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July 25th, 2013

Medical Complex renovation plans given to board

July 25, 2013

    Tentative plans for the renovation of the newest physicians office building owned by the Adams Health Network (AHN) were revealed to the AHN Board of Trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting.
    Nick Nelson, director of support services at Adams Memorial Hospital, showed members a large drawing that will greatly alter the appearance of the Adams Medical Complex located adjacent to the hospital and currently home to four physicians.

Main break causes street hole

July 25, 2013

     What city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert called "a unique situation" resulted in a deep hole in a portion of a city street at the intersection of Meibers and Walnut streets last Saturday.
    A water main break occurred in that area, but because the storm sewer was in such close proximity to the main, the water from the main began running into the sewer line, causing a portion of the pavement to collapse.

July 24th

Evelyn Trefun

July 24, 2013

    Evelyn Trefun, 97, formerly of Bremen, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Adams Heritage Healthcare Facility in Monroeville.
    Evelyn was born February 1, 1916, in Wyatt.
    On November 7, 1935, she married Stanley Trefun; he preceded her in death.
    Evelyn was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Ladies’ Circle.

Big night for Bellmont and Preble Pathfinders

July 24, 2013

    It was Bellmont High School and Preble Pathfinders night at the Adams County 4-H Fair on Tuesday as Casey Kreuckeberg was annnounced as Royal Ambassador and Paige LeMaster was named Distinguished Ambassador.
    Krueckeberg is a recent Bellmont graduate while LeMaster will be a junior there in the upcoming school year. Both are members of the Pathfinders 4-H Club.

County covers covered bridge with insurance

July 24, 2013

    The Adams County Commissioners, during their regular weekly meeting on Monday, approved the purchase of an insurance policy that protects the county's financial interest in the covered bridge near Ceylon.
    The insurance policy was required as part of a rehabilitation grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
    The commissioners accepted a quote from Star Financial that will provide $400,000 in coverage for the bridge, at an annual cost of $5,000.

Owner gets 90 days to raze home

July 24, 2013

    City officials have given the owner of a burned-out residence in Berne 90 days to demolish the structure that has long been considered by neighbors to be an eyesore and a public health hazard,
    During a public hearing held during a recent meeting of the Berne Board of Public Works and Safety it was determined that the structure, owned by Tammi Frisendorf and located at the intersection of Brown and East Van Buren streets, must be razed within 90 days.

Four winners at Ethel May golf outing

July 24, 2013

   On Saturday, the Ladies Golf Association held their annual Ethel May Sanmann golf outing at Cross Creek Golf Course.
    The event went on despite a short rain delay and the ladies enjoyed their Florida scramble style nine holes nonetheless.

July 23rd

Elizabeth A. Bond

July 23, 2013

    Elizabeth Ann Kocher Bond, 71, died of ALS on July 16 at her home in Cypress Mill, Texas.
    She was born in Decatur on April 7, 1941, to James L. Kocher and Mildred Wolfe Kocher.
    Both Ann and her husband Bill were graduates of the class of 1959, DHS, and Indiana University (Bloomington).

County-park board dispute escalates

July 23, 2013

    An ongoing dispute between the Adams County commissioners and members of the Adams County Park and Recreation board escalated Monday during the commissioners' regular weekly meeting. And while no resolution was reached to lingering conflicts between the two bodies — the biggest centering around personnel and supervision matters — county park board members said they hope to present to the commissioners a concrete plan outlining the future of their department by year's end.

No opposition to sewer rate hike in Berne

July 23, 2013

    A public hearing held during Monday's regular meeting of Berne City Council on a proposed two-stage increase in sewer rates attracted no comments from city residents, setting the stage for the first of those rate increases to take effect this fall.
    The council two weeks ago introduced legislation to put in place the first of two planned sewer utility rate hikes to help finance an estimated $3.9 million upgrade to the city's wastewater treatment plant.

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