Adams is the 15th healthiest county in Indiana, according to a report compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health, used a series of statistics as well as individual responses to a series of survey questions to determine the health ranking of all 92 Indiana counties.
The Chevy Youth Baseball program has included the Decatur Baseball Association this year.
Chevy and through Courtesy Motors of Decatur is sponsoring the Decatur Baseball leagues this year, providing equipment bags and containers, T-shirts, and bat racks for the dugouts.
To vote in the upcoming North Adams Schools referendum, a person must be registered to vote, Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart said Tuesday.
Midnight next Monday is the deadline to register. For information, call the county clerk's office.
There has been some speculation that anyone residing with the North Adams district is eligible. To cast a vote, however, a person must live within the district and be a registered voter.
Adams County Auditor Bill Borne informed the county commissioners at their meeting on Monday that a new COBRA insurance plan for county employees has been approved.
So, too, has a retirement plan that, according to the Benicomp firm in Fort Wayne, would be utilized from age 62 for early retirement to age 65 [or when a person qualifies for Social Security and Medicare] or the COBRA coverage.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur for Kevin “Alan” Brantly, 52, of Decatur, who died on January 4.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1 p.m. in the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Laura, and three daughters, Mrs. Scott (Tara) Watkins of Florence, Mississippi; Mrs. Daniel (Kelly) Walker of Decatur; and Mrs. Doug (Vicky) Jackson of Monroe.
Clifford K. Norman, 74, of Portland, died Monday in Jay County Hospital.
He was born to Marlon C. and Susie Denman Norman.
Among survivors are his wife, Lois; two sons, Rick Norman of Decatur and Steve Norman of Albany; and three daughters, Mrs. Danna (Peggy) Noggler of Fort Recovery, Ohio; Mrs. Dennis (Patty) Linn of Portland; and Mrs. Shane (Pam) Penticuff of Ridgeville, Indiana.
"We've got senior leadership to go along with a big a strong underclass group. Our numbers are with our younger kids and our leadership is with our seniors. We should be able to combine that and have a pretty good team," stated veteran Bellmont girls track coach Carl Risch.
A crew of men from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) was at work on Monday along US 27 north of Decatur cleaning debris from roadside cracks with a high-pressure blower, then filling the cracks with a black tar-like substance. The busy highway's northbound side was down to just one lane where the work was under way. INDOT officials said traffic will be restricted through mid-August for concrete patching. Motorists are urged to slow down and stay alert for traffic changes in the area. Officials said no detours are anticipated.
A presentation was made to the Adams County Commissioners on Monday on a multi-use fiber-optic communications line that's being proposed to run through the county from Jay County up to Fort Wayne.
The commissioners will vote soon on whether to approve the plans of Community Fiber Solutions (CFS), a firm founded in Ohio last October and registered for operation in Indiana in November. The firm provides telephone, television, and Internet access.
The county commissioners discussed at their meeting on Monday a provision of county insurance coverage that would require all people within county government who deal with children to have criminal background checks by law enforcement agencies.
Steve Krull, superintendent of the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Recreation Department, said, for example, that he has 160 people who help coach soccer. So if each one has to have a full-fledged background check, that would cost $35 per person for a total of $5,600.