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February 20th, 2012

Local Safety Park is awarded grant

February 20, 2012

    Safety Park in Decatur recently received a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation, allowing for the purchase of over 500 certificates to present local students after they have passed the safety presentation offered through the park.
    Janet Torson reported that Safety Park officials are grateful for the support from the foundation, for this as well as other grant opportunities. 

Wind tower test has its supporters

February 20, 2012

    Supporters of the meteorological tower that has now been given the green light by the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning spoke publicly for the first time Thursday evening.
    Prior to Thursday's meeting, only those opposing the tower have  voiced their opinions to officials, giving some people the impression that there were no supporters whatsoever.

February 17th

Carolyn Sue Vanhorn

February 17, 2012

    Carolyn Sue (Bassett) Vanhorn, 73, of Decatur, passed away at her residence Friday, February 17, 2012.
    She was born on November 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Carroll C. and Dorothy E. (Highland) Bassett.
    On July 24, 1988, she married Kenn Vanhorn.
    Carolyn attended First United Methodist Church. She retired in 1992 from General Electric after 30 years of service.

Bobby E. Heller

February 17, 2012

    Bobby E. Heller, 79, of rural Decatur, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Bobby was born on March 12, 1932, in Adams County, to the late Theodore S. and Jeanette I. (Spade) Heller.
    On October 15, 1960, he married Mary M. Bornhorst.

Police check out hoax call

February 17, 2012

    The dispatch center at the Adams County Jail got a cell phone call early Friday afternoon from a man who said he was blindfolded in a van traveling north on US 27 toward Decatur and he was going to be forced to rob a bank.
    The sheriff's department, Decatur police and the Indiana State Police all swung into action. It was thought that the van had stopped in the Decatur Plaza at N. Second St. and Winchester Road, but police were unable to find it.

M. Juanita Sauder

February 17, 2012

    M. Juanita Sauder, 76, of Bluffton, died Wednesday in Bluffton Regional Hospital.
    Among survivors are her husband, Robert Sauder; and daughter, Nancy (Rod) Gentis, of Geneva.
    A private family services will be held later, with burial in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

Wind test tower gets okay

February 17, 2012

    With a large crowd gathered, both in opposition and support, the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning granted a request for a variance by Gamesa Energy to allow the construction of a meteorological tower to be built at 200E and 1100N in Adams County.
    Gamesa representative Duane Enger addressed the board, stating that the purpose of the 232-foot tower is to gather data regarding wind speed, direction, and ambient temperatures in the area.

Hope Chest helps out... sometimes in PJs

February 17, 2012

    The Hope Chest, 127 S. 2nd St. in Decatur, hosted its first annual Pajama Fun Day on Tuesday, with members of the community invited to shop in their hair rollers, bathrobes and slippers. One customer even added a little white cold cream cleanser to her ensemble.

$7 million volleyball complex set for Fort Wayne

February 17, 2012

   FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says a private company is planning to build a $7 million volleyball complex in the city that could also be used for gymnastics, wrestling and basketball.
    The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/z9W8kP ) Henry disclosed the plan for the 57,000-square-foot facility during his State of the City address Wednesday. Henry says the building will include a training center, locker rooms, weight rooms, a restaurant and room for 12 volleyball courts.

Braves favored to win in pool

February 17, 2012

    PORTLAND—The Bellmont Braves put themselves into the role as favorite to win the Jay County IHSAA boys swimming sectional Thursday after a strong swim in the preliminary round Thursday at the Jay County pool.

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