Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
Full-time municipal employees in Berne would receive a $600 across-the-board pay increase in 2012, pending city council's approval, according to a proposal announced Monday evening by Mayor John Minch. The pay raise equals approximately 1.55 percent for each employee.
Mounted animals, birds, and fish, plus animal pelts, will be part of the pageantry as the City of Decatur celebrates its 175th anniversary on August 18-28.
The free display of mounted creatures will be held in Riverside Center on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with setup time the day before, from 3-6 p.m.
Local taxidermist Dick Beard will show off an elk he mounted that stands nine feet tall (counting its antlers), plus an antelope, a bobcat, a mule deer, and a white-tailed deer.
Rod Mosser, a former coach and teacher at South Adams, Adams Central and Bluffton high schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Berne City Council.
Mosser, a Democrat, said he looks forward to using his education and work experience to help move Berne forward.
The District 3 seat is currently held by first-term Republican Mark Wynn.
Hoagland Days opens Thursday and will run through Saturday in Hoagland Park, sponsored by the Hoagland-Area Advancement Association.
Thursday, June 16
Merchants' tent open during fair hours.
4:30-6:30 p.m.—Registration for the greased pig contest at the park arena area.
5-10 p.m.—Food court open in the food tent.
6 p.m.—Midway rides operate.
Agreements were finalized Thursday evening between North Adams Community Schools and Ivy Tech Community College and IPFW as one of the final steps necessary to transform Bellmont High School into one of the few Early College High Schools in the state of Indiana.
A brief ceremony was held in the school district's administrative office as officials from Ivy Tech and the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to accept college credits earned by students at Bellmont.
It won't be soon and it may not even be this year, but in the not-too-distant future the City of Decatur is going to have something it's never had before: a redevelopment commission.
Decatur City Council started the ball rolling at its meeting Tuesday night and while Mayor John Schultz said "there is no rush," the mayor and council members seemed enthusiastic about beginning the process.
Free annual marionette shows presented at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System were seen by close to 200 people on Monday.
Two presentations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" were given.
The handmade wooden puppets, moved by strings, are from the Stevens Puppets company in Bristol, Indiana, owned since 1993 by Dan Raynor. The Stevens Puppets were created in 1933 and the firm is one of just three marionette troupes at work in the United States.
Operation Cleanup, the program designed to spruce up Decatur for its 175th birthday celebration in August, is building momentum as June and hot weather arrive.
Police officers patrol on bicycles, motorcycles, segways and horses, so why not on a golf cart?
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson suggested the idea to council members at Tuesday's meeting, noting, "I have received a lot of positive feedback from the community." Council members also supported the idea of police officers using a golf cart.
As the work on 13th St. is winding down, other projects are rapidly approaching and, according to what Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council at its meeting Tuesday night, "We're going to be seeing a lot of activity pretty soon."
Right after the Fourth of July, LICA Construction Corp. of Berne and Portland will begin a major milling and resurfacing of US 224 from Front St. (by the Chamber of Commerce office) to the Ohio line. The project is expected to be completed in late August.