Archive - 2010 - News Article
BY ERIC MANN
New Hope Church now has new quarters.
The nondenominational church founded in December of 2006 had held worship services since that time in a former business location at Village Green Shopping Center, but recently made a big move by buying the buildings at the former Grey Goose Golf Club here, plus seven and a half acres of land on that site.
Pizza King in Decatur will host United Way Day this Friday, with five percent of all the restaurant's sales that day going to the United Way of Adams County campaign.
Hours for the special event will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
Pizza King owner/operator Steve Christner said United Way volunteers wiil "bussing" tables during the special hours.
The United Way campaign has a goal of $202,010.
A Monroe woman who spent the past three school years as a paraprofessional in the "intense intervention room" (IIR) at Adams Central School resigned recently due to her concerns about "lack of staff and the safety issues we face daily."
What weighs 11,000 tons and costs $750,000?
According to comments made at Monday's session of the Adams County Commissioners by Commissioner Doug Bauman, that refers to a mistake made by the Brooks Construction company of Fort Wayne and/or its asphalt supplier before resurfacing State Rd. 116 west of Geneva this year.
Bauman, who lives on that stretch of highway, said he was told the asphalt was not properly made and had to be removed and replaced.
Purdue University professor Chris Hurt delivered an analysis of current national economic thinking, along with Purdue's annual agricultural predictions, in Monday's Ag Outlook event at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe, sponsored by the Purdue extension office in Adams County.
The handicap access ramp on the west side of the Adams County Courthouse has been closed for repairs and may be open again in about two weeks, depending on weather.
In the meantime, the county commissioners have put in place procedures to assist those who have physical disabilities in being served by Adams Circuit Court, the county clerk, and the county prosecutor, all of which have their offices in the courthouse.
A breakdown in the relay system at an American Electric Power substation on US 224 in Decatur caused a power failure at midafternoon Monday that affected more than 1,400 AEP customers in the city and in the rural area extending several miles west of Decatur.
Dave Mayne, a spokesman at the Indiana and Michigan Power office in Fort Wayne, said this morning that the problem occurred shortly after 3 p.m. and all customers were reconnected by 5:36 p.m.
The outage stretched as far west as the Preble area.
Despite a slower than average previous month that caused a $232,254 drop in revenues at the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH), hospital trustees recently learned that the hospital still is $318,791 in the black for the 2010 year.
"Most rural hospitals our size would be tickled pink to have the financial picture we do," pointed out Adams Health Network (AHN) Executive Director Marvin L. Baird after the financial report was delivered to trustees by Dane Wheeler, AHN chief financial officer.
Five members of a Fort Wayne family were injured in a car-buggy mishap at 6:53 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27.
An Adams County Sheriff's Department report said the accident occurred when a buggy driven by John V. Shetler, Jr., 19, rural Geneva, pulled out of a driveway near C.R. 300S onto U.S. 27 into the path of a car driven northbound by Brad A. Canter, 38, Fort Wayne.
The occupants of the Canter vehicle were injured in the resulting collision and taken to area hospitals.
Purdue plays its final home football game of the 2010 season this Saturday and if you wander around the tailgating which will be in evidence, you may see the famed Boilermaker Hearse.
It comes from Decatur and it has become famous enough to make a special national tailgate list produced earlier this season by The Associated Press.