Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
The home of Dewey and Angie Gillispie, 818 N 3rd St., Decatur, pictured above, has been selected by the Callithumpian Committee as the winner of this year’s House Decorating Contest. Judging was held Monday evening. Placing second was the home of Ken and Chris Sutton, 111 S. 7th St. Third place was awarded to Roger Lee, 813 Bush St., while the fourth-place prize was awarded to the home of Brad McBride and Caroll Burgo, 409 Bellmont Road.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert reported to the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon on changes in staff and the number of individuals enrolled in his department's program.
It’s that time of year again. The time when pleasant temperatures and sunny skies yield to the realities of autumn.
And just to make sure local residents understand the change, the National Weather Service office in northern Indiana has uttered that nasty four-letter word for the first time of the approaching winter season.
Yes, snow is in the forecast for Decatur and Adams County this week.
Craig Whitman and his 15-month-old daughter Lillian went for a pleasant stroll along Mercer Avenue Monday afternoon. It could be their last such trip for a while as colder temperatures and the possibility of snow are forecast for this week.
Photo by J Swygart
The South Adams school board, meeting last week in regular session, approved the adoption of a Fire and Rescue Career and Technical Education pilot class for the 2014-15 school year. Geneva firefighter Art Booth had approached high school principal Trent Lehman last spring concerning the possibility of offering such a class through South Adams Schools, to be taught at the Geneva fire station.
The Adams Central High School Marching Band, known as The Squadron of Sound, is on its way to semi-state competition after receiving a gold rating Saturday at the Lafayette Jefferson regional contest. Woodlan and Bluffton also earned gold ratings at Lafayette and advanced to semi-state in Class D. The state marching band finals will be held Nov. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Sasha J. Hunt, 22, Berne, was charged with attempted murder, a class A felony, and neglect of a dependent, a class C felony, after police say she tried to kill her 3-month-old son.
According to a probable cause affidavit, on Oct. 13 Hunt placed a sock in or over the mouth of her son and wound tape around his head to hold the sock in place. Hunt then allegedly wrapped her son in a blanket, placed him face down on a pillow inside a closet, closed the door, and walked away.
The former Dunbar Furniture Company building that has blighted the city landscape for several years may soon be gone, according to Berne City Attorney Jim Beitler.
Beitler told the city council Tuesday he recently met with representatives from Indianapolis and Fort Wayne firms regarding the property and feels the city will be ready to move into “phase two” of its plan to eliminate the eyesore.
Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg informed county commissioners of the pending sale of properties with delinquent taxes within the county at Tuesday’s weekly commission meeting.