January 10th, 2013
Icy roadways have been blamed for a single-vehicle crash in southern Michigan Wednesday morning that left two area men dead and five others with various injuries.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff's office said in a press release issued this morning that at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday a van driven by Kirk Wayne Miller, 30, of Keystone, Indiana, was westbound on Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo, when Miller lost control and rolled the van into a tree.
Adams County Council held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday.
The first order of business was reorganizing the council; however, the council members seemed to like things the way they were, as Randy Colclasure remains president and Eric Orr continues as vice president.
Council members also made it a point to welcome Tony Mellencamp as their newest member, and Colclasure expressed confidence that Mellencamp would soon get the hang of things.
The North Adams Community Schools' board of education has enlisted the assistance of a consortium of officials from the four Indiana state universities in its search for a new superintendent of schools.
The board on Tuesday evening voted 6-0 to utilize the services of the state's University Placement Team in finding a replacement for Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk, who last month announced his pending retirement, effective July 1, after 36 years in the education field — 19 of them at North Adams Community Schools.
One elected and one appointed member of the North Adams school board were issued their oaths of office Tuesday evening as the board began a new calendar year with a new look.
Incumbent Tim Ehlerding and newcomer Al Converset were sworn into office as the board's first order of business for 2013. Mark Bulmahn, who was elected in November to a seat on the board, was absent and will be sworn in next week.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg attended Adams County Council's monthly meeting Tuesday morning to inform the council of problems he and Information Technology Director Landon Patterson were having with the 911 information-gathering software.
Rekeweg explained that every time a call is made to 911, software is supposed to pull information about the caller, including the caller's location and phone number, so that the dispatcher knows where to send help.
Donald W. Beery, 93, of Ossian, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Don was born in Portland on November 23, 1919, to the late Clyde B. and Esther A. (Shrank) Beery.
He married Dora J. Wilkinson on July 5, 1946; she survives in Ossian.
Patricia Richards, 77, of Decatur, died January 8, 2013.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
WOODBURN—Things did not work out quite as Adams Central fans had expected in the opening round of the ACAC tournament at Woodlan on Tuesday night.
After beating the Warriors in a double overtime thriller at the Hangar a month before, it was Woodlan who coasted to a 54-36 win over the Jets in the boys' opener.
Conversely, the Lady Jets entered the contest with the Lady Warriors with a 4-9 record, a two game losing streak, and a previous 25-point loss in the building a month before.
Norma Marceline (Baker) Agler, 86, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away on December 29, 2012, at Cape Coral Hospital.
She was born in Decatur to the late Franklin O. and Opal (Butcher) Baker on December 4, 1926.
Norma married her high school sweetheart, Noel L. Agler on September 26, 1948, after he had completed his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.