August 24th, 2011
A meeting will take place next week in Decatur involving city and Adams County officials to discuss the next step concerning the proposal to build a city-council building in downtown Decatur.
The meeting will include county Commissioner Ed Coil, likely a member of the county council, Decatur Mayor John Schultz, a member of the city council, and perhaps others, such as City Attorney Tim Baker and County Attorney Mark Burry.
Calling Berne "one of our favorite places," U.S. Dan Coats and his wife Marsha visited that community on Tuesday, spending some time at the new Muensterberg Clock Plaza before enjoying lunch with patrons of The Gathering House.
Berne City Council awarded proposals for property and liability insurance and workman's compensation coverage on Monday evening after taking those quotes under advisement two weeks earlier.
Graber Insurance submitted the lone bid for the workman's compensation coverage, at an annual cost of $22,720. That bid was accepted by the council.
Three quotes were submitted for the city's general liability coverage: one by Graber and two by Bixler Insurance.
New Haven scored a 3-1 victory over Adams Central Monday in high school girls volleyball. Again, the Jets were without veteran setter Alyssa Keller, out of the lineup because of illness.
The Jets lost a close game 25-23 in the opener, tied the match with a 25-18 win, then lost the final two games to the Bulldogs, 21-25.
Adams Central blanked Huntington North on Monday in boys' varsity and reserve tennis, winning by a combined score of 9-0. The games were played at Huntington.
The Flying Jets are 2-1 in varsity and 3-0 in reserve.
The 5-0 varsity victory included these results:
—Nathan Barger over Ben North, 6-0 and 6-0.
—Jon Weil over Aaron Gilmore, 6-4 and 6-0.
—Conner Lengerich over Matt Sieburns, 6-0 and 6-0.
The issue of golf carts popped up at Monday's meeting of the Adams County commissioners as they discussed the matter with State Rep. Matt Lehman of Berne.
Lehman attended the meeting to say that, when the legislature passed a law in 2009 to let cities and towns regulate golf carts, counties were left out of that law, although County Attorney Mark Burry pointed out that the law refers to "local authority," which he says also means counties.
With the roof atop the South Adams Senior Center badly in need of repair, Berne Mayor John Minch on Monday evening recommended that architectural specifications be assembled sooner rather than later to get the repair process under way.
Council first discussed the need to initiate roof repairs at the senior center during its July meeting. At that time, Councilman Mark Wynn said the roof at the center currently is "about as bad as a roof can get."
Film director David Anspaugh's next movie is being readied for release late this year or early in 2012.
It's called "Little Red Wagon" and is about a Florida boy, now 12, who walked from Tampa to the state capital at Tallahassee to help homeless children when he was 7 years old, taking his mother and a red wagon along.
The boy, Zach Bonner, has also walked across the United States in his quest to aid children who have no homes.
Doreen H. Walters Frecker, 85, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born on December 30, 1925, in Manchester, England, to George and Annie (Smith) Thomason.
She married John J. Walters; he died in 1990. She married Larry M. Fecker on July 16, 2004.
Doreen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel. She was a homemaker and worked for the United States government.
Dorothy B. Springer, 96, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
Dorothy was born on December 13, 1914, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Emanuel and Sylvia (Brentlinger) Miller.
Dorothy was a member of Decatur Church of Christ and was the seamstress for Macklin's clothing store in Decatur.