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August 15th, 2012

Robert D. Logan

August 15, 2012

    Robert D. "Robbie" Logan, 47, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday at his residence.
    There will be a private family service.
    Arrangements were by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.

April Ann Thompson

August 15, 2012

    April Ann Thompson, 51, of Decatur, passed away at 4:11 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2012, in the Van Wert Hospital Emergency Room.
    She was born on Wednesday, March 8, 1961, in Bryan, Ohio, to Eugene A. Thompson and Mary S. (Caperton) Thompson.
    April was formerly employed by Dolco Packaging for 32 years.

Sewer board, Decatur to keep talking

August 15, 2012

    Negotiations are continuing between the Adams County Regional Sewer District board and the city of Decatur pertaining to sewage treatment costs for a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
    While those talks are ongoing, however, regional sewer board members on Tuesday were urged to look at other options — including the possibility of sending sewage to Berne — to make the proposed sewer project as cost effective as possible.

Stacy Bussel joins NA education board

August 15, 2012

    Just a few hours after the first day of classes had ended for the new school year at North Adams Community Schools, school board members on Tuesday evening filled several remaining personnel vacancies — including one in their own ranks.
    Stacy Bussel was issued the oath of office and joined the board to complete the remainder of the term of former board member Don Elder. Elder resigned his at-large seat on the board effective July 16, citing family health reasons.

Defender part-time secretary hire approved

August 15, 2012

    Attorney Joe Johnson III went before the Adams County Council to request an additional appropriation to hire a part-time secretary for the public defender's office.
    Johnson said there is currently $104,332 available in the public defender's fund and no additional funds are needed by the county to fill the position.

August 14th

Squaws win opener against Dwenger

August 14, 2012

    The Squaws renewed their quest for another state title on Tuesday night as they hosted the once formidable Bishop Dwenger Lady Saints at the Teepee.
    While usually a tight match to start the season for Bellmont, Dwenger proved to be slightly less challenging for the Squaws as they were felled 25-10, 25-14, 25-18 in straight sets.

Virginia J. Bacon

August 14, 2012

    Virginia J. "Jo" Bacon, 63, of Ossian, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born March 15, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late John and June (Billings) Theisen.
    Jo retired from Ossian Health and Rehabilitation as Activity Director. She was a member of Ossian First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed planning family gatherings and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Damage costs rising

August 14, 2012

    The cost to repair damages to the electrical system at the Adams County Courthouse, which was zapped during severe storms that whipped through the area at the beginning of August, is much higher than initially thought.
    Dave Meyer of building maintenance told the Adams County Commissioners on Monday that the estimated cost to repair the electrical damage caused by an apparent lightning strike is now around the $60,000 mark, a substantial jump from the initial $20,000 estimate in the days immediately following the storm.

Berne hikes water rates

August 14, 2012

    Berne City Council on Monday evening approved the city's first water rate hike in more than 30 years. Following a lengthy discussion the panel agreed to an increase which will boost the average customer's monthly water bill by nearly $8.50.
    Clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller said residents of the city of Berne have not experienced an increase in water rates since 1980. The last time water utility rates in the city were adjusted was 2000, and on that occasion the rates were reduced, Maller said.

Berne reduces fire protection fee offer

August 14, 2012

    Berne city officials have reduced their proposed fee increase for rural fire protection services in 2013, but did not agree to a request from trustees in southern Adams County townships to leave the fire protection costs at 2012 levels.
    Berne had submitted to the townships a 3.5 percent increase in fire service charges for 2013, after several years of imposing a 5 percent annual hike. But the township officials balked at the proposed increase.

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