June 12th, 2012
After proposing excavators and operators of heavy equipment on county roads be charged for any damages caused by the loading and unloading of their machinery last week, Adams County Highway Superintendent Mark Mitchel on Monday presented county commissioners with a draft of a letter outlining the possible charges violators could incur.
Mitchel proposed that when damage is done to a county roadway, violators be sent a bill for the materials and labor required by the highway department to repair the damage.
A first-year member of Berne City Council took an admittedly symbolic stand against big government on Monday evening in voting against a proposed pay increase for himself and other councilmen.
Republican Phil Provost, who joined the panel in January after upsetting incumbent at-large councilman Mike Poulson in the November general election, had made fiscal conservatism and smaller government a part of his election campaign. He took the opportunity to reinforce that platform this week.
After stellar seasons by both South Adams and Adams Central that concluded prematurely at the sectional level, both the Jets and Starfires can take a little bit of solace in the releasing of the Allen County Athletic Conference's all-conference selections released this week. The All-Area team has also been announced that includes the NHC, ACAC, SAC, and neighboring county schools as well.
Adams Central's Alyssa Keller was announced Saturday as the winner of this year's Mental Attitude Award in class 2A softball.
Along with the honor for Keller, Adams Central received a $1,000 scholarship in Keller's name from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.
Keller ranked fifth in the recent graduating class at Adams Central with a GPA of 11.4 (12.0 scale) and will attend the University of Saint Francis in the fall to study occupational therapy.
Northeast Indiana economic development representatives joined Indiana Lt.-Gov. Becky Skillman today on a state-led trade mission to China to market the Northeast Indiana region to businesses looking to expand into the U.S. market.
Northeast Indiana will be represented by Mayor John Schultz of Decatur; Larry Macklin, Executive Director of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation; and John Sampson, President and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.
Monica Koldyke Miller can pinpoint the exact moment when she knew she wanted to become a writer.
The longtime Decatur resident, whose historical romance novel, "Threads of Betrayal," has just been published, recently recalled a time when she was 11 years old and just entering the sixth grade at a new school.
Irene Halikowski, 89, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on March 5, 1923, in Poland, to the late Andrew and Zofia Zdrada.
She married Stanislaw Halikowski; he preceded her in death in March of 1984.
She immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1951 with her husband and three of their five children. She became an American citizen on October 21, 1994.
Homer L. Inniger, 97, of Berne, died Friday in Swiss Village.
Among survivors are a daughter, Catharine (Max) Haines of Berne, and a son, Pastor Stan (Rebecca) Inniger of Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be today from 3-8 p.m. in the Swiss Village Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the chapel, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Tony J. Liechty, 73, of Berne, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-KirchhoferFuneral Home.
Omer Sprunger, 73, of Berne, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.