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April 4th, 2012

Starfires blank Winchester

April 4, 2012

    BERNE— The Stars played a pair of games that could not be more starkly different the last two days to start off their 2012 baseball campaign in a loss to the Norwell Knights, 10-0 in six innings in their opener, and a win at home against the Winchester Golden Falcons, 9-0.
    In last night's contest against Winchester, the Stars scored early and often, putting up two in the first and three in the second to put them up 5-0 heading into the top of the third.

April 3rd

3 seek NA board seat; Incumbent in field

April 3, 2012

    Two women are among three candidates seeking a seat on the North Adams Board of Education, a seat to be filled by Decatur City Council.
    Ben Faurote, who currently holds the seat, filed an application to seek what would be his first full term. The other candidates who filed before last Saturday's deadline are Stacey Bussel and Ada Steiner.
    All three are city residents, which they must be to be eligible for the seat.

$3,840 courthouse addition study is given the go-ahead

April 3, 2012

    Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture on Monday presented the Adams County Commissioners with an estimate of $3,840 to perform a study on the feasibility of adding an addition to the Adams County Courthouse to house superior court, Community Corrections and the probation department.
    The proposal includes an assessment of the existing conditions of the courthouse, development of floor plans, site plans, and building section, parking options, cost estimate, and a final presentation to commissioners.

Mourdock to speak at Lincoln Day dinner

April 3, 2012

    Indiana State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock will be the featured speaker at the Adams County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event will be held Thursday, May 3, at South Adams High School, with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7.
    According to a press release from party officials, the event is open to the public and "everyone is invited to attend and meet with Mourdock prior the May 8 primary election."

Dorothy P. Bacon

April 3, 2012

    Dorothy P. Bacon, 90, of Decatur, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m., at the Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    Dorothy was born October 29, 1921, in Adams County, to the late Fredrick and Sarah (Michel) Wenger.
    She married Samuel A. Bacon on January 19, 1941, in Fort Wayne; he passed away April 22, 2009.
    She was a 1939 graduate of P.A. Allen High School and was a homemaker.

Jerry R. Brandt

April 3, 2012

    Jerry R. Brandt, 68, of rural Decatur, died on Monday, April 2, 2012, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Jerry was born on August 28, 1943, in Decatur, to Dale L. and Alvina P. (Butler) Brandt, Sr. 
    On February 25, 1967, he married Barbara J. Miller.

Rickie L. Elzey

April 3, 2012

    Rickie L. Elzey, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 1, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born on October 18, 1947, to Norma C. (Keller) Elzey and the late Vilas Elzey Jr. 
    Rick graduated from Bishop Luers High School and earned an associate's degree in accounting from Saint Francis College. He served his country in the United States Army and retired from General Electric with over 30 years of service.

Lew E. Heiser

April 3, 2012

    Lew E. Heiser, 70, of rural Decatur, died Mondayat his residence.
    He was born to Ray E. Heiser and Pansey L. (Biggs) Heiser.
    He is survived by his friend, Mike Harmon, of Decatur.
    There will be no services.
    Arrangements by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Beat the pros final

April 3, 2012

    With the tournament in the books, here is a list of the top 50 brackets for 2012. Congratulations to the top five who will receive a free large pizza from Pizza Hut (winners designated with an "*"). The tie-breaker was determined by the most points from play-in games and then final score guessed in the championship game.
    89 PTS: Kevin Ripley *
    85 PTS: Helen Mankey *
    84 PTS: Patrick McBarnes *

April 2nd

SAdams land bid by CDI is accepted

April 2, 2012

    The South Adams Schools Board, at a special meeting on Friday, accepted a bid of $747,300 from CDI Development Services LLC, for the former elementary school property located at the corner of US 27 and St. Route 218 in Berne.
    The bid from CDI was the only one received and it is $54,500 more than the most recent appraised value of $693,000. However, the property appraised for $721,000 in 2011, when the deal with GKB Enterprises to build a CVS store fell through.

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