September 2nd, 2011
William D. "Bill" Augsburger, 72, of Berne, owner of Bill's Ice Cream Waffle Trailer, died at home on Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Berniece F. McBride, 91, of Decatur, died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on February 28, 1920, in Adams County to Harley M. and Edna Gay Tumbleson.
She married Robert J. McBride on April 1, 1941; he passed away on August 9, 2000.
Villa Lanes bowling alley reopened on Thursday after sitting vacant for some three years.
To mark the occasion, Mayor John Schultz and co-owners Dan Evans and Josh Krueckeberg tried their luck on the newly refinished lanes.
The mayor took two shots resulting in one gutter ball and one strike.
The adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place, is set to open on September 8.
For the first time since the 1990s, the Monroe Town Council will consider raising monthly water rates.
At Thursday's meeting of the council, President Al Lehman said he will propose at the October 6 meeting a small increase, less than $2 more per month for minimal water users, to begin building up a fund to pay for replacing water equipment perhaps eight to 10 years from now.
A grant of $25,000 from an anonymous foundation has been received by the Behavioral Health Center of Adams Memorial Hospital to help provide services to individuals in the Community Corrections program and their families.
“This is a win-win situation for all individuals involved,” said Behavioral Health Center director Dr. John Gibson.
Berniece F. McBride, 91, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
A $125,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) in Adams County by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of the local group's continuing involvement with and support from the U.S. Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.
Starting Friday and running through September 2-11, a free event called Midwest America Healing Field will be set up on the grounds of Bearcreek Farms in northern Jay County to remember the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and to pay tribute to all U.S. military and emergency services personnel and first responders, living and deceased.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — ‘‘Survivor’’ all-star contestant Rupert Boneham may run for governor of Indiana.
Boneham formed an exploratory committee Monday to possibly seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor.
He said on his campaign website that the current field of candidates doesn’t understand the problems average Hoosiers face. He cited his extensive charity work on behalf of troubled teenagers as his chief qualification.
Veteran Daily Democrat sports editor Jim Hopkins is a patient at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering a heart attack Monday afternoon.
Hopkins underwent a cardiac catheterization on Tuesday morning and results showed some damage to his heart but doctors are optimistic about his recovery. He said he was feeling much better and he was hoping to be discharged from the hospital today or Friday at the latest.