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December 20th

Sculpture Walk a city first -- Number 11 on our countdown

December 20, 2012

    The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    
    It was the first event of its kind in Decatur, and it has been ranked as the No. 11 news story of 2012.

December 19th

City may buy downtown building -- Stipulation could derail deal with hospital board

December 19, 2012

    The City of Decatur owns the corner of Second and Monroe streets where the onetime sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building stood before its recent demolition, and it's possible the city may one day own the building on the corner across Second St.
    Mayor John Schultz revealed at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the city made a bid on the onetime First State Bank building on the southeast corner of the intersection, a structure owned by the Adams Health Network (AHN) for a number of years.

SSHS provided benefits and key changes

December 19, 2012

    Through combined efforts of key partners, the Adams County Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS) initiative has provided the following benefits:
    â—Ź Key school personnel and first responders completed National Incident Management Systems compliance and emergency crisis management training;
    â—Ź Tactical site/school safety surveys conducted at all schools;
    â—Ź School safety equipment installed/updated;

Number 12 -- Home condemned, two city residents are facing charges

December 19, 2012

    As winter begins to rear its ugly head and another year winds down, the Daily Democrat begins its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper.
    This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    Today we begin with No. 12.

    

December 18th

Working to make Adams County schools safer

December 18, 2012

    In the wake of the latest incidence of school violence, this time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the national conversation has turned to what the nation must to do protect our children, ensure their safety, and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. 

Solid waste costs to rise

December 18, 2012

    Adams County will pay an additional $5.26 for each truck load of solid waste hauled from the county transfer station during 2013, and an additional 44 cents per ton to dispose of that refuse at the Jay County landfill.
    The increases were triggered by a 1.8 percent jump in the federal Consumer Price Index, as spelled out in contracts between the Adams County Solid Waste Management District and Luginbill Trucking and Waste Management Inc. for the hauling and disposal of that waste.

Funding for sign is given approval

December 18, 2012

    The city of Berne has agreed to provide $8,000 in County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds for the purchase and erection of a welcome sign on the city's north side.
    David Baumgartner, president of the Berne Community Development Corp., was present at last week's city council meeting to request the city's help in purchasing the "gateway sign."

December 17th

Taxes, jobs, health care top issues -- Lehman says gay marriage ban may take a back seat

December 17, 2012

    Taxes, jobs and health care are expected to be among the predominate topics during the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly.
    A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, however, may take a back seat this time around.
    Those were the views expressed by State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, during a town hall-type meeting held Saturday morning at Adams Central High School. Only a handful of area residents attended the event.

AC okays co-teaching plan

December 17, 2012

    Adams Central Elementary School is set to try co-teaching with its second grade class taught by Carrie Aschliman beginning with the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.
    Elementary school Principal Terri Laurent told the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday that after trying for the past few years to adopt a five-year-old girl, Aschliman received a last-minute phone call that everything was finally in order and ready to go.

Three defendants are handed prison terms

December 17, 2012

    Prison sentences were handed down amid a busy Friday before Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
    Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey said Matthew C. Bodle, 30, Decatur, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and will be sentenced on Thursday of this week.
    Meanwhile, Birdine Cole Sr., 47, Bluffton, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to two years in prison.

 

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