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October 5th, 2012

USF group seeks Haitian orphanage

October 5, 2012

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in northern Haiti is too crowded to serve more Haitian orphans, and University of Saint Francis (USF) students hope to raise $50,000 this fall so a new facility can be built by February, 2013.
    USF students connected with Father Andre Sylvestre, founder of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, two years ago. The USF students had been supplying funds and supplies to a variety of sources in Haiti ever since biology major Cortney Shepard returned from a mission trip and founded Formula for Life in 2007.

Harlow Ray Fletcher

October 5, 2012

    Harlow Ray Fletcher, 73, of Berne, peacefully passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, at his home while surrounded by his family.
    He was born on September 12, 1939, in New London, Wis., to Ray and Eilene Fox Fletcher.
    Harlow married Carolyn Shoemaker on June 3, 1963.

SA elementary principal quits

October 5, 2012

    South Adams Elementary Principal Brian Strauss submitted his resignation, effective immediately, on Wednesday.
    "Mr. Strauss informed me that he is under investigation in relation to his previous employment in another county," Superintendent Scott Litwiller said in a statement. "The investigation does not involve his work for or presence in South Adams Schools."
    South Adams policy allows the superintendent to accept the resignation on behalf of the school board.    

Kathleen M. Henkel

October 5, 2012

    Kathleen M. Henkel, 81, of Berne, passed away October 3, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born to the late Ralph and Marie (Niswander) Gerig on May 2, 1931.
    Kathleen married Walter "Wally" Henkel on August 16, 1952.
    She graduated from Auburn High School and from St. Francis College in 1971. She attended Fort Wayne Bible College and Oberlin College, and taught elementary music in the Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Cleanup campaign in Monroe gains support

October 5, 2012

    Several Monroe residents attended Thursday night's town council meeting to show their support for the proposed new ordinance that will allow town officials to send citations to residents who do not keep their property properly maintained.
    Council President Al Lehman said there has been some improvement in property maintenance since talk of a new ordinance began to circulate. However, Lehman pointed out there are still residents refusing to mow their lawns or clean up trash and junk that has accumulated on their property.

Mildred W. Reber

October 5, 2012

    Mildred W. Reber, 86, of Decatur, died on Friday at Woodcrest.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Thomas L. Schell

October 5, 2012

    Thomas L. Schell, 66, of Decatur, died on Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

Bellmont crushes Col. City in three

October 5, 2012

    With the exception of a few spots of sloppy play in the second game, the Bellmont volleyball team sparkled Thursday night in posting a three-game sweep of NHC foe Columbia City at the Teepee.

October 4th

More snags in ongonig work at the courthouse

October 4, 2012

    Even as the renovation project on the Adams County Courthouse is winding to a close, unexpected snags seemingly pop up at every turn.
    At the beginning of September, Dave Meyer, who heads the county building and maintenance department, told the Adams County Commissioners that as he and Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture were inspecting the building they found several ornamental leaves that were rusted and falling apart and needed to be replaced.

Thefts from cars in Geneva have been bit fewer

October 4, 2012

     Last month Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson reported during the town's council meeting that there had been an increase in the number of calls to the police regarding items being stolen out of vehicles. At Tuesday's meeting, Johnson reported that those calls have "gone down a bit."
    Johnson still warns the community to keep car doors locked to deter this type of crime.

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