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December 11th

Senior nutrition site closing -- Attendance decline, voucher program cited

December 11, 2012

    Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS) has announced the upcoming closure of the Adams County Nutrition Site located in Riveside Center in Decatur.
    Due to a decline in attendance, the last day of operation will be Monday, December 31, 2012, AIHS said.
    The announcement said current participants in the program will have the option of joining the restaurant voucher program that has been operating since 2010 at Spring Garden Restaurant, 1401 Winchester Road, Decatur.

Berne has 2 options on waste water -- Both ‘fairly expensive’

December 11, 2012

    Berne City Council on Monday got its first glimpse at costly options that will bring the city's waste water treatment operation into complete compliance with new state limits on the amount of ammonia that can legally be discharged to area rivers and streams.
    The city of Berne is under a mandate from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to reduce the amount of ammonia contained in its waste water effluent by the year 2015.

Meshberger’s, LICA are sold

December 11, 2012

    The Indianapolis-based Heritage Group, under the name of its subsidiaries — Aggregates Inc. and Milestone Contractors — has acquired Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation and LICA Construction Corp.
    Caleb Brown, representing Aggregates Inc., said the Meshberger firm's name would be changed to the Aggregates name while LICA Construction would take on the name of Milestone Contractors.
Brown said that both companies would continue to operate with the same personnel employed by the local firms.

December 10th

Pettibone opposed board changes

December 10, 2012

    When the State Board of Education at a meeting last week approved changes to how teachers and school administrators are licensed in Indiana, the vote was 9-2.
    One of the two board members to vote in opposition was Adams Central Superintendent Mike Pettibone.

'Doesn't let his disabilities hold him back' : coach

December 10, 2012

    "He's a great kid, works hard and sure doesn't let his disabilities hold him back," said Woodlan wrestling Coach Tony Girod of a member of his varsity squad.
    Girod was referring to sophomore Nic Hoot, who wrestles at 113 pounds — despite his lack of a left foot, a lower right leg (from the knee) and some fingers.
    Nic was born in Russia without the extremities, apparently caused by a botched abortion.

More than water being retained at Monroe area

December 10, 2012

    If you're walking your dog, or plan to dump your grass clippings or other dead vegetation, you may want to make sure you're following the rules.
    Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez told the Monroe Town Council on Thursday night that he has received several complaints from residents living near the retention area on the southwest side of town that someone has been dumping grass clippings, and even old pumpkins, in the retention ditch.

December 7th

Mayor: Educational exchange could come soon

December 7, 2012

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz doesn't expect any immediate economic benefits to come from last week's visit by a Chinese delegation, but he does think an educational exchange could occur in the near future.
    Schultz said at this week's city council meeting that mayors he has talked to who have had exchanges with the Chinese say it takes several years before any possible economic development materialize.

Military vehicles, artifacts on block

December 7, 2012

    AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — World War II memorabilia collectors, tell your family and friends that this weekend offers a golden opportunity to find your Christmas present.
    On Saturday, Auctions American by RM will auction off more than 80 World War II-vintage military vehicles and more than 100 additional military artifacts from the National Military History Center in Auburn.

NAdams board is likely to fill seat

December 7, 2012

    The North Adams school board is expected to make an appointment that will bring its ranks to seven to start 2013 when the board meets in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    Four board members were handed seats in the November general election as the board makes the transition from a five-member panel to a seven-member group. Elected to new four-year terms were current board president Tim Ehlerding and newcomer Mark Bulmahn, who were the top vote-getters in Districts 1 and 2, respectively.

December 6th

One down, one to go -- But what to do with the exposed wall?

December 6, 2012

    One is down and one is yet to fall.
    The former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop has been demolished and next up will be the onetime street department garage between the city pool and police station. Mayor John Schultz gave updates on both projects at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
    The now-empty lot at Second and Monroe streets has been seeded, "a temporary thing until we decide what to do there," the mayor said.

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