April 15th, 2015
In addressing concerns over the shrinking size of the County General Fund in the Adams County budget — which Auditor Mary Beery reported had decreased to $688,551 as of Monday — the Adams County Council voted “to do nothing” during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
No. Really. They did. And, once understood, the vote made sense.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce honored a number of the town’s residents and local businesses Tuesday evening during the annual Chamber meeting and awards reception.
Doug Milligan, former Geneva resident, town manager and member of town council, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. He suggested Gene Stratton-Porter should be considered as a recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the town and area she loved. “What would she think of Geneva today?” he wondered.
The Adams Central School’s board of education has decided to part ways with the New Tech learning management system New Tech. The decision was made through a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday evening.
Berne City Council received good news regarding the look of local economic development Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
Officials from FCC (Adams) announced plans to expand the company, including $116.7 million for new state-of-the-art equipment, $11.9 million for a 140,000 square foot industrial building and approximately 73 new jobs over the next two years. That increase would bring the number of employees to more than 400.
That was the message North Adams Superintendent of Schools gave a group of area business leaders during the annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce State of the Schools address held Monday at Woodcrest.
Taking a more serious tone, Lehman said the schools are part of the community, partnering with staff, parents, students and a variety of others in all that happens — not only in the school system, but in the surrounding area as well.
It’s that time of year again.
In a brief appearance before the Adams County Commissioners Monday, Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg said “tax bills are going out today.” He said the mailing was a little behind last year, but thanked Auditor Mary Beery and her staff “for stepping up and getting us back on track.”
MONROE— Three Adams Central homeruns broke open a close game in the bottom of the sixth Monday night as the Lady Jets defended their county bragging rights with a 9-1 decision over Bellmont.
"We've been hitting the ball very good lately but the first five innings it didn't seem like it," noted AC coach Cary Blake.
Outgoing Geneva Clerk/Treasurer Barry Moore continued to encourage members of the Geneva Town Council to work toward drastically reducing the amount of water being illegally diverted into the town’s sanitary sewer system by Geneva residents at last week’s monthly council meeting.
Victor and Naomi Byer were among the local youngsters to try different games and activities Saturday morning at Riverside Center during a carnival hosted by the Supporting All Families Everyday — or SAFE — organization of Adams County. The event, part of Child Abuse Prevention Week, was sponsored by the Adams County Department of Child Services.
The Berenstain Bears made an appearance Sunday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, to the delight of a full-house crowd that included many area youngsters.