January 15th, 2015
The board of Adams County Commissioners on Tuesday withdrew an application before the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals for a contingent use exemption that would have allowed the construction of a new superior court on 3rd Street in Decatur.
That withdrawal came during a special meeting of the BZA held Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Center, leaving the future of a downtown court building uncertain at best.
Brothers Fred (left) and Steve Lehman were named the Berne Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year during Tuesday evening's annual chamber membership dinner. A story on the award-winners appears in today's print and online editions of the Democrat.
Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Stephen Decatur Award.
Each year the chamber gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner, to be held Feb. 5 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur.
Five local residents have submitted letters of interest seeking to fill a vacancy on the North Adams Community School’s board of education.
The seat became open following the November general election when former board member Jim Voglewede was elected county clerk and therefore was required to resign his position on the board. The seat must be filled by Jan. 31, Board Attorney Scott Ainsworth said.
The Adams Central Schools’ Board of Education has a new District 3 representative. Brent Luginbill was approved by the board Tuesday evening at its regular monthly meeting to fill the position left vacant with the recent resignation of board member Dave Fox, whose board tenure ended Jan. 1.
Luginbill said, “I hope to keep the same good caliber of teaching and keep producing the same caliber of kids that Adams Central has produced over the years.”
Maynard (Miz) Lehman, right, was presented with the Berne Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday evening during the annual chamber membership banquet. Additional photos and a story on the event will appear in Thursday’s Democrat.
MONROE— A 12-2 run at the end of the third quarter propelled the Bluffton Tigers past the Adams Central boys on Tuesday night's opening round of the ACAC tournament, 59-44.
Luke Voirol's fast break lay-up gave the Jets a 29-27 edge with three minutes to play in the third quarter but the Tigers scored the game's next 10 points taking advantage of a few AC miscues. Two free throws from Jonah Tijerina ended the drought with under a minute left but the Jets went into the final stanza down 41-31.
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7
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The decision by Decatur 4th District Councilman Ken Meyer to seek election as the city’s next mayor has set off a chain reaction within the local Republican Party, with two incumbent councilmen seeking different positions on the council and a political newcomer tossing his hat into the ring.
Mailboxes and snowplows were the subject of discussion when Adams County Engineer and Highway Superintendant Tim Barkey addressed the Adams County Commissioners during their busy weekly meeting Monday morning.