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December 1st

Mary A. Eady

December 1, 2010

    Mary A. Eady, 55, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Cadets hold off Squaws

December 1, 2010


    A last period charge by the Bellmont Squaws Tuesday night fell just short as a strong Concordia Cadet team escaped from the Teepee with a 42-38 non-conference girls basketball victory.

Starfire tankers sweep past Jets

December 1, 2010

    The South Adams boys won all 12 blue ribbons in a 130-55 win at Adams Central Tuesday, while the SA girls made it a sweep, winning eight of 12, in a 107-78 victory over the Lady Jets.
    Caleb Wurster won the 200 IM and the 500 free, and Cole Farlow took the 100 and 50 freestyle events, and both were on a pair of winning relay teams to lead the victory.

IIR staffer at school steps down

December 1, 2010

     A Monroe woman who spent the past three school years as a paraprofessional in the "intense intervention room" (IIR) at Adams Central School resigned recently due to her concerns about "lack of staff and the safety issues we face daily."

Weighty way to lose big bucks

December 1, 2010

    What weighs 11,000 tons and costs $750,000?
    According to comments made at Monday's session of the Adams County Commissioners by Commissioner Doug Bauman, that refers to a mistake made by the Brooks Construction company of Fort Wayne and/or its asphalt supplier before resurfacing State Rd. 116 west of Geneva this year.
    Bauman, who lives on that stretch of highway, said he was told the asphalt was not properly made and had to be removed and replaced.

November 30th

Starfires sweep at Homestead

November 30, 2010

    FORT WAYNE — South Adams improved to 6-0 on the season with a sweep at the Homestead Super Duals on Saturday.
    The Starfires downed the host Spartans 38-30 in the key matchup on the day. SA also downed Snider 48-21, slammed Heritage 61-9, blasted Marion 66-12 and doubled Churubusco 47-23.
    Scoring falls in the huge win over Homestead were: Josh Ehr at 152, Cody Conner at 189, LJ Moser at 112, and Gabe Sprunger at 135.

Raiders take down Jets 42-34

November 30, 2010

    Southern Wells won girls' varsity and reserve basketball games against Adams Central on Saturday night.
    The varsity score was 42-34, with AC's Alyssa Keller scoring 12, Olivia Macklin eight points and five rebounds, and Madison Carroll seven points and six rebounds, while Lindsey McDougall took eight rebounds and Bess Fiechter made four steals.
    SW's Perry had 10 points, seven rebounds, and three assists; Carter scored nine points; and Banter had seven.

Farmers may see income boost: Hurt

November 30, 2010

    Purdue University professor Chris Hurt delivered an analysis of current national economic thinking, along with Purdue's annual agricultural predictions, in Monday's Ag Outlook event at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe, sponsored by the Purdue extension office in Adams County.

Courthouse’s access ramp closed; new procedures set

November 30, 2010

    The handicap access ramp on the west side of the Adams County Courthouse has been closed for repairs and may be open again in about two weeks, depending on weather.
    In the meantime, the county commissioners have put in place procedures to assist those who have physical disabilities in being served by Adams Circuit Court, the county clerk, and the county prosecutor, all of which have their offices in the courthouse.

Major power loss hits city, rural area

November 30, 2010

    A breakdown in the relay system at an American Electric Power substation on US 224 in Decatur caused a power failure at midafternoon Monday that affected more than 1,400 AEP customers in the city and in the rural area extending several miles west of Decatur.
    Dave Mayne, a spokesman at the Indiana and Michigan Power office in Fort Wayne, said this morning that the problem occurred shortly after 3 p.m. and all customers were reconnected by 5:36 p.m.
    The outage stretched as far west as the Preble area.

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