March 22nd, 2011
If all goes well, the only covered bridge in Adams County will be fully restored by the middle of next year.
At Monday's meeting of the county commissioners, the three executives signed a contract with USI Consultants of Indianapolis for an amount not to exceed $75,000 so USIC can survey and inspect the bridge, create a bridge design plan, draw up specifications for the rehabilitation project, and perform oversight of the bidding and renovation processes.
Two prominent Indiana Republicans will share guest speaking roles at this year's Lincoln Day dinner in Decatur on Thursday, April 28, sponsored by the Adams County Republican Party.
The speakers will be U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman from rural Howe, who was elected after Rep. Mark Souder resigned in 2010, and Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb.
A memorial service for Max E. Andrews, 78, of Placentia, California, a former Decatur resident who died on February 27, will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday at New Beginnings Faith Center in Decatur, with Pastor Floyd Vieth officiating.
Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Preferred memorials are to the color guard at American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
Elizabeth M. "Beth" Reiners, 80, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Alfred and Ellanora Graf Oesau.
Among survivors are her husband, Harry R. Reiners; two sons, Michael Reiners of Berne and Dr. Andrew Reiners of Indianapolis; and two daughters, Amy West and Mrs. Tony (Maria) Anderson of Berne.
Roger T. Storey, 91, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, died on Sunday, March 20, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle, Indiana.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Michigan City, with Pastor Mark Reshan officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends today from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Adams County's Community Corrections program is destined for growth so Councilman Matt Dyer said at this week's city council meeting that city department heads and others should come up with projects for those in the program to handle.
Criminal offenders who enter the Community Corrections program are assigned to perform community service at various sheriff’s departments, parks, city or county properties or non-profit agencies. They receive earned credit time but no pay.
At last week's Bellmont wrestling banquet, 23-year head coach Brent Faurote noted that senior John Mahlan and junior Brooks Faurote became the first two Bellmont wrestlers to follow their fathers to state this past season.
John qualified for the IHSAA State Wrestling finals at 160 pounds and finished his career at 79-32. His dad, Chris (upper left) was a three-time state placer, winning the 185-pound title in 1979. He was a state runner-up in 1978 and placed third at 177 pounds in 1977. He went 112-10 in his career.
Former Bellmont state runner-up Travis Jauregui is preparing for his first spring high jump season with the Indiana University Men's Track Team.
Jauregui completed indoor competitions recently. Travis cleared over 6'9" last June to earn second place in the state boys high jump competition at the Indiana track and field complex.
"I'm learning a whole new technique," noted Jauregui.
Members of the 175th Anniversary Committee in Decatur have announced that website has been created and two collector books will be printed.
The website is www.decatur175.com and features a schedule of events, a short history of the city, a page on which to shop for 175th anniversary souvenirs, and a "contact us" page so people can say what they think and add ideas to better the celebration.
The committee said the site will be continually updated.
The Adams County Health Department (ACHD) issued an alert today over alleged scam artists posing as Indiana State Department of Health food inspectors in area restaurants.
ACHD Sanitarian Terry Smith said this morning that he has been notified these imposters have been active in at least two area counties.