January 16th, 2015
Adams County Superior and Circuit Courts, in partnership with the Adams County prosecutor’s office, the county probation department, the three county schools, Park Center, the county sheriff’s department and Drug Free Adams County, is beginning a Teen Court program and is in need of teen volunteers.
A light snow that fell across the area late Tuesday evening treated residents to the beauty of winter among the everyday world, like this rustic barn just east of Willshire.
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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.