Archive - May 16, 2013
The city of Berne is poised to take the lead in establishing Adams County's first enhanced tax abatement program — a move that would grant qualifying firms who are making a substantial investment in the community up to five years of freedom from all real estate and personal property tax liability.
Mary M. Beer, 93, of Berne, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Swiss Village.
She was born to the late Melvin and Lavina (Beitler) Diehl on July 19, 1919, in Adams County.
She married Kenneth Beer on December 1, 1940; he survives in Berne.
Mary was a member of the Cross Community Church and co-owner of Dewbrook Farms. She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, bird watching, and cooking.
In an effort to shore up a depleted roster of bus drivers, the North Adams school corporation is contemplating an increase in the pay rate offered to substitute drivers.
In his written report to the board on Tuesday, transportation supervisor Larry Carty recommended increasing the rate paid to substitute drivers to $57 per day.
Carty said the pay hike was a 50 percent increase over the current rate, but still falls short of the fee paid by some surrounding districts.
The Adams County Council decided at its monthly meeting on Tuesday to join the county commissioners to form a Courthouse Project Committee. The committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to make decisions regarding the courthouse.
MONROE—Adams Central coach Dave Neuenschwander said his squad's lone meeting with Bishop Luers each season, a final tune-up before sectional play begins next week, is a lot like this.
Well, maybe not exactly like Wednesday's contest, a game that saw both teams combine for 29 runs, 29 hits, five home runs and eight pitchers, five for Adams Central and three for Bishop Luers.