Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
Honor Flight Northeast Indiana will send 80 WWII veterans — several of them from Adams County — to Washington D.C., on Wednesday, departing from the the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne International Airport.
The veterans, volunteer guardians, and families, will gather at the 122 Fighter Wing by 6 a.m. as breakfast will be provided by Air National Guard volunteers. Veterans and guardians will start boarding the aircraft between 7 and 7:30 a.m., with a projected 8 a.m. takeoff, according to a news release.
Artistic expressions have come home in Van Wert, Ohio, thanks to a man who made a fortune on the road.
The three-year-old Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Van Wert was featured in a presentation given Monday to some 30 people at a Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Woodcrest Retirement Community. The center was built mostly because of the farsightedness and the finances of a man who grew up there, then moved away: Scott Niswonger.
Ninety-three years after being placed on an interior wall of the new Kirkland Township High School, the large marble plaque with the names of the school trustee, the advisory board, the Adams County school superintendent, the building architect, and the builders of the school has been removed.
The plaque will be given to Adams Central Community Schools for display purposes, since the Kirkland Township school district was closed some 60 years ago when it became part of the AC district.
Help has come to Operation Help.
The Decatur-based food bank shut down a week ago because of a lack of money and delayed delivery of government-provided groceries. Both problems have been resolved, however, and Operation Help is operating normally again.
Mary Jo Toole, who heads the food bank, said Thursday that the site in the basement of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur is open today from 1-3 p.m. and will maintain its usual hours, which are 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday.
The Grand Old Party had a grand old evening in Adams County Tuesday, sweeping all contested county races in the November general election balloting.
Republican candidates posted what had to be considered upset victories over three sitting Democrats, held onto two other contested seats, and filled a pending vacancy in the county sheriff's office (see related story).
Republican Shane Rekeweg breezed to an easy victory Tuesday in general election balloting and will be the next sheriff of Adams County.
Rekeweg captured just over 50 percent of the vote throughout the county, while two Democrats — one running as an independent candidate — split the remainder of the ballots. The 39-year-old Rekeweg polled 4,805 votes during Tuesday's balloting, while Democrat Jon Fuhrman garnered 2,876 votes and independent Terry Nevil attracted 1,881 ballots.
Monday's Decatur City Council meeting, bumped up a day so as not to conflict with today's election, was more of an educational affair than a business meeting.
Webelos Scouts from Den 3 of Cub Scout Pack 3070, their leaders and some parents attended the meeting in City Hall, and the boys were given a full agenda by Mayor John Schultz. The Scouts got together with the mayor and council to talk and ask questions before the meeting, sat in on the meeting, then fired off a few more questions near the end of the meeting.
Officials of North Adams Schools have established the North Adams School Fund (NASF) within the Adams County Community Foundation to offer assistance and support to needy local students who attend NACS schools.
Wylie Sirk, North Adams school superintendent, said in a news release, "The discussion for the fund began last school year. Since 2008, our community has witnessed a growing concern for families which have experienced serious financial challenges.
Adams County voters go the the polls on Tuesday to make decisions in a number of local races, in addition to state and national races.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Adams County.
Adams County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barb Engle has announced that any Democratic voter who wants a ride to a polling place anywhere in Adams County on Tuesday should call 724-7408.