Archive - Nov 6, 2012 - News Article
It was another Republican sweep in Adams County Tuesday, with the biggest surprise an upset pulled off by Chad Kukelhan, who defeated longtime circuit court judge Frederick Schurger, garnering over 52 percent of the vote.
Other winners in contested races were: Deb Stimpson, Recorder; Leslie Cook, Coroner; Tony Mellencamp, Dennis Bluhm and Randy Colclasure, three county council seats.
Voting was reported heavy in a number of Decatur and Adams County precincts this morning as local voters looked to cast their ballots on not only national and state
races, but local contests as well.
A number of races dotted the local ballots including, for the first time, North Adams school board elections. Four candidates are seeking two District 1 seats while there are six candidates for two District 2 seats.
Due to the high unemployment in the community, a group of concerned Adams County residents has developed a new program to help people in times of difficulty.
"In the past 12 months there has been a new team of local people who are concerned for the many people in our neighborhoods that have faced loss of jobs, illness, and other costly events in their lives," said a statement issued by the group.
Adams Wells Crisis Center (AWCC) officials have announced that their recent event, "Cooking for a Cause," raised more than $7,000 for the shelter. Of that $7,000, the live auction raised $3,900.
Josh Krueckeberg donated his auctioneering services and Rick Teboe donated the DJ service, according to shelter officials. City police officer Jim Franze won the honor of having the best food dish while Deputy Sheriff Dan Mawhorr won for most creative dish and Jim Verrone won for having the best decorated table.