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November 12th

‘When every river turned against us’

November 12, 2013

    The city of Decatur is featured prominently in a soon-to-be released documentary that focuses on two statewide battles against flooding more than 100 years apart.
    The 30-minute program, "When Every River Turned Against Us — Lessons from the Great 1913 Flood," attempts to show what communities have learned in the wake of the Great Easter Flood a century ago. A five-minute segment of the film focuses on Decatur and the assistance it provided residents in the local flooding disaster of 2003.

White stuff

November 12, 2013

The first measurable snowfall of the season fell on Adams County Monday evening. City officials recorded 1 inch of the white stuff on the ground this morning.

Photo by Jannaya Andrews

November 11th

Vietnam Memorial dedicated in Sunday ceremony

November 11, 2013

    On a clear, crisp and cold November Sunday afternoon, with stiff winds snapping flags to attention, Adams County paid special tribute to its servicemen who gave their lives in the Vietnam conflict with the dedication of a granite memorial on the front lawn of the courthouse. The ceremony, appropriately, was held the day before the official Veteran's Day holiday.

Commander Jan Smith leads memorial ceremony

November 11, 2013

    Jan Smith, Commander of American Legion Post 43, served as the master of ceremonies during Sunday’s event, attended by more than 100 area residents, including several veterans of the Vietnam conflict.

 

Changing council districts?

November 11, 2013

    With some counties seeing an increase in lawsuits filed by voters claiming county districts are unfairly represented, the Adams County Board of Elections opted to take a proactive approach and attempt to redistribute the population and thus better balance the districts for county council seats.
    The county is currently divided into four districts, represented by councilmen Stan Stoppenhagen (District 1), Duwayne Herman (District 2), Eric Orr (District 3) and Phil Wulliman (District 4).

November 8th

Fewer funds for hungry families

November 8, 2013

    November 1 marked the end of the 2009 federal stimulus package which provided additional income for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s food stamp program. The expiration of stimulus funding has resulted in a reduction in benefits received by SNAP recipients of 7 percent, or $10 per month per person, according to northeast Indiana Family and Social Services Deputy Director of Communications Marnie Lemons.

North Adams officials stay abreast of hunger issues

November 8, 2013

  Many participants in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s food stamp program whose benefits were reduced beginning this month are children, according to Erin Ripley, food service director for North Adams Community Schools. Ripley said school officials recognized the challenges many students face each evening and weekends, when food may not be as readily available.

Zurcher expansion gets unofficial OK from Monroe council

November 8, 2013

    The Monroe Town Council on Thursday night heard a presentation from Brett Miller, MLS Engineering and Land surveyor, and Paul Zurcher, owner of Zurcher Tire Company, seeking the council’s permission to approach the Adams County Plan Commission in December concerning the expansion of their current building. Zurcher Tire is hoping to build a 20,000-square-foot warehouse addition to the company’s existing building.

November 7th

Geneva begins search for new school cop

November 7, 2013

    Appearing before Geneva Town Council at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday evening, town Marshall Rob Johnson announced two vacancies on his staff, including one prompted by the recent resignation of school resource officer Scott Dailey.

City’s latest target: Dilapidated garages

November 7, 2013

    Operation Cleanup in Decatur is targeting dilapidated garages and accessory structures, board of works and safety member and Code Enforcement Officer Bill Karbach told city council this week.
    Karbach said 15 such structures have been identified. Owners of the buildings will be notified to contact his department within 10 days of the notice, he said. Failure to comply could result in the city’s removal of the nuisance and the property owner will be assessed the cost.

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