekly Arboviral Surveillance Reports that West Nile Virus (WNV) is again present in Indiana and in Adams County.
A total of 67 counties, including Adams, have had positive tests. Other counties with positive tests include Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Jay, Huntington, Noble, Randolph, Wells and Whitley.
A long and drawn-out set of negotiations between Berne officials and representatives of the outlying townships over fire protection costs has not yet been completed — but it’s getting closer.
Margaret A. Colchin, 85, of Avilla, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Monday at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
The Decatur Baseball Association has announced Clemente post-season award winners, and the winners of two skills contests held at the conclusion of the season. Contest winners for both Reese (11-12) and Mays (9-10) were also named.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz won the annual Mayor's Challenge on Friday during the Kekionga Festival.
Schultz, shown in accompanying photo tossing a spear, defeated Berne Mayor Bill McKean to win his second straight Challenge.
Schultz bested former Berne John Minch last year after having lost to Minch two years in a row.
The annual Kekionga Festival wrapped up on Sunday, having drawn large crowds over the weekend amid hot but dry weather.
Bellmont High School is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a "Bleed for the Band" blood drive from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, in the high school auxiliary gymnasium.
Wind turbines haven't often been on the minds of Decatur officials lately, but a rural Decatur resident, Doug Hartman, told city council this week that it should begin to take a good look at the local situation because it could be coming up in the near future.
Virginia E. Perry, 85, of Monroeville, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on Tuesday, May 31, 1927, in Adams County, to the late Virgil and Estella (Cully) Barkley.
On June 15, 1946, she married Monroe L. Perry in the East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he passed away on December 10, 1994.
Doris M. Sprunger, 81, of Berne, died on Saturday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are her husband, Loren Sprunger; son, Fred Sprunger of Bluffton; daughters, Wanda (Steven) Roush, of Fishers and Patti (Jeff) Kiel of Raleigh, N.C.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, August 31, at Swiss Village Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, also at the chapel.
Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery.
OSSIAN—Yogi Berra once redundantly noted "it was deja vu all over again."
That was the case Saturday at the Adams-Wells County Cross Country Invitational at Norwell High School as the same two teams that won the Bellmont Conditioner meet last Tuesday again won titles with the Bellmont girls edging out Norwell while South Adams stormed to an easy triumph in the boys meet.