September 22nd, 2014
Prompted by opening comments from Councilor Dennis Bluhm, members of the Adams County Council embarked on a discussion surrounding the subject of Tax Increment Finance districts prior to the start of Tuesday's monthly meeting.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has announced a new mobile voter registration app in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The app allows Hoosiers to register to vote, along with many other services, via their smartphone.
Lawson said Hoosiers are encouraged to register to vote using the new app for National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, a massive 50-state effort to encourage civic participation.
Another successful St. Marys Catholic Church Festival has come and gone. Pictured are deflated amusement rides as the annual event was dismantled late Sunday afternoon. Severe storms that passed through the area Saturday evening kept attendance down slightly at the festival.
BLUFFTON— Bellmont's girls golf team won their first sectional title in school history on Saturday morning defeating the field of 12 at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton by one stroke at 359 amidst windy conditions.
Daniel May Jr., 61, Berne, died at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Jay County Sunday, April 19, 1953, to Daniel and Marjorie May.
Daniel worked at Smith Brothers of Berne for 41 years. He was a graduate of South Adams High School and enjoyed watching movies, sports and listening to music.
Howard F. Steiner, 90, Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community. He was born in Adams County Oct. 20, 1923, to the late Homer and Magealena (Zurcher) Steiner. On November 19, 1949, he married Roselle Haines and after 54 years together she passed away on Dec.12, 2003.
He was a self-employed farmer and worked at Berne Furniture for 25 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945- 47.
A new group which has been operating under the proverbial radar for some two years stepped forward Tuesday night at the Decatur City Council meeting.
Connect to Careers is now hoping to be in operation in 2015, creating career opportunities for Adams County residents.
Adams County Building and Grounds Supervisor Dave Meyer approached the Adams County Commissioners Monday about replacing the gym ceiling in the Service Complex.
Meyers reported he purchased new lights to install in the gym as part of the energy-saving upgrades recently completed at the complex. "And then it came to my attention that they thought the ceiling should also be replaced, and that they would like for the Park Board to pay 60 percent and the county 40 percent on that project," he stated.