Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
The South Adams Starfires’ upset victory over county rival Adams Central in sectional football play on Nov. 1, coupled with the untimely exit from the tournament trail the following day of the Bellmont volleyball squad, leaves South Adams as the last fan base standing in Adams County. Those fans are certain to be vocal when the Stars travel to Southwood Friday night for the sectional title game.
Photo by Kalvin Fiechter
The three school districts in Adams County have been awarded a total of $110,050 in Secured School Safety grants to fund School Resource Officers and make other security equipment upgrades.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced more than $9 million in grant funding to local schools and school corporations through the statewide program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.
Changes in Decatur’s ordinance governing burning of items within the city limits were given two rounds of approval at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, and will come up for a final vote Nov. 19.
Going over an early draft, city officials discussed updates to the ordinance at the previous meeting. Several parts of the proposal were questioned, so it went back to City Attorney Tim Baker for revisions. Those revisions were unveiled Tuesday night and satisfied members of city council.
Kevin Green, a representative of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, addressed the Geneva Town Council at Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting concerning recommendations for altering processes and meeting state regulations at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.
The Adams County Commissioners at Monday’s regularly scheduled weekly meeting approved a request from Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel to look at the possibility of purchasing new hoists and beds for two Volvo trucks which are deteriorating due to age and rust.
Yields are up, but commodity prices are down, as farmers in Adams County put the finishing touches on the 2013 harvest season.
After a 2012 growing season adversely affected by lingering dry weather, corn crop yields in the county are showing a marked improvement over last year, said Dawn Hummel, program technician for the Adams County office of the Farm Service Agency.
In an effort to insure that all members of the nation’s armed forces receive their holiday gifts, packages and correspondence in time for the holidays, Decatur Postmaster Weston Worth has released dates by which items need to be postmarked in order to arrive at their destination in a timely fashion.
According to Worth, “We want to remind customers about these important mailing dates” which “will help ensure cards, letters and packages arrive in time for the holidays.”
The first Adams County Jail was built in 1839 from hand-hewn lumber at a cost to taxpayers of $325. It was replaced in 1886 by a newer, brick building which served the county for nearly the next 100 years.
A Decatur man, Timothy E. Bowers, 32, died Sunday evening at Lutheran Hospital following a hunting accident Saturday afternoon.
According to information provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources which investigated the accident, Bowers was deer hunting from an elevated stand in a tree and fell approximately 16 feet to the ground. He was said to be hunting with a friend but at the time of the accident was by himself. When he did not return to meet his friend at an arranged time, the friend, unidentified by IDNR officials, went looking for Bowers.
While many Americans will held to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for (or against) various candidates and issues, Adams County voters will sit this one out.
The 2013 general election is the type which comes about every four years locally — one in which there is no reason for county residents to head for the polls on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.