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November 14th, 2014

Bid openings for rural sewer project eyed for February

November 14, 2014

    The anticipated opening of bids for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer project has now been estimated to take place in February, some two months later than local planners originally had hoped.
    The delay is due to the longer-than-expected process of acquiring necessary easements for the sewer collection project, designed to serve approximately 255 rural customers from Monmouth to Pleasant Mills.

Starfire Fever! Catch it!

November 14, 2014

     With the Class 1A regional title on the line, the South Adams Starfires will take to the gridiron tonight against defending state champion Tri-Central. The game will be played on the Starfires’ home field.
 

November 13th

Eldora M. Fuelling

November 13, 2014

    Eldora M. Fuelling, 94, Decatur, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
    She was born in Adams County Sunday, Aug. 8, 1920, to the late Adolph and Minnie (Stoppenhagen) Bultemeier. She married the late Hubert F. Fuelling on Feb. 21, 1987, in Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2006.

Math apparently not DOE’s strong suit State change means North Adams’ A-F grade is now ‘B’

November 13, 2014

    As the joke goes, there are three kinds of people in the world: Those who are good at math and those who aren’t. Apparently, the Indiana State Board of Education falls into the latter group.
    North Adams Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman informed the board of education Tuesday evening he discovered Friday the district had received a “B” rating, as opposed to the “A” rating as originally released by the state Nov. 5.

Jail, court plans, costs, laid out to county council

November 13, 2014

    The Adams County Council was given an update on the plans for a new county jail from a representative of the contracted architectural firm of Schenkel-Shultz and general contractor Construction Control Inc. at Wednesday’s meeting.
    The building will house 180 inmates and contain areas for work release and the EMA and should handle the county’s needs for at least the next 20 years and meets all state jail standards, council was told.

Area volleyball players named to all-state teams

November 13, 2014

   Two Bellmont volleyball players have received honors after the season has been played out including senior Janaya Wilder and sophomore Taylor Bebout.
    Wilder earned first team all-state honors from the ICGSA in class 3A in part for her efforts leading the Squaws to the class Final Four earlier this month. Bebout was honored on the second team for her play at the setter position.

Helping Hands

November 13, 2014

    The St. Joe Elementary School fourth grade students of Marybeth Busick, Abby Dyer and aide Daphne Wellman took time to rake the yards of some elderly residents in Decatur earlier this week — before local temperatures plummeted. Above, some of the 13 participating St. Joe students rake leaves at the home of Bonnie Kohne.

 

November 12th

Joyce M Chaffins

November 12, 2014

    Joyce M Chaffins, 54, Bluffton, died at 10:30 p.m Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. 
    Among survivors are her husband, Ken Chaffins of Bluffton; son, Wesley Chaffins of Bluffton; daughter, Emily M. (Chad) Houser of Bluffton; grandchild, Chase Houser of Bluffton; four brothers, Tom Hirschy of Bryant; Dave Hirschy of Geneva; Ron (Sandy) Hirschy of Decatur; and Derryl (Teresa) Hirschy of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis P. Doescher

November 12, 2014

    Phyllis P. Doescher, 97, Bluffton, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Susanne Rettig of Crown Point; son, David (Jeanine) Doescher of Munster; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
    A family funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave., Hammond with Pastor Art Burkman officiating.

Veterans honored at BHS; WW II nurse singled out

November 12, 2014

    A hushed silence fell over the crowd gathered in Bellmont High School’s  Erekson Theatre as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard slowly marched across the stage, posting the colors to kick off a special Veterans Day program Tuesday morning.
    Area veterans, students and residents stood in respectful silence as the BHS choir sang the National Anthem, while those unable to stand sat at attention throughout the anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.

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