After five years of meticulous planning and aggressive fund-raising, spearheaded by the Berne Community Development Corporation, the Muensterberg Plaza clock tower in Berne became a reality in 2010, making it the No. 8 story of the year as chosen by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
Ground was ceremoniously broken in mid-March and work on the 160-foot clock tower, funded exclusively by private donations, began almost immediately.
Bellmont guard Joe Baker drilled in two three-point shots on consecutive possessions to start the second period to give the Braves a 24-21 lead Tuesday night and the Braves never trailed thereafter enroute to a 70-63 triumph over county rival Adams Central at the Teepee.
A high school football player in Arizona, one with strong ties to Decatur and Adams County, recently completed a highly successful grid season and is being recruited by several colleges to continue his playing career.
KJ Gould, grandson of Jay and Carolyn Gould of rural Berne, also achieved success in soccer, and track during his high school career. He will have 12 varsity letters when he graduates, according to information furnished by the Gould family.
Bellmont has won the Mishawaka Wrestling Invitational 14 times, more than any other school, and the last Braves' win came in 2003.
That's one winless streak that Bellmont would like to end.
"It's wide open. There are five or six teams with a legitimate chance. Whoever places the most, pops the most into the finals will win the tourney," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brooks had a career-high 23 points and Talor Battle added 19 to help Penn State hold off Indiana 69-60 on Monday night.
The Nittany Lions (8-4, 1-0 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak with their second straight win at Assembly Hall — a venue where they had lost 15 straight before finally winning a game two years ago. The two teams met only once last season, in State College, Pa.
Mirroring the national trend, the Republican Party in Adams County swept all countywide contested races in the Nov. 2 general election. The GOP landslide was ranked as the No. 7 story of the year in voting by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
Republican candidates posted upset victories over three sitting Democrats, held onto two other contested seats, and filled a pending vacancy in the county sheriff’s office.
It's that time of year again: for appointments by the Adams County Commissioners.
At Monday's meeting, the three elected executives voted unanimously to rename 23 people to local positions and to name two new people to other posts.
Both new appointees, Max Beer and Rex King, were named to the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.
Charles H. Edgar, 83, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community's nursing center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
John R. Girard, 76, of Decatur, died on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
John was born on July 16, 1934, in Paulding, Ohio, to Adrien J. and Genevieve (Artz) Girard.
On September 11, 1954, he married Rita C. Rumschlag. She preceded him in death on November 12, 2007.
John was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Holy Name Society and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 864 in Decatur.
Edith L. Hicks, 71, of Berne, died at home on December 23..
She was born to Sylvester and Margaret Hensley Hicks.
Among survivors are a daughter, Debra Gibson of Berne; and six sons: Hubert Curtis of Geneva; Thurman Curtis of Montpelier; Hobart Curtis of Redkey; Kenneth Curtis of Bryant; Robert Curtis of Dunkirk,; and Joe M. Curtis of Bluffton; and a stepson, Robert Vredeveld.