Archive - Oct 2013
Service Complex Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer queried Adams County Councilors about his position and the salary that comes with it at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Council.
MONROE— South Adams secured their slot atop the ACAC cross country standings with scary ease on Tuesday night downing the competition by a staggering 40 point difference.
The Berne boys finished with 17 points taking the top three spots as well as fifth, sixth, eighth, and 24th place dominating the field.
Major healthcare changes are now in effect for the North Adams Community School district. Decisions surrounding the cost and availability of healthcare coverage were made at the Tuesday night's board of education meeting.
When the new section of Adams Central School was completed, officials began discussing what to do with the remaining old section. A few years later, the school district's board of education is once again looking for a solution for the aging structure.
Jeremy Ringger, president of Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, met with the board Tuesday night to share his recommendation as to whether the school should spend more than $300,000 to renovate the facility.
Martha J. Hilty, 91, Berne, died on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was born to the late Jacob and AmandaHersberger Shelter on March 17, 1922 in Homes County, Ohio. She married the late Joseph A. Hilty on Jan. 16, 1947.
Among survivors are five daughters, Amanda Atlee) Hershberger of Wooster, Ohio, Annie (Johnny) Wickey and Martha (Emanuel) Schwartz both of Berne, Barbara (John) Graber and Elma (Elmer A.) Schwarts of Monroe; three sons, Henry A.M. (Verena) Hilty and Elmer M. (Esther) Hilty, both of Monroe and Daniel M. Hilty of Denver, Colo.
For 60 years the Monroe Lions Club has been a part of the Adams County community and Monday evening its members, along with members of the Decatur and Union Township Lions, celebrated that fact with a dinner, featuring charter member Paul Zurcher as the speaker.
The shutdown of the federal government has reached out to impact Adams County. Soil and Water Conservation District Director Ryan Noblitt reported to county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday that the office he shares with the United States Department of Agriculture will be closed until all federal government offices reopen.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched to Bellmont High School at 3:40 p.m. Monday when a fire alarm was pulled and smoke detectors in the building were triggered.
The school was evacuated after a drum sander in the wood shop caught fire for unknown reasons, according to a spokesperson for the department. The fire was quickly extinguished, however smoke filled the building making it necessary for firefighters to ventilate the structure before returning to the station at 4:50.
KINGSLAND— It took a few rain dates to accomplish but the Adams Central Jets have repeated as sectional tennis champs with a win over the Braves, 4-1.
The Jets downed Bellmont for the second year in a row in the finals Monday evening at Norwell to earn just their third sectional title in school history after breaking a long spell last season and their first in 1997.
"Our guys are really playing their best tennis right now," explained AC coach Michael Hower.
Cole Barger 3, of Berne, was all smiles as he sat atop a pony during the fourth annual Lehman Park Harvest Festival held Saturday in Berne.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews