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Fire damages Affolder Implement

December 20, 2011

    A five-alarm fire that brought out dozens of Adams County firefighters destroyed the rear of Affolder Implement Sales on the south end of Berne on Monday night, but no one was injured.
    No monetary estimate of damage was available this morning, and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, according to Berne Fire Chief Bill Grimm, who said his department will investigate the cause.

Monroe water rate hike is given final approval

December 20, 2011

    After holding a public hearing held Monday night, with no other citizens of Monroe attending, the Monroe Town Council unanimously agreed to raise water rates by an average of 18.5 percent, starting next month.
    Council Chairman Al Lehman said the Monroe water utility has lost operating money in seven of the past nine years.

Info is sought on recent rash of farm equipment thefts

December 20, 2011

    The Adams County CrimeStoppers agency is seeking information that will help police solve a rash of recent thefts of farm equipment in rural areas of Adams County.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating four separate thefts of such equipment.
    Police said on November 9,  three-point hitch tractor grader blades were stolen from a shed. These blades measured three and a half feet, four and a half feet, and five feet long. Also stolen in this theft was an old steel truck tire.

Dora S. Fleming

December 20, 2011

    Dora S. Fleming, 97, of Decatur, died on Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on May 24, 1914, in Adams County to Ernest and Minnie Fuhrman Doehrman.
    Among survivors are two sons, Allen L. Fleming of Grove City, Florida, and James W. Fleming of Angola, and one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Kathleen) Bergdall of Decatur.
    No funeral service will be held. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery at a later date.

Mary L. Krick

December 20, 2011

    Mary Lou Krick, 64, of Decatur, died on Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to William and Leotta Smith Doll Jr., who are deceased.
    Among survivors are two sons, Aaron and Ryan Krick of Decatur; five sisters; and two brothers, including Bill Doll of Geneva.
    No funeral service will be held. Burial will be in Beery Cemetery of Adams County.
    Visiting hours are 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Jana L. Wynn

December 20, 2011

    Jana L. Wynn, 65, of Berne, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    Jana was born on March 7, 1946, in Adams County to the late Charles C. and Nolda G. (Agler) Hendricks.
    On July 16, 1966, she married David A. Wynn.
    Jana was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur and a former choir member. She was also a homemaker.

December 19th

Paul C. Neuenschwander

December 19, 2011

    Paul C. Neuenschwander, 95, of Berne, died Saturday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born to Leon and Hilda Sprunger Neuenschwander.
    Among survivors are two sons, Jerrold Neuenschwander of Berne and Ted Neuenschwander of Newark, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Merlin (Alice) Sprunger and Louise Miller of Berne.

Jets make another late surge, beat Lakewood Park Panthers, 68-53

December 19, 2011

    AUBURN—The Jets played their second game in as many days on Saturday after defeating the Woodlan Warriors handily the night before as they travelled to Auburn to take on the Lakewood Park Christian Panthers winning, 68-53.
    There was a sense of "déjà vu" for AC as the game was very similar to the Woodlan game the night before in that the Jets played even with their competition in the first half, then had a strong third quarter and coasted in the fourth for the victory.

Jana L. Wynn

December 19, 2011

    Jana L. Wynn, 65, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Problems with county’s three downtown buildings discussed

December 19, 2011

    The Adams County Council discussed the physical condition of the three downtown Decatur buildings owned by the county at the council's December meeting last week.
    Steve Krull, the county's superintendent of buildings and facilities, told council members that some significant water leaks are occurring in the Service Complex on the north side.

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