Archive - 2013
It was Bellmont High School and Preble Pathfinders night at the Adams County 4-H Fair on Tuesday as Casey Kreuckeberg was annnounced as Royal Ambassador and Paige LeMaster was named Distinguished Ambassador.
Krueckeberg is a recent Bellmont graduate while LeMaster will be a junior there in the upcoming school year. Both are members of the Pathfinders 4-H Club.
The Adams County Commissioners, during their regular weekly meeting on Monday, approved the purchase of an insurance policy that protects the county's financial interest in the covered bridge near Ceylon.
The insurance policy was required as part of a rehabilitation grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
The commissioners accepted a quote from Star Financial that will provide $400,000 in coverage for the bridge, at an annual cost of $5,000.
City officials have given the owner of a burned-out residence in Berne 90 days to demolish the structure that has long been considered by neighbors to be an eyesore and a public health hazard,
During a public hearing held during a recent meeting of the Berne Board of Public Works and Safety it was determined that the structure, owned by Tammi Frisendorf and located at the intersection of Brown and East Van Buren streets, must be razed within 90 days.
On Saturday, the Ladies Golf Association held their annual Ethel May Sanmann golf outing at Cross Creek Golf Course.
The event went on despite a short rain delay and the ladies enjoyed their Florida scramble style nine holes nonetheless.
Elizabeth Ann Kocher Bond, 71, died of ALS on July 16 at her home in Cypress Mill, Texas.
She was born in Decatur on April 7, 1941, to James L. Kocher and Mildred Wolfe Kocher.
Both Ann and her husband Bill were graduates of the class of 1959, DHS, and Indiana University (Bloomington).
An ongoing dispute between the Adams County commissioners and members of the Adams County Park and Recreation board escalated Monday during the commissioners' regular weekly meeting. And while no resolution was reached to lingering conflicts between the two bodies — the biggest centering around personnel and supervision matters — county park board members said they hope to present to the commissioners a concrete plan outlining the future of their department by year's end.
A public hearing held during Monday's regular meeting of Berne City Council on a proposed two-stage increase in sewer rates attracted no comments from city residents, setting the stage for the first of those rate increases to take effect this fall.
The council two weeks ago introduced legislation to put in place the first of two planned sewer utility rate hikes to help finance an estimated $3.9 million upgrade to the city's wastewater treatment plant.
It looks like some nearly ideal weather will be served up to 4-H Fair-goers this evening as the biggest night of the five-day event comes up.
The National Weather Service says chances of rain are just 30 percent, and that's mainly before 5 p.m. Temperatures, meanwhile, should be in the 60s when the fair parade kicks off at 7.
Post-race ceremonies will see the 2013 Royal Ambassador chosen.
A Cancer Shoot Out was held over the weekend at Cross Creek Golf Course to raise money for the fight for cancer.
Officially named the 2013 Whitlock Shootout against Cancer, $665 was raised on Sunday to support the worthy cause. Mark Bixler was the overall winner of the event. Donations were made to Adams County Community Foundation, Dreams to Reality Fund at the Oncology unit, as well as the memorial to Burt and Mary Whitlock whom the tournament was named after.
Delores E. Landis, 88, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Delores was born October 30, 1924, in Adams County to the late Victor and Alta (Barger) Byerly.
She married Harvey E. Landis on June 21, 1947; he died on August 20, 1990.