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July 20th, 2011

Patricia M. Tinkham

July 20, 2011

    Patricia M. Tinkham, 83, of rural Monroe, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Decatur on May 6, 1928, to Brenton and Ethel Turner Williams.
    She married Maurice LeRoy Tinkham; he preceded her in death on January 16, 1969.
    She was a homemaker, a farmer, and a former employee of Hammond's Grocery Store and Val Department Store, both in Decatur.

O. Duane Sprunger

July 20, 2011

    O. Duane "Skeezix" Sprunger, 68, of Berne, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Adams County on February 12, 1943, to Arthur and Leola Simon Sprunger.
    Among survivors are his wife, Connie; one daughter, Mrs. Matt (Angela "Toots") Teeter of Berne; three sons, Randy Harris of Berne, Doug Harris of Monroe, and Tom Sprunger of Bluffton; and one sister, Suzie Roudebush of Berne.

Tournament sites revealed

July 20, 2011

        INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced sites for sectional tournaments in five sports for the next two years on Tuesday.
    All three Adams County schools will see some changes from past years in tournament foes and all three will host at least one sectional event.

Rorick ousts Eichhorn's

July 20, 2011

        Rorick Electric downed Eichhorn's Jewelry 12-0 in action recently in the Decatur Girls Junior Softball League tournament.
    The Rorick's win eliminated Eichhorn's from the tourney.
    Jessika Schaeden went the distance for Rorick's for the win and fanned 10 batters. She allowed only one hit, a single by Kendra Glancy, while the Electricians belted out seven hits. Jenna Busick doubled in a two-hit game, Marissa Tupa added a pair of singles, and Sierra Arriaga doubled.

Hot! Hot! Hot!

July 20, 2011

From AP, staff reports
    One of the worst heat waves to hit Indiana in 70 years tightened its grip on the state Tuesday, forcing communities to launch emergency plans and prompting utilities to plead for consumers to conserve electricity.
    Hoosiers sweltered as the heat index reached 111 in Terre Haute and Shelbyville, 110 in Greenwood and 109 in Indianapolis, Peru and Greencastle. The highest temperature was in Mount Comfort, about 15 miles east of Indianapolis, at 99 degrees.

Devan Barger named Distinguished Ambassador

July 20, 2011

       Adams Central High School junior Devan Barger is reigning over the 2011 Adams County 4-H Fair today, having been named this year's Distinguished Ambassador on Tuesday night.
    Bellmont High spring graduate Paul Mesing was announced as the Royal Ambassador.
    Despite the ongoing heat, a large crowd turned out in Monroe for what is traditionally the fair's biggest night, highlighted by the annual parade and the ambassador ceremonies.

City pay hikes stay; budget reviewed

July 20, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Employees of the City of Decatur are going to get their $1,000 salary increases in 2012, which is the major reason for a rise in the city's proposed budget for next year.    
    But it's money city council and Mayor John Schultz are more than willing to spend in lieu of two facts: No raises were granted for 2010 or 2011, and city department heads returned $600,000 of budgeted money — a major savings — last year.

July 19th

Daniel F. Herman Sr.

July 19, 2011

    Daniel F. Herman Sr., 79, of Linn Grove, died at his residence on Sunday, July 17, 2011.
    He was born on September 25, 1931, in Adams County to Franklin D. and Jessie (Cave) Herman.
    On September 19, 1970, he married Marilyn C. Myers.
    Daniel retired as a mechanic with Dan’s Auto Service and Balsiger Motors in Berne.
    He was a member of the American Legion post at Bluffton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Geneva.

Rita A. Runyon

July 19, 2011

    Rita A. Runyon, 72, formerly of rural Decatur, died on Sunday in Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bluffton.
    She was born in Adams County on March 14, 1939, to Kenneth H. and Mary Jane Kunkel Runyon.
    Surviving are two brothers, Kaye K. Runyon of Peoria, Arizona, and David R. Runyon of Guam.

Daniel wasn't out of place

July 19, 2011

By JIM HOPKINS
    Daniel Meyer fit right in among the state's best football players Friday night at North Central as he took his turn at middle linebacker and played special teams for the North squad.
    The former Bellmont All-Stater, one of the top half-dozen football players ever to compete for Bellmont High, made four tackles and was involved in a lot of action. He also looked sharp in special teams.

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