March 21st, 2011
Adams County's Community Corrections program is destined for growth so Councilman Matt Dyer said at this week's city council meeting that city department heads and others should come up with projects for those in the program to handle.
Criminal offenders who enter the Community Corrections program are assigned to perform community service at various sheriff’s departments, parks, city or county properties or non-profit agencies. They receive earned credit time but no pay.
At last week's Bellmont wrestling banquet, 23-year head coach Brent Faurote noted that senior John Mahlan and junior Brooks Faurote became the first two Bellmont wrestlers to follow their fathers to state this past season.
John qualified for the IHSAA State Wrestling finals at 160 pounds and finished his career at 79-32. His dad, Chris (upper left) was a three-time state placer, winning the 185-pound title in 1979. He was a state runner-up in 1978 and placed third at 177 pounds in 1977. He went 112-10 in his career.
Former Bellmont state runner-up Travis Jauregui is preparing for his first spring high jump season with the Indiana University Men's Track Team.
Jauregui completed indoor competitions recently. Travis cleared over 6'9" last June to earn second place in the state boys high jump competition at the Indiana track and field complex.
"I'm learning a whole new technique," noted Jauregui.
Members of the 175th Anniversary Committee in Decatur have announced that website has been created and two collector books will be printed.
The website is www.decatur175.com and features a schedule of events, a short history of the city, a page on which to shop for 175th anniversary souvenirs, and a "contact us" page so people can say what they think and add ideas to better the celebration.
The committee said the site will be continually updated.
The Adams County Health Department (ACHD) issued an alert today over alleged scam artists posing as Indiana State Department of Health food inspectors in area restaurants.
ACHD Sanitarian Terry Smith said this morning that he has been notified these imposters have been active in at least two area counties.
Max E. Elzey, 72, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on May 27, 1938, to Vilas and Florine (Bunner) Elzey.
He married Dianne K. Fulton on November 27, 1958.
Robert C. Enterline Sr., 73, a resident of Decatur for 12 years, died at 7:05 a.m. last Tuesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
He was born on October 15, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Charles H. and Mildred B. Baughman Enterline.
He married Lorraine Katie Mahiai Hookano on April 5, 1958 in Hawaii and she survives.
Juanita Emberlin, 88, of Berne, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Odie and Doris Woods Murrell.
Among survivors are A daughter, Joyce Ratliff of Fort Wayne, and A son, Donald Emberlin of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
A private family funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.
Janice E. Miller, 62, of Geneva, diedMarch 17 in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born in Wabash Township of Adams County on December 13, 1948n to Darrol and Phyllis Smitley, who live in Geneva.
Other survivors are her husband, David A. Miller; a son, Scott A. Miller of Camby, Indiana; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Tonak of Berne; and a brother, Rodney Smitley of Glendale, Missouri.
Elizabeth M. "Beth" Reiners, 80, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.