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December 19th

Jets make another late surge, beat Lakewood Park Panthers, 68-53

December 19, 2011

    AUBURN—The Jets played their second game in as many days on Saturday after defeating the Woodlan Warriors handily the night before as they travelled to Auburn to take on the Lakewood Park Christian Panthers winning, 68-53.
    There was a sense of "déjà vu" for AC as the game was very similar to the Woodlan game the night before in that the Jets played even with their competition in the first half, then had a strong third quarter and coasted in the fourth for the victory.

Jana L. Wynn

December 19, 2011

    Jana L. Wynn, 65, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Problems with county’s three downtown buildings discussed

December 19, 2011

    The Adams County Council discussed the physical condition of the three downtown Decatur buildings owned by the county at the council's December meeting last week.
    Steve Krull, the county's superintendent of buildings and facilities, told council members that some significant water leaks are occurring in the Service Complex on the north side.

Pond enters plea of guilty

December 19, 2011

    A rural Ossian man charged with murder in the shooting death of a four-year-old neighbor boy ended Friday when he pleaded guilty in Wells Circuit Court to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.
    Bruce Pond, 47, entered the plea in an agreement that included filing the manslaughter charge and dismissing the murder charge.

State-funded CC budget given the county’s okay

December 19, 2011

    The Adams County Council, at its meeting this week, unanimously approved the 2012-13 budget of Adams County's Community Corrections (CC), since all the money comes from the state.
    The budget of $448,135 is the same at the 2010-11 budget, with the largest single amount ($118,300) for leasing electronic ankle bracelets worn by people on home detention.
    A new amount in the coming year, as funds were shifted around, allows $523 to be spent for interpreters.

December 16th

Jerry D. Feasby Sr.

December 16, 2011

    Jerry D. Feasby Sr., 68, of Monroeville, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Vibra Hospital in Fort Wayne following an illness of three weeks.
    He was born on December 3, 1943, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to Willis K. and Mrytle M. Baker Feasby, who are deceased.
    He married Sharon S. Putman on August 6, 1983, in Monroeville; she survives.

Mary K. Grabner

December 16, 2011

    Mary Kathryn Grabner, 90, a lifelong resident of Monroeville, died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday in her residence following an illness of six months.
    She was born on October 30, 1921, in Monroeville to Clarence J. and Elizabeth C. Westrick Beauchot.
    She married Donald D. Grabner on July 28, 1945, in Fredericksburg, Virginia; he survives. They celebrated 66 years of marriage this year.
    Mary was secretary-treasurer of the Monroeville School for 22 years, from 1959 to 1981.

Deloris McCagg

December 16, 2011

    Deloris McCagg, 91, a former longtime resident of Decatur, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since 1999. 
    She was a former member of Decatur Missionary Church.
    Surviving are one son, Jerry Lee McCagg (and wife Carol) of Fort Wayne; one brother, Waynard Habegger of Decatur; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

New evaluation process detailed by AC’s leader

December 16, 2011

    By order of the Indiana General Assembly and by design of the state's Department of Education, a new system of teacher evaluations will go into effect next year for all public school and charter school instructors.
    At the December meeting of the Adams Central school board, Superintendent Mike Pettibone, a member of the Indiana State School Board, gave a video presentation about the evaluations.

17.4 river crest likely

December 16, 2011

    The St. Marys River was expected to crest at about 17.4 feet — just above its flood stage — in Decatur this morning, local weather station officials were informed by the National Weather Service.
    A saturated city received .16 of an inch of rain in the past 24 hours, boosting the three-day total to 1.26.
    The St. Marys, meanwhile, has risen 10 feet in the past 48 hours, to 16.6 feet at 7 a.m. today.
    The area continues under a flood warning.

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