February 26th, 2015
It’s official. There will be no May primary election in Adams County this year.
Adams County Election Board members, meeting Wednesday afternoon in the basement of the county courthouse, turned to the Indiana Revised Code for direction and determined that — because no contested races are scheduled in any municipal primary contest — no primary is necessary.
Arbitrary changes by federal regulators have created a severe blow to sterling ratings recorded a month ago by both Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville and Adams Woodcrest Nursing Home in Decatur it was announced Wednesday night by Bill Watson, director of long-term care at Adams Health Network, during the February meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.
With a few inches of snow still on the ground, high winds that blew into the area Tuesday created drifts along roadways and sidewalks. While the snowplows were out clearing the roadways, clearing sidewalks is left to area residents like Chester Smith, Monroe.
Adams Central's Kaine Luginbill capped off an unprecedented prep wrestling career Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, standing on the podium with 117 wins under his belt, and a shiny fourth-place state medal draped around his neck.
"I'm retiring the singlet," Kaine announced two minutes after the medal ceremony at 170 pounds.
"It was fun while it lasted, and it felt good to end this way. It didn't end quite how I wanted it to, but I was on the podium."
The person who knows Kaine the best, his mother, Diane, is not surprised that he is ready to move on with his life.
While Pvt. Danny Colbert of Decatur was deployed on his second tour in Kuwait and Afghanistan, his partner, Mary Bistro, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Elena. Colbert returned home Sunday and met his daughter for the first time. Prior to their reunion, Colbert and Elena bonded through video chats.
The Adams County Emergency Management will host the annual weather-spotters class for Adams County at 6:30 p.m., March 24 in the South Adams School cafeteria, 1000 W. Parkway St., Berne. The class is free and open to the public.
Some items to be covered in the class include discussions surrounding hail, damaging winds, thunderstorm and tornado development, local storm ready programs, what to look for and criteria associated with severe weather events, how to spot weather properly and safety issues.
The Berne Police Department will soon have a new evidence room — as well as a new security camera to monitor said evidence — after the Berne Board of Public Works approved the request at its Feb. 18 meeting.
Mayor Bill McKean told the Berne City Council Monday evening the board of works heard and approved the request from the police department to construct an evidence room in the basement of the Public Safety Facility, and a surveillance camera to keep the evidence secure.
Tonight is senior night at the Teepee for the boys basketball team as they entertain Bishop Dwenger. The varsity tip-off is set for 7:45 p.m. tonight but is subject to fluctuation based on the JV contest. To view, click the link below, then log in with a username and password or link to Facebook. The service is free so come root on your Braves!
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Adams County resident Miranda Mertz appeared before the county commissioners Monday morning and furthered her cause of establishing a “no kill” animal shelter in Adams County. More than a dozen people attended the meeting in support of Mertz and her cause, but found a receptive audience that didn’t need further convincing.
Debra Houk of Kirkland Township has been selected as a winner in America’s Family Grow Communities competition, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is in turn donated to the non-profit organization of the farmer’s choice. Houk selected the Adams County 4-H Council — specifically the 4-H swine committee — as the recipient for the cash award.