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December 21st

No. 1 news story of the year

December 21, 2010

     The stark realities of war hit home in September when Staff Sgt. Phillip Jenkins of Decatur became the first, and to date the only, Adams County serviceman to give his life in the ongoing American conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Jenkins' death was voted by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat to be the number one news story of 2010.

Waste district won’t pass on its rise in cost

December 21, 2010

    The cost incurred by the Adams County solid waste district for the hauling and disposal of trash at the Waste Management landfill in Jay County will increase slightly in 2011, but those costs will not be passed on to solid waste customers.

Helen E. Glass

December 21, 2010

    Helen E. Glass, 87, formerly of Liberty Center in Wells County, died Sunday at Heritage Pointe Retirement Community.
    She was born to Frank and Flora L. Osborn Ware.
    Among survivors are two sons, Norman Glass of rural Berne and Ervin Glass of Fort Wayne, and one daughter, Mrs. Don (Karen) Hatch of Marion.

William S. Gravens

December 21, 2010

    William S. Gravens, 82, of Decatur, died Monday in Roudebush Medical Center at Indianapolis.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Alvin Hackman

December 21, 2010

    Alvin Hackman, 69, formerly of Decatur, died Monday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

December 20th

Some project changes are made at AC

December 20, 2010

    Additions and subtractions were made to Adams Central's construction and renovation project by the AC school board at its recent meeting
    The board, with member Mike Brown absent, voted 6-0 to add two items, costing about $80,000 overall, to the $10 million project.
    The board agreed to spend at least $5,975, but no more than $7,975, to remove asbestos from around pipes in an underground tunnel. The work will be done by Environmental Technology Consulting Corp. of Fort Wayne.

Longtime FSA official Gould stepping down

December 20, 2010

    Jay H. Gould of rural Berne, who has been an agricultural advisor and spokesman in Adams County as a federal government employee, will retire soon after a career lasting longer than 40 years.
    He is currently head of the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Decatur, where a retirement party will be held on Tuesday, December 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That office is located at 975 S. 11th St.
    An announcement about the event says the FSA staff offers Gould "good luck and best wishes for his future."

Baumer’s 10-point, 48-second outburst key Jets by Panthers

December 20, 2010

    MONROE—"Maverick" was a 1960s western television series about happy-go-lucky brothers doing heroic acts.
    On Saturday night, Maverick "Bomber" Baumer played the role of a midwestern hero, with a big assist from stellar free throwing by three teammates, as Adams Central claimed a 59-50 win over Lakewood Park.

Questionable tech foul tilts Dawgs past Bellmont 38-35

December 20, 2010

    NEW HAVEN—A rare and unusual call went against the Bellmont Squaws with just 20 seconds remaining in a tie ball game Saturday night and the result ended up with the New Haven Bulldogs gaining a 38-35 triumph in regulation play.

Melissa J. Baker

December 20, 2010

    Melissa J. “Missy” Baker, 34, of Ossian, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on December 8, 1976, in Bluffton to the late “Jack” Harrison and Dorothy (Perry) Harrison.
    She worked as a dental assistant at Decatur Dental Services.
    She enjoyed spending time with her family and attended Life Community Church.

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