May 10th, 2011
The Adams County Commissioners unanimously agreed on Monday to lift the county hiring freeze and allow the Adams County Extension Board to fill a vacant Purdue Extension Service educator position.
However, Commissioner Doug Bauman told a large group from the extension system in the county that the extension board must "be really, really creative" and "do a sales job to the county council," which provides part of the pay for that educator and also establishes the county's budget every year.
For the first time in the 15-year history of the South Adams Senior Center, the organization's board of directors will be forced to withdraw money from its endowment fund to meet budget obligations this year.
And the center's financial outlook for 2012 is even more bleak.
With that scenario serving as a backdrop, senior center board members and staffers appeared before Berne City Council on Monday evening to seek financial assistance in the city's next budget cycle.
BERNE — Bellmont captured eight first places and set four meet records, but still finished second to host South Adams in the South Adams Girls Track Invitational Friday night.
In the boys meet, South Adams also won that meet, topping second place Snider and third-place Heritage.
The Starfire girls totaled 116 points to the 102.3 points of Bellmont. Adams Central was third with 80 points.
Bellmont used a nine-run third inning to its advantage Saturday and posted an 11-0 win over county rival South Adams in varsity softball action at the BHS diamond.
The scheduled second game was postponed due to rain.
Bellmont led just 1-0 after two innings with SA's Lily Taing and Bellmont's Brieann Burkholder engaged in a battle on the mound.
The nine-run assault broke the game wide open for the Squaws and allowed them to win by the 10-run mercy rule.
Winning $111,000 in 73 minutes?
Two high school students from Adams County did that on April 29 in a state auto skills repair contest sponsored by the Ford corporation and American Automobile Association.
Billy Gilson, a senior at South Adams, and Jacob Bergdall, a junior at Adams Central, were the winning two-man team that defeated nine other tandems in the event at Indianapolis.
A monument to Samuel Rugg, who founded Decatur 175 years ago, will be unveiled in August as the final act of the city's celebration of that anniversary.
The Samuel Rugg Monument Committee — consisting of Max Miller, Wylie Sirk, and Wes Kuntzman — has announced that the monument to Rugg will be placed near the western end of the Wendell Macklin Memorial Bridge on Monroe St.
Linda L. Chrisman, 62, of Berne, a former Decatur resident, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Gerald E. Hobbs, 66, of Decatur, died on Sunday at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Diana S. Tonner, 65, of rural Decatur, died at 9:37 p.m. Thursday at her residence.
She was born on March 22, 1946, in Decatur to Carl and May Kaehr Hirschy, who are deceased.
She married William D. Tonner on June 3, 1966 in Berne; he survives.
She was a 1964 graduate of Adams Central High School, a housewife, a bookkeeper for W. Tonner Farms, and a member of Apostolic Christian Church.
Jack G. Petrie, 77, of Midlothian, Virginia, a former Decatur resident, died in Virginia on April 6.
Among survivors are his wife, Molly, and three daughters: Julie Brown, Mrs. Allen (Laurie) Price, and Mrs. Scott (Betsy) Gettig.
A memorial service was held on April 9 in Virginia.