Archive - 2013
The Department of Local Government Finance has finally signed off on the city of Berne's 2013 operating budget, "a month late," Clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller reported at Monday evening's city council meeting.
Maller said the DLGF made "only a small cut" to the $2.4 million budget submitted by the city. The reduction was made, she said, primarily because actual Assessed Valuation (AV) figures for real estate within the corporation limits were lower than originally estimated.
By REBEKAH R. BLOMENBERG
Adams Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan presented the State of the Judiciary address for the first time on Monday.
He said that he was amazed by all the lives touched by the court, and he added, "The judge is never bigger than the court, and the court is never bigger than the people it serves."
After finishing the season at 4-17 (1-6 in NHC), Bellmont can at least hang their hat on their entry to the All-Conference lists this season.
The Braves' junior, Cameron Bienz, finished the year strong stepping in as one of coach John Baker's better scoring options as well as facilitating the Bellmont offense when senior Lance Vergara was sidelined with injuries.
Dwight L. "Whitey" Dailey, 81, Geneva, died Friday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife; sons, Randy (Teresa) Dailey of Fort Wayne, Michael(Becky) Dailey of Goshen, Scott (Jill) Dailey of Amelia, Ohio; stepdaughter, Carol Lynne (Nicholas) Arthur of Pendleton; and stepson, William (Brenda) Stolz of Pennville.
Anna Jane Gilliom, 88, Berne, died Saturday March 9.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Barbara Young Spencer, 70, of Decatur, formerly of Huntington, died Saturday at her residence.
Carolyn Ruth West, 71, of Decatur, died Saturday, March 9.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Erin Ripley, food service director for North Adams Community Schools (NACS), has announced that the school district has been approved for a fifth consecutive year to participate in the state-sponsored Summer Foodservice Program.
Ripley said the program provides an opportunity to continue a child’s physical and social development while providing nutritious meals.
Decatur's property tax rate for 2013 will be .9772 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation now that the city's budget finally has been approved by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).
City Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright made the announcement at this week's city council meeting.
The budget was approved as submitted, the DLGF making no changes.
Further details in Saturday's print edition.
The spotlight was shining on numerous activities and local businesses on Saturday as Spotlight 2013 was held at Bellmont Middle School.
Many of the usual popular activities were back, including bingo and the Rotary Club auction.
Good crowds turned out for the annual event, which ran for nine and a half hours.
See photos in today's print edition.