Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
The Sociedad Guadalupana celebration has long been a tradition in Decatur, and after being suspended for a couple of years, it's coming back this year bigger than ever.
Guadalupe and Antonio Garza started the Sociedad Guadalupana Church on Schirmeyer St. 50 years ago to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, according to Adam Eguia of Decatur. And to mark the 50 years, a special celebration is planned for Saturday, September 1.
Local authorities are requesting the public's assistance in providing information concerning a widespread spree of mailbox vandalism overnight Sunday.
On Monday morning, the Adams County Sheriff's Department received numerous reports of damage to mailboxes. Vandals used some type of blunt object and struck the boxes, causing extensive damage, according to Detective Lt. Gary Burkhart of the sheriff's department.
Bellmont Middle School recently held its third annual NASA Camp.
NASA Camp is a space-themed, hands-on opportunity for Bellmont Middle School students to become fully immersed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). NASA developed its “Summer of Innovation” program to assist educators in providing STEM that relates to space.
Students in North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams schools will return to classes on Tuesday for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
The day will be a full day of attendance for public school students in the county.
St. Joseph and Zion Lutheran schools also begin on Tuesday.
With the start of school, Adams Central Schools officials are requesting area farmers to help with the safety of transporting students by trimming the corners of the cornfields.
According to information recently provided to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees, the Woodcrest Nursing Home received "its best State Board of Health Survey in memory," according to AHN vice president for long-term services Bill Watson.
Health care facilities throughout the state are surveyed annually by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on a wide variety of issues ranging from nursing care to dietary concerns to patient rights and much more.
Turns out U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman won't be there after all, but two state legislators will and, it's hoped, so will World War II veterans in Adams County as the rededication of the Peace Monument is held on Saturday, August 24 in Decatur.
The event to mark the 100th anniversary of the first monument built in the U.S. to be dedicated to peacetime will begin at 2:30 p.m., a time change made to accommodate Stutzman, who has since said he will be unable to attend.
Area lending institutions have been asked to submit quotes by August 20 for the issuance of $500,000 in bond anticipation notes for a rural sewer project designed to serve approximately 265 Adams County households.
Securing the preliminary funding is the next step in an estimated $4.5 million project by the Adams County Regional Sewer District to install the county's first-ever rural sewer in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
At a South Adams School Board special meeting this week, Susie Amstutz and Superintendent Scott Litwiller presented a request to the board regarding a sort of "facility upgrade" for the Migrant Education Learning Center.
One dilapidated building may soon become the target of City of Decatur action while another building, not dilapidated but long empty, apparently is going to get new life.
Responding to a question posed by Councilman Matt Dyer at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz indicated something was going to be done in the near future to perhaps effect a cleanup of the large-sized home at Jackson and Second streets.
Speed limits in the Homestead Addition and on 550 N. at the city's west edge will be reduced in the near future.
Acting on a request from Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, city council on Tuesday adopted on two readings an ordinance lowering limits in both areas. Third and final passage is expected at the August 20 meeting.