Archive - 2010 - News Article
There were lots of tight squeezes on Wednesday on W. Monroe St. near 12th St. between orange warning cones set up to guide traffic on that busy street past a sewer repair site, at left behind the parked municipal truck. Photo was taken around 9:30 a.m. Monroe St. is also the route of US 224 through Decatur. (Photo by Eric Mann)
Two Fort Wayne businesses and one from Indianapolis will be interviewed next week by four members of a special committee set up to advise the Adams County commissioners about ideas to replace or renovate the building that houses Adams Superior Court and the probation department and also the Adams County Law Enforcement Center, which includes the jail and the sheriff's department.
Elementary schools in Monroeville and Hoagland will be closed as part of a $6.8 million annual cost-cutting plan approved Tuesday evening by the East Allen County Schools' board of education.
The possible closure of six elementary schools and the transformation of Paul Harding High School into a magnet school had first been announced last month by EACS Superintendent Karyle Green in light of the district's financial shortfall.
Former Bellmont High School quarterback Joel Bone, who now plays at Marian University, was severely injured Monday evening in a junior varsity football game against Anderson University.
Marian University varsity football coach Ted Karras, Jr., said this morning that Bone was injured in a tackle and suffered fractures to the top two vertebrae in his neck. He was immediately tended to by emergency personnel and taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was listed in good condition this morning.
A quilt with 100 squares was created by 25 Adams Central High School sophomores in a global studies class in four weeks.
The classmates made squares that represent their family’s heritage, then sewed the squares together by hand to make a colorful and informative quilt.
Once the work was done, each student explained to the entire class the meanings of the squares they made.
By J SWYGART
When it comes to landing grants, the city of Berne is on a roll.
Berne was one of nine Indiana communities named late last week as recipients of Downtown Enhancement Grants through the Indiana Main Street program. The grants are administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
According to an announcement from the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Berne was awarded $5,000 for new "wayfinding signage" to be placed throughout the community.
BY ERIC MANN
The smallest lake in Indiana with a boat ramp now has a wooden dock by that ramp.
The dock, 19 feet long and 4 feet wide, is courtesy of Greg Larrabee of Decatur, a Bellmont High School senior who built the structure as an Eagle Scout project on Kekionga Lake, by Evergreen Court, off Mercer Ave.
Larrabee, 18, is a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 70 and thanks his last two scoutmasters, Charlie Brune and Don Hess, for their support.
The Berne Community Development Corporation (CDC) will dedicate the Settlers Monument in the Muensterberg Plaza at the corner of US 27 and SR218 in Berne on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 2 p.m.
Jerome and Barbara Lehman of Terre Haute donated the funds for the monument, officials said in a news release. They and their family members will attend the celebration and will unveil the six foot statue of early settlers wearing 1850s attire, including a man standing with his arms outstretched and a woman holding a baby.