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December 21st

Three key early wins boost Braves by mat Jets

December 21, 2011

    MONROE — Bellmont senior 113-pounder Jon Poling cradled last year's sectional champ Adam Cook for a 1:44 fall, igniting the Braves on a key early 12-0 run Thursday in front of a nearly-packed house at the Hangar as the No. 13 BHS mat squad defeated rival Adams Central 36-18.
    In a battle of former state streeters, Bobby Keuneke hit a last-second reversal to nip AC's Cody Walburn at 120 pounds. Blake Adams at 126 hit three takedowns to topple Central's Derek Ellinger at 126.

Stars snap four-game skid, handle Parkway with ease

December 21, 2011

    BERNE—The Starfire boys hosted buckeye state foe, Parkway, on Tuesday night and came away with a solid 57-42 victory over the Panthers to improve their record to 3-4 on the season.
    After starting the season 2-0, the South Adams Starfires had lost their last four games including ugly losses to Jay County and Bluffton before finding their stride in a close loss at home to Heritage last week. Against Parkway, the Stars shot the ball very well at 49% for the game and 70% from the free throw line.

December 20th

Squaws blast Lady Jets at Teepee, 59-34

December 20, 2011

    The Lady Jets came to town to visit county-rival Bellmont in a battle at the Teepee and the Squaws defended their home turf well coming away with an impressive 59-34 victory against Adams Central improving winning their second straight game in a row after losing their first ten.

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.

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