The South Adams Schools Board on Tuesday restated its desire to sell the former elementary school property after being informed of a potential buyer.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller announced at the board meeting that "a national development company has expressed an interest and intent to purchase" the tract of land located at the corner of US 27 and State Route 218 in Berne.
Barring an 11th-hour emergency session later this month, Mayor John Minch presided over his final meeting of Berne City Council on Monday, wrapping up an eight-year reign as the city's leader and principal spokesman.
Minch, a Democrat, will conclude his second term as mayor on Dec. 31. He had determined earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.
Larry Macklin, executive director of the Adams County Economic Development Corp. who has been overseeing the cleanup and the inspections of former Decatur Casting industrial site in Decatur, told the county commissioners on Monday that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has written a "site-status letter" which says the property poses no threat to the health of people or the environment.
The IDEM report also noted there are no state or federal environmental concerns in regard to the cleaned-up area.
Goodbye to green, yellow, red, and black.
Hello to "advisory," "watch," and "warning."
At Monday's meeting, the Adams County Commissioners adopted the new statewide system of announcing and handling bad weather or other types of emergencies.
John August, the county's emergency management director, told the commissioners that a law passed in this year's session of the Indiana General Assembly established three levels to alert the public:
Walter D. “Kielbasa” Case, age 52, of Decatur, formerly of Adrian, Michigan, passed away on December 10, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 26, 1959, in Adrian, the son of William and Rose (Martin) Case.
Walter was a 1977 graduate of Adrian High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Adrian.
Thomas William Dailey, 66, of rural Berne, died at 1:26 a.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on January 15, 1945, in Willshire, Ohio, to Stanton R. and Margaret Brandt Dailey.
Thomas worked for Decatur Casting for 10 years and was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Decatur.
Union members from Adams County and the surrounding area descended on Decatur Saturday morning to share with local lawmakers their views about the so-called "Right-To-Work" legislation that is certain to be debated in the Indiana General Assembly beginning next month.
Five people in accompanying photo were involved in the latest Stockings for Soldiers project in Adams County.
Local residents bought and donated hundreds of varied items in two weeks to fill 78 large Christmas stockings that were mailed to U.S. military personnel in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.
The items included hard candy, chewing gum, playing cards, lip balm, sunscreen, shampoo, and personal care products.
The Geneva Town Council made year-end appointments at its regular monthly meeting this week.
The council leadership will remain the same in 2012. Dick Clutter was reappointed as council president, Jim Timmons as vice president and Doug Milligan as a council member.
The fire and police departments will also remain unchanged . John Patch was reappointed as the Geneva Fire Department chief, while Gabe Schwartz and Sam Bisel will stay on as assistant fire chiefs.
A rock-solid second half by the Bellmont Braves led by a 19-point game performance by Payton Selking found the Braves posting a 43-39 victory over Heritage at the Teepee on Saturday.
Bellmont took just 15 shots in the second half but made 10 of them as they erased a 23-18 lead that Heritage owned at halftime to go up 31-29 at the end of the third period. In that stanza, Selking danced his way through the Heritage trees for a pair of baskets but perhaps his biggest shot of the night came just before the horn sounded.