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Archive - Jun 13, 2013

Area spared worst of storms

June 13, 2013

    Although many Decatur and Adams County residents were heading for basements and other types of shelter late Wednesday night, the area appeared to have been spared the worst of Wednesday's long-predicted storms.
    There were no reports this morning of any major damage here or in the county and, apparently, no ongoing power outages.

Berne’s sewer rates may rise over forecast-Monroe also affected

June 13, 2013

    Sewer rates in Berne could be going up more than originally anticipated.
    While final financing for a proposed $3.9 million upgrade to the city of Berne's waste water treatment plant will ultimately determine the final scope of that rate hike, various scenarios laid out before Berne City Council on Monday suggest that the increase will be more than the $5-7 monthly that was anticipated earlier this year.

North Adams boosts pay for substitute bus drivers

June 13, 2013

    The North Adams board of education on Tuesday evening approved a hefty increase in the rates to be paid to substitute bus drivers in the district.
    North Adams Business Manager Larry Carty at last month's meeting recommended a 50 percent increase in the pay currently offered to drivers. His recommendation came after illness and personal matters had left the district short of drivers on more than one occasion. The board failed to act on Carty's recommendation at its May meeting and asked him to gather more information.

Larry E. Hawkins

June 13, 2013

    Larry E. Hawkins, 51, of Decatur, passed away at 7:18 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
    Larry was born Tuesday, August 22, 1961, in Decatur to the late Virgil L. and Patsy R. (Case) Hawkins.
    He was a member of the NRA and the Hoosier Beagle Dog Association and the North American Hunting Club. He liked to hunt. Larry was previously employed by Ossian Packaging and also was a driver for Amish.

Jo A. Hirschy

June 13, 2013

    Jo A. Hirschy, 51, of Monroe, died Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

 

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