April 30th, 2015
More than 30 individuals representing area contractors interested in bidding on various parts of the construction of the new Adams County Jail met Tuesday morning in the Service Complex with several representatives of general contractor Construction Control Inc. and the architectural engineering firm of Elevatus (formerly Schenkel/Shultz) for a pre-bid meeting to answer specific questions concerning their various areas of expertise.
Resignations from a member of the leadership team of the Adams Health Network and also from the hospital’s medical staff, along with the retirement of a veteran member of the Adams Memorial Hospital nursing staff, were accepted Wednesday night at the monthly AHN board of trustees meeting.
Chief Executive Officer Jo-Ellen Eidam reported that Bill Watson, director of long-term care for AHN and administrator of the Adams Woodcrest facility, resigned and has opted to pursue other career opportunities.
WOODBURN— The big bats continue to compliment stellar pitching for the Bellmont Braves as they improved to 9-0 on the season with a lopsided 12-1 victory over the Woodlan Warriors on the road Wednesday night.
Parker Zeser needed only to see 14 batters in the shortened, five-inning contest thanks to the Braves offense and the hurler made them count allowing just one unearned run on two hits in four frames with two strikeouts.
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana legislative session that Republican Gov. Mike Pence touted as an ‘‘education session’’ at its outset brought significant changes to how state education policy will be set and shifted more money to growing suburban school districts as lawmakers passed a new two-year budget.
Two cases were decided recently in Adams County Circuit Court by Judge Chad Kukelhan.
Ashley Wombacker, 26, of Berne, and Chelsey Paris, 22, of Geneva, each pleaded guilty Tuesday in two separate cases to violating Indiana’s compulsory school attendance law.
The allegations forming the basis of the charges were that their children had accumulated excessive, unexcused absences.
Zach Blum, an employee with the city of Decatur, was among many city workers testing fire hydrants throughout the city Tuesday. Testing will continue through Thursday of this week, then will begin again Monday. A schedule of test areas appears in the print and online editions of today's Democrat.
The Decatur American Legion Auxiliary is seeking donations during the annual Poppy Days distribution to be held Friday and Saturday at the following Decatur locations: Courtesy Motors Car Wash, Scotts/Kroger, Rural King and Walmart.
MONROE— The Woodlan Warriors scored all the runs they would need in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night holding off the Flying Jets by a narrow 4-3 margin at the Air Strip.
Four runs on five hits made it seem as though the Warriors, now 6-4 on the season, were on their way to a blowout win. Having spent time in the coaches poll top 10, the Warriors are now floating in the top 20 after receiving a few votes in this week's poll.
Adams Central continued their dominant tennis run in the early part of the season with a convincing 5-0 win over county foes Bellmont Monday night.
Bellmont, already short-handed without the use of their number two player Brielle Adams, could not take the Jets to a third set in any of the five matches played.
INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers plan to rework the Indiana State Board of Education by postponing changes to its leadership until after the 2016 election.
Senate Republicans unveiled an altered Senate Bill 1 proposal Monday to allow the board to choose its own leader, but not until Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz completes her first term in office.