Archive - 2010 - News Article
Jim Compton, executive director of the United Way of Adams County (UWAC), has announced that the Eli Lilly Foundation in Indianapolis has approved the UWAC for a grant which will provide matching funds.
“During the present campaign to raise funds for 2011, all new donors’ gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar,” Compton said. “For those who were able to support the United Way last year, any increase will be matched dollar for dollar.
The 98-year-old, onetime Pennsylvania Railroad depot on Seventh St. hasn't been forgotten.
The empty building is in line for some future repairs and it could even get an occupant before long, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Andy's Coney Bar will hold a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. this Friday at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, 1703 High St., Decatur.
Andy's —a new business in Decatur to hopefully open the first of the year — will be serving coney dogs, chili and old-fashioned root beer on Friday. Also planned, organizers said, are sales of cotton candy, children's activities, a silent auction, raffles and more.
Officials from Trine University Middle College have announced a partnership with North Adams Community Schools that will expand the college's concurrent enrollment program and will allow BHS students to take pre-calculus (MA 123) classes for college credit at Trine.
Bellmont pre-calculus teachers Michael Macke and Kent Arnold will serve as Trine adjunct professors, according to an announcement from the Angola school.
Clayton Lengerich, a senior at Adams Central High School and president of his class all four years, is the 2010 winner of the annual Adams County Good Citizen award presented by the Antoine Rivarre Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The runnersup were seniors from Bellmont High School, Joe Baker, and from South Adams High School, Sam Amstutz.
Students who enter the contest are judged on dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Scoring is computed as follows:
"Moving along very well" and "ahead of or on schedule" were the words used at the November meeting of the school board to describe Adams Central School's construction and renovation project.
The speaker was former board member Barry Ehinger, who now oversees the project as the board's hired representative. Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne is the prime contractor on the design-build job.
For more than 30 years, Sue Eichhorn has been a mail carrier at the Decatur Post Office, including the past 26 years on rural route five.
She was recently honored by the U.S. Postal Service for achieving that milestone. A certificate signed by E. Lynn Smith, the manager of the Fort Wayne district of the USPS, congratulated Eichhorn for her service and added, "Over the years, there have been many changes and improvements in the postal service. Your contribution assisted in making these changes possible."
Although delivered calmly, the Veterans' Day address by Hank Mayer, a retired lieutenant-colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, minced no words as he delivered numerous jabs in several directions.
More than 100 people attended the downtown ceremony on Madison St. in front of American Legion Post 43.
It's formally known as TNRD80001011.
That's the 18,000th Formula boat built since 1989 at the Thunderbird Products plant in Decatur: a 35-foot, twin-engine craft destined to be used on The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. It has a top speed of 55 mph.