June 29th, 2011
A pair of traffic accidents just two or three minutes apart, two miles east of Decatur on US 224 on Tuesday afternoon, injured no one, but damaged both vehicles, broke three power poles, and knocked out electrical and cable television service for a large number of people.
The Adams County commissioners have been given a report by county Sanitarian Terry Smith about an inspection he and four other local officials performed at the county jail and Smith said the 31-year-old facility "is undergoing a transformation, the likes of which is most impressive."
Two big bridge projects in southern Adams County, involving a combined total of more than $1 million worth of work, dominated the meeting of the commissioners on Monday afternoon: rehabilitation of the covered bridge near Ceylon and reconstruction between Berne and Geneva of a bridge that stood for many years near the Bunge North America plant at Decatur.
The goal of $81,000 was not met, but the total of almost $75,000 that was collected, in a time of economic trials, made the 2011 Adams County Relay for Life successful.
Organizers of the annual anti-cancer effort, which benefits the American Cancer Society and was held last weekend at Adams Central School, report that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which was in charge of food and beverage sales at the event, led the way with $13,466.48 collected.
The combined total for sponsor funds was No. 2, at $8,750.
John E. Gillig, 81, of St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Decatur on June 29, 1929, to Leo T. and Florence L. (Kohne) Gillig.
The above South Adams student-athletes attended a leadership conference earlier this week at Indianapolis Pike High School and heard from Butler men's basketball coach Brad Stevens. Attending from SA were: (Front row, L-R) Hannah Moore, Lily Taing, Alexis Ford, Kristen Muselman, Kristal All, Lyndsey Chandler, (Back row, L-R) Mike Pries (AD), Joel Schmidt, Scott Hoeppner, Evan Liechty, Blake Fox, Jacob Werst, Dustin Wanner, Jessie O'Dell (Coach). Attending but not pictured: Trent Lehman (Principal). (Photo provided)
The Erie Haven team won the recent Pee Wee Reese championship in the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance (HEBA) with a 10-1 victory. Team members pictured include front row, left to right, Alex Torres, Anthony Hurst, Nick Garcia, Justin Bersch, Bryce Moser, and Luke Strickler. Back row: Derek Simon, Gregg Shoaf, Daxtyn Uhlman, Brett Funk, Skylar, Brady Manis, and Peyton Staub. In the back are coaches Shaun Funk and Greg Strickler. Not pictured are player Manny Brewer and coach Rex Brewer. (Photo provided)
The Decatur Thunderbirds tallied four runs in the top of the fifth inning Sunday in the championship game of the Decatur 10-and-under tournament at Rube Wynn Field and captured the event with a final 19-8 win over Wallen.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The Adams County Golf Tournament took place over the weekend with action starting Saturday at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur, and finishing up Sunday, at The Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva and both the men’s and women’s divisions were won by defending champions.
Winning the Ladies division championship play was Brenda Shifferly shooting 86 on Saturday and 83 Sunday. Pleased with her play as well,Shifferly now has won 34 times in City, County and Club championships in her golfing career.
The primary requirement of the "judicial needs study" performed by the Schenkel Shultz architectural firm of Fort Wayne was to advise local officials what to do about the future of Adams Superior Court and the county probation department, located in an old and inadequate building in downtown Decatur.
However, the study also looked a number of years ahead to when a new county jail would be required to replace the current one, which opened in 1980 in Decatur.