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December 30th

Van Wert holds off Squaws

December 30, 2011

By JOE SPAULDING
    Van Wert found a little extra oomph in their game in the fourth period Thursday night and captured what had been a tight ball game against the Bellmont girls up to that point by a final 40-33 tally at the Teepee.
    The seven-point margin of victory was the largest lead of the game for either team but was not indicative of the closeness of the game, at least for the first three periods of play.

Lady Jets in romp

December 30, 2011

By DYLAN MALONE
    MONROE— The Lady Jets' New Years resolution, according to coach Sam Beer was simple: don't wait until January 1 to play well.
    The tactic worked wonders for Adams Central against the visiting Muncie Southside Lady Rebels who were blown out of the building early and often by the Lady Jets in a 70-42 rout.
    AC scored a season-high for points in a quarter in the first when they came out and put 23 on the board compared to Southside's nine and the tone was set for the game.

December 29th

Affolder Implement reopens

December 29, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    "Everyone is doing all they can. It's just going to be a tough three of four months. But we'll stick with it," owner Greg Milholland said Wednesday, one day after his Affolder Implement firm in Berne formally reopened for business just eight days after a devastating fire.

13th St. tragedy No. 4 story

December 29, 2011

    (The top 10 stories of 2011 have been selected by employees of the Daily Democrat. This is No. 4.)

By J SWYGART
    A 25-year-old construction worker from Fort Wayne died April 13 in Adams Memorial Hospital, a short time after being hit while on the job by the wheels of a tractor-trailer truck at a highway project at S. 13th and Winchester streets in Decatur.
    The tragedy was voted as the No. 4 news story of 2011 in Adams County.

New alert system unveiled

December 29, 2011

 By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    At Tuesday's meeting, the Adams County Commissioners approved a new travel alert system for Adams County, effective immediately. The new alert system was devised by Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August in order to comply with a new Indiana law which was passed in an effort to form a more unified emergency system throughout the state.
    The new alert system is as follows:

Not a good day at Mishawaka

December 29, 2011

By JIM HOPKINS
          MISHAWAKA —"I guess the wheels fell off the bus today," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote after just four of his Bellmonters qualified for second day action at the 34th annual Al Smith Classic Wrestling Tournament.

Starfires beaten on the road

December 29, 2011

By DYLAN MALONE
    FOUNTAIN CITY— The Stars traveled to Northeastern High School Tuesday night to face the Knights on the hardwood, but fell short in the contest 62-53.
    Coach Andy Brown, whose team falls to 3-5 in his first season, shortened his bench playing only seven Starfires in the game and ran into some foul trouble down the stretch as both senior center Matt Alig and senior guard Dustin Wanner fouled out of the game in the fourth quarter.

December 28th

John P. Koors

December 28, 2011

    John P. Koors, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    John was born in Tipton, Indiana, on January 31, 1924 to Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Dane) Koors.
    On February 12, 1946, John married Florence T. Geimer.
    John was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Holy Name Society and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Lela I. McCollum

December 28, 2011

    Lela Isca McCollum, 101, of rural Geneva, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born on Thursday, May 12, 1910, in Wells County to James and Ida Marker Pace.
    Mrs. McCollum had been a longtime resident of Wabash Township. She formerly attended Apple Grove United Brethren Church in Geneva and had attended Nottingham Township School in Wells County.
    She enjoyed quilting, sewing, canning, flowers, gardening, and fishing.

John H. Graber

December 28, 2011

    John H. Graber of rural Bryant was stillborn on Monday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was the son of Henry D. and Katherine A.R. Graber of rural Bryant.
    Other survivors are four grandparents and two great-grandmothers.
    A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Pennville Amish Cemetery of Jay County.
    Funeral arrangements were by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

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