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July 26th, 2012

Hospital color of month stays the same: black

July 26, 2012

    When a business has total operating revenue of $20,409,965 for the first six months of the year, a figure of $18,127 seems like small potatoes.
    But, for Adams Memorial Hospital, that small number was how much the facility was in the black for the month of June — and for the year the hospital has taken in $147,235 more than what has been spent for expenses.

Recent rainfall here more like normal

July 26, 2012

    Drought conditions may be lingering, but rainfall in Decatur in recent days has been normal ... or maybe above normal.    
    Tuesday's rain pushed the city's total for the month of July to nearly three inches; 2.96 to be exact.
    Decatur received 1.04 of an inch on Tuesday, and in a seven-day period through Tuesday had accumulated 2.33 inches after going the first 17 days of the month with slightly more than half an inch.

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.

 

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