March 5th, 2015
A group of Decatur residents seeking to preserve the Penn Central railroad depot off 7th Street have put together plans for raising some $80,000 to reach several goals.
The restoration proposal was read by Mayor John Schultz at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, with two members of the group, Cheri Scherry and Karen Baker, on hand.
R & R Employment CEO Leslie Rhoades appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday to clarify hiring practices and agreements with the local employment agency, charged with pre-screening employees who interview with county department heads when filling staff openings.
At the end of Monday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Commissioner Chairman Doug Bauman mentioned the fact that the County General Fund is “now down to about $1.533 million.”
In comparison, Auditor Mary Beery stated recently that in 2008, the County General Fund contained $5.2 million.
WOODBURNâWhat was a slim four-point lead for Eastside in their class 2A boys sectional 36 battle with South Adams Wednesday night with about 45 seconds to play in the third period quickly ballooned into a 22-point victory for the Blazers allowing them to advance to Friday night's semi-final round at Woodlan High School.
Eastside will play Canterbury in the second game Friday night after the Cavaliers edged Bluffton 61-56 last night in the nightcap game.
A lengthy list of recommendations for projects for the near- and long-term was presented to Decatur City Council Tuesday night, tempered by the revelation that Stellar Communities funds available this year have been “reduced dramatically.”
City businessman Greg Kitson, representing the Greater Decatur Committee, outlined for council a number of Stellar-related projects recommended by the group for this year’s Stellar bid.
Figuring out which way to go was the least of motorists’ problems Tuesday. With a layer of ice coating roadways (as well as the sign pictured above), travel was slow and trecherous well into the afternoon hours.
Geneva councilors wrangled with the options available to them in resolving staffing and coordination issues encountered by the employees of various town departments at Tuesday night’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting.
WOODBURNâ The Adams Central Flying Jets ended their basketball season on Tuesday night as the home team Woodlan Warriors outscored them in the second half 44-23 ending in a lopsided 73-46 victory.
The win sends the Warriors to the semi-finals of sectional play set for Friday night against the Churubusco Eagles who drew the only bye.
The Jets trailed 29-23 at the halftime break despite leading 18-10 early in the second quarter. The first half was a battle of trends as Woodlan scored the gameâs first eight points, including threes from Elijah OâHara and Andrew Krahn.
Freezing rain that moved into the area early this morning created dangerous driving conditions as residents attempted to make the morning commute. The Adams County Emergency Management Agency issued a Travel Advisory around 6 a.m. today and will remain in effect until further notice.
Plans for the new Adams County jail are progressing to the point where commissioners were presented interior and exterior materials specifications Monday by Tony Vie, a representative of the Fort Wayne architectural firm of Schenkel/Schultz.