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September 25th

Early voting schedule announced

September 25, 2012

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting will be available in the  courthouse from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, November 2.
    Also scheduled are Saturday voting hours from 8 a.m.-noon on October 27 and November 2.

No complaints, Berne’s water rates to rise

September 25, 2012

    Berne residents will see an increase on their monthly utility bills beginning in December as the city prepares for its first water rate hike in 30 years.
    A public hearing to allow community input surrounding the proposed rate increase drew no comments Monday evening during the regular meeting of Berne City Council. City officials said the rate ordinance will be formally adopted at council's October 9 meeting and will go into effect some six weeks later.

Contract for senior center roof goes to Limberlost

September 25, 2012

    A public-private endeavor to replace the roof at the South Adams Senior Center was settled Monday evening when Berne City Council awarded a bid for the project.
    Acting on a recommendation from the senior center's board of directors, the council awarded the roof project quote to Limberlost Construction in the amount of $53,850.

September 24th

Beginning of end near

September 24, 2012

    Not long after Callithumpian activities are completed in Decatur this year, a long-awaited project will begin: Demolishing the long-ignored building on the southwest corner of Second and Monroe streets downtown.
    Fleming Excavating was recently awarded the contract for the project with its low bid of some $145,000.
    "It's getting close," Mayor John Schultz said at last week's city council meeting, referring to the start of the project.

Chance meeting rekindled love affair

September 24, 2012

     Robert "Bob" Brown, who currently lives in Decatur, and Edith "Edie" (Puff) Northup of Fort Wayne, met and fell in love 50 years ago, but they were just married last Saturday, September 15, in an outdoor ceremony at the Berne American Legion post.
    The couple started dating after they met at work in 1961 when he was 21 and she was 19. They embarked on a whirlwind romance and planned on getting married until Northup's father convinced her otherwise. They were each other's first love.

County jobless rate still falling

September 24, 2012

    Adams County's unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent during August, down from 7.9 percent in June and 7.6 in July, according to statistics released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county's jobless rate has remained below 8 percent for five consecutive months after starting the year at 8.5 percent. Three years ago, in August of 2009, Adams County experienced a jobless rate of 14.1 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.0 percent.

September 21st

Police: Mom told teens to rob Amish

September 21, 2012

    The Adams County sheriff’s and Berne police departments collaborated to quickly arrest four suspects in the alleged recent attacks on members of the Amish community in the Berne area, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey
    Three people now face multiple felony charges, including armed robbery, and a fourth is facing a conspiracy charge.

Berne to hold public hearing Monday on water rate hike

September 21, 2012

    A public hearing will be held at 8 p.m. next Monday, Sept. 24, in Berne City Hall to accept community input surrounding a proposed increase in municipal water rates.
    Berne City Council recently gave its first reading to an ordinance that would boost monthly water rates for average users by $8.42 per month. The increase would represent the city's first water rate hike in more than 30 years.

Deadly deer virus is said discovered in Adams County

September 21, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly virus has killed deer in at least four Indiana counties and is suspected in dozens more.
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologist Chad Stewart said Thursday epizootic hemorrhagic disease has been confirmed in samples collected from dead deer in LaGrange, Miami, Morgan and Sullivan counties.

September 20th

Two in jail for Amish attacks

September 20, 2012

    Alejandro Lopez, 18, and David Veliz, 19, both of Fort Wayne, were arrested and an unnamed juvenile have been detained by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for their involvement with alleged crimes committed against members of the Amish community in Adams County last Monday, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey.
    The prosecutor said both men have been preliminarily detained pending charges of armed robbery and criminal confinement.

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