Archive - 2010 - News Article
The second drug interdiction operation in eight months in Decatur was aimed today at eight adults and two juveniles, charged with dealing in marijuana, cocaine, prescription pain medicine, and mushrooms. The operation is entitled "Operation Fall Harvest."
The previous drug bust this year was held in March and netted 17 people.
North Adams school officials were just checking to see which way the wind is blowing. And presently it's pretty calm out there.
School board members listened Tuesday to a sales pitch seeking the local school district's investment in a statewide wind farm project. And they did so armed in advance with a legal opinion from state attorneys that such investments are not currently permissible.
Sixty years after the Korean War began in 1950, between 2,000 and 3,000 people gathered at Adams Central School in Monroe on Tuesday for AC's annual tribute to Veterans' Day, an event that spotlighted local veterans of the Korean conflict.
"Together we stand" was the theme of the program set up and operated the high school's History Club.
Only two years after ending two decades on the Adams Central school board, Steve Bailey was sworn in to his old seat at Tuesday's board meeting, having replaced Barry Ehinger, who resigned to be the board's hired overseer of AC's $10 million construction and renovation project.
Bailey was also named to the board's negotiations committee, filling another vacancy left by Ehinger's departure.
The swearing-in was done by AC's legal counsel, Adam Miller.
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).