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March 14th

Funds OKed for county comm center repairs

March 14, 2012

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, meeting with the Adams County Council on Tuesday, requested and received a transfer from the cumulative jail fund of approximately $75,500 for repairs to the dispatch center located in the Adams County Jail.
    Rekeweg said the dispatch center is in need of some cosmetic repairs, such as painting and new carpeting; however the bulk of repair work that should be addressed immediately is the infrastructure itself.

March 13th

Funeral fall, death bring $6M lawsuit

March 13, 2012

    FORT WAYNE—  The husband of a Fort Wayne woman who fell from the stage at Bellmont High School during a 2010 military funeral and later died has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit, according to a Fort Wayne television station.
    Details of the suit were not available this morning, but it was believed the action was filed in U.S. Federal Court in Fort Wayne.

County court system hailed as ‘rock solid’

March 13, 2012

    Stating that the court system in Adams County is "rock solid" in its goal of delivering fair and impartial justice to county residents, Superior Court Judge Patrick Miller said Monday there nonetheless are issues that "cannot be ignored" regarding court facilities and the safety of those who visit the sites.

Berne change saves money

March 13, 2012

    Acting upon the recommendation of the state auditor's office, Berne City Council changed its process for the purchase of two discharge pumps for the city's waste water treatment plant. And the move ended up saving the city a substantial sum of money.

March 12th

Lawmakers push spending, education in final hours

March 12, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers ended their 2012 legislative session early Saturday after racing through a sprawling education and spending plan.
    The last measure they approved this year is a plan that pays $6 million to state fair victims and $80 million for full-day kindergarten, and puts more money for state reserves before an automatic tax refund is triggered. It also changes the rules governing Indiana's charter schools and officials tasked with turning faltering schools around.

NA lands major tech grant

March 12, 2012

    North Adams Community Schools is one of 23 school corporations statewide to be named as a recipient of state education department technology grant funding.
    The Indiana Department of Education announced this week that the selected school corporations will receive up to $200,000 each to implement classroom technology projects. The grants, totaling $3 million, were awarded through Indiana’s classroom innovation grant program, which is funded primarily through the David C. Ford educational technology fund.

BHS will host 3-team baseball fight vs. cancer

March 12, 2012

    Bellmont High School Baseball Coach Ben Fawbush has announced that the team this year will be hosting a new, annual event known as the “Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.”
    The event will be held on a rotating basis by all three Adams County high schools: Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams.
    The purpose and goal of this event, Fawbush said, is to not only raise funds for cancer research, but to raise awareness and support for the cure of any and all cancers. 

March 9th

Couple seeks to bring boy to America

March 9, 2012

    “How could we say, 'God, we will adopt any child you provide us, except that little one there in the wheelchair?'” This was the realization that a local couple, Rocky and Lily Evans, came to while searching to adopt a child this past December.
    Rocky, who is the creative arts director at The Bridge Community Church in Decatur, and Lily, a nurse for a local doctor, knew they wanted to adopt and kept sensing it was to be a special needs child.

Science Central set for Spotlight

March 9, 2012

    A new addition to Spotlight on Business Expo this year is the Science Central presentation, Outreach to Space.
    The program will convert the display area in the Bellmont Middle School gymnasium into a home base for exploration, according to officials of the Fort Wayne-based Science Central. Interactive exhibits, designed and built by San Francisco's famed Exploratorium, are guaranteed to inspire minds from ages 2-102 as they discover astronomy, space travel and so much more, Science Central officials said. 

Time for city redistricting...if needed

March 9, 2012

    Armed with figures provided by the recent US Census, the City of Decatur in the coming months will be looking at its voting districts for possibly redrawing the maps for voting balance.
    City Attorney Tim Baker told city council at its meeting this week that redistricting must be done this year. Once new population figures are obtained from the county clerk, Baker said, an assessment of the districts can be made.
    "It could be that we won't have to make any changes," he remarked.

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