October 24th, 2011
Raymond C. "Bing" Johnson, 88, of Decatur, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
BERNE— Thursday night's volleyball sectional at South Adams provided confirmation that at least one Adams county team would be in the sectional finals this year, but SA and AC will be playing each other on Saturday for that one spot as they both were victorious over their foes last night.
In the Adams Central/Bluffton match, the Jets came out slow losing the first game, but came storming back to take the next three in an exciting contest with scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, & 25-15 against the Lady Tigers.
WAPAHANI—The king is dead...at least for this year in Indiana high school volleyball.
Long-time spike power Muncie Burris, the winner of 14 consecutive state championships in class 2A was ousted in the opening game of the 40th annual IHSAA sectional at Wapahani Thursday night by the host team in a four-game series, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-16.
The first of several proposed construction plans within the East Allen County Schools District, involving Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, will move ahead after a vote by the school board this week.
At a cost of almost $11 million, the Woodlan plan is large enough to be subject to a remonstrance by the taxpayers and voters in the East Allen district. The deadline to file a remonstrance is next Monday, October 24.
Paul E. Whitesell, superintendent of the Indiana State Police, has announced the re-assignment of a trooper from the Fort Wayne post to the rank of detective.
Trooper Bobby D. Jackson, 38, has been re-assigned to detective and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division, where he will assume investigative duties in Adams and Jay Counties.
A $1,000 reward is being offered by three Berne businesses for information about burglaries which occurred at their businesses overnight Monday.
The firms are State Farm Insurance, Sport Form, and Bixler Insurance.
Small amounts of money were taken from the State Farm and Sport Form sites and there was an unsuccessful attempt to enter a safe at the Bixler site, but nothing was stolen.
The St. Joe Commodores opened up their CYO volleyball tournament Wednesday night with both the seventh and eighth grade in action with both squads coming away with victories in the first round.
In the seventh grade match, St. Joe found themselves in the second round by virtue of the bye because of their number one seed. They matched up against St. Vincent's and won easily in two games, 25-18, 25-11.
The Adams Central High School band band is now one of the top 20 Class D bands in the state, having received a “Gold” rating and placing in the top 10 bands (out of 18) in last weekend’s Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Class D Regional competition.
The stakes are even higher this Saturday during the Semi-State contest at Franklin Community High School, near Greenwood.
A two-car crash injured one person at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday on US 27 at County Rd. 900 North.
Tamara L. Torson, 50, rural Decatur, was driving a car on 900 North when she hit a car driven by Breona R. Sinn, 22, rural Berne.
Torson suffered a chest bruise and was treated at Adams Memorial Hospital, then released.
Combined damages were estimated by an investigating deputy sheriff at $10,000 to $25,000.
Two-plus inches of rain and it just keeps on coming.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that 2.2 inches of rain fell here in a 24-hour period up to 7 a.m. today. That caused a dramatic rise in the St. Marys River of nearly nine feet, from 2.6 feet to 11. feet at 7 a.m. today.
Meanwhile, rain was continuing to fall well beyond 7 a.m., and the National Weather Service said more was expected here today.