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February 17th, 2011

Sale of certificates to help finance 175th celebration

February 17, 2011

    Special fundraising certificates to finance Decatur's 175th anniversary this year have been printed to mark the number of $10 shares sold. The first buyer, paying $100 for 10 shares, was Mayor John Schultz.
    Complete Printing Service business designed and printed the certificates.
    Hoosier Pattern is making survey markers about Decatur which can be purchased, with profits donated to the celebration, organizers said.

Samuel M. Wickey

February 17, 2011

    Samuel M. "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died Wednesday at home.
    He was born on March 2, 1937, in Adams County to Dan S. and Mary C. Schwartz Wickey.
    Among survivors are his wife. Amanda; four sons, Sam Wickey of Denver, Colorado; Dan Wickey of Hutchinson, Kansas; and Henry and Paul Wickey of Linn Grove; and six daughters, Mrs. Tim (Ruth) Gage and Marie Bauman of Decatur; Susan Cummings of Alabama; Mrs. Stuart (Amanda) Bailey of Geneva; Mrs. Kenny (Kate) Lairson of Berne; and Mary Fryback of Fort Wayne.

February 16th

Keaton Fiechter guides Jets to win No. 11 at Southwood

February 16, 2011

        WABASH — What's the difference between winning and losing?
    How about making a foul-line rim-rattler at six-tenths of a second vs. missing a 45-footer off the rear rim and glass?
    That's how Adams Central, thanks to Keaton Fiechter's huge final goal, assured itself of a winning 2010-11 season on Tuesday night with a 60-58 decision over gritty Southwood.

Meyer: Under the lights, that’s my ultimate goal

February 16, 2011

    "They are all  one match away from being a state placer. It's a neat thing to experience the parade of champions and wrestle Friday night, but they are all one match away from wrestling all day on Saturday, and we want that experience for as many as we can," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote at the BHS wrestling room Tuesday afternoon.

Collier to bid for council’s at-large seat

February 16, 2011

    A Decatur man who graduated from the United States Naval Academy and spent 10 years as a naval aviator has announced his candidacy to run as a Republican for the Decatur City Council's at-large seat in this year's election.
    Cameron Collier, 31, is a 1997 Adams Central High School graduate and now works here as a financial consultant with Jehl and Kreilach Financial Management firm.
    Collier, who was a lieutenant in the Navy, is on the waiting list to be a lieutenant-commander in the Naval Reserve.

Berne hailed as one of the best cities in Indiana

February 16, 2011

    Berne Mayor John Minch delivered his eighth and final State of the City address on Tuesday during a noon luncheon sponsored by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
    Minch is in the last year of his second term as Berne mayor and has indicated he will not seek re-election this year. The lone announced mayoral candidate to date, former council president Bill McKean, was in attendance at Tuesday's meeting.

Samuel Wickey

February 16, 2011

    Samuel "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died today at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

February 15th

Collier to run for city council seat

February 15, 2011

    Cameron Collier announced late this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the at-large seat on Decatur City Council.
    The seat currently is held by Democrat Barbara Engle.

Schwartz gets 29 more years

February 15, 2011

    Theodore "Toby" Schwartz entered Adams Circuit Court on Monday afternoon with a 100-year prison sentence and left about an hour later with 29 years added on.
    Schwartz, 41, a former resident of Geneva and Berne, was given a century behind bars last year in Allen County for rape, burglary, and other crimes in the fall of 2009 that resulted from his lengthy use of methamphetamine.

Governing as business is labeled a key service

February 15, 2011

    Government-as-business was the theme of this year's State of the County address by Commissioner Doug Bauman, who declared, "It's all about sales. It's making people feel good about doing business" with government.
    He delivered his talk at a luncheon meeting of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce in Woodcrest Retirement Community, with some 60 people attending.

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