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February 18th, 2011

Gill seeks Berne mayor post

February 18, 2011

    Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork with the Adams County Clerk of Courts office to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne.
    His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean, who filed his paperwork earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor John Minch, a Democrat, will not seek re-election.

EPC set to add 21 jobs

February 18, 2011

    Officials from Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) in Geneva have announced an expansion project that will create new jobs. The expansion will include the construction of a building addition as well as the installation of new machinery and equipment, fixtures and hardware.

John W. Friedt

February 18, 2011

    John W. Friedt, 56, of Decatur, passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on December 12, 1954, in Adams County to Kenneth W. and Ina Jane (Adams) Friedt.
    John married Mary C. Lindahl on June 29, 1974.

February 17th

Gill files for Berne mayoral post

February 17, 2011

    Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed his candidacy to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne. His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean.
 

State wrestling draw to challenge county grapplers

February 17, 2011

    Adams County will have a strong group of 12 representatives Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse as the 73rd edition of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Finals begins with a 5:35 p.m. Parade of Champions.
    At 6 p.m., it will  be all business as half the field will be eliminated Friday night.
    Two of the 12 face returning state runners-up, and South Adams' TJ Burnfield will meet defending 145-pound champ Eric Roach of Crown Point. A few more face wrestlers who defeated them earlier in the year.

Watters leads Braves’ sectional contingent

February 17, 2011

    Action in the annual Indiana High School Athletic Association boys swimming sectional will get underway tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Jay County High School in Portland with Muncie Central and Bellmont among the favored teams.
    The latest statewide swim poll conducted by Indiana swim coaches lists Muncie Central in 41st position while Bellmont is 52nd. They are the only two teams entered in the Jay County sectional that are ranked.

Hospital moving extended care

February 17, 2011

    A preliminary plan to move the Extended Care Unit from Adams Memorial Hospital was approved Wednesday night by the Adams Health Network (AHN) board of trustees at their regular monthly meeting.
    Hospital officials emphasized the move of ECU to the "B" wing of the Woodcrest Nursing Home makes sense from an economical standpoint  and should  not be construed by people as meaning an ECU patient will become a nursing home patient.

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.

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