Archive - May 2011 - News Article
Hughes wins Fort Wayne primary
A former Allen County councilwoman —and former head of the Chamber of Commerce in Decatur — won the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry in the November election.
Paula Hughes got 56 percent of the vote to easily win a five-candidate field in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
The Journal Gazette reports Hughes says she’ll challenge city spending under Henry and plans to cut the mayor’s salary and take-home vehicle.
Will someone from Purdue University attend next Monday's meeting of the Adams County Commissioners to help the three executives decide whether to fill a vacancy on the staff of Purdue's Cooperative Extension Service office in Decatur?
That was the unanswered question after a lengthy debate held Monday.
During Monday's discussion about whether or not to break the county hiring freeze and fill an educator's position in the county extension office, Commissioner Ed Coil pointed out that due to budget cutbacks, the highway department has lost seven employees in the past four years (largely by retirements) and only recently replaced one of them.
Voters in the North Adams Schools district will be the only Adams County residents going to the polls Tuesday as they decide whether to approve or reject a North Adams request for $1.25 million over a seven-year period.
Only registered voters who reside in the North Adams district are eligible to vote on Tuesday.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Some precincts will vote at the same site. The voting places:
Bellmont Theatre at Bellmont High School was formally renamed "Erekson Memorial Theatre" on Saturday night in a ceremony following a student production of the musical "The Phantom of the Opera."
The posthumous honor was accorded to Reid and Evelyn Erekson, who were in charge of BHS plays from 1970-81 and who both died in 1990.