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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.
A local landmark will shutter its doors come late December.
The J & J Butler General Store, located just across the state line in Willshire, Ohio, is officially going out of business after 28 years of dedicated small-town service.
The corner store, located at the town’s only traffic signal just off U.S. 33, was started by Joe Butler in 1985.
Adams Memorial Hospital interim chief executive officer JoEllen Eidam officially had the word “interim” removed from her title Wednesday night at a meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at the Woodcrest Campus Center.
Eidam has served since January 1 as an interim CEO since former director Thomas J. Nordwick resigned.
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The morning got off to an inauspicious beginning today in Decatur when shortly before 7 a.m. a truck driver and his semi trailer became separated at the intersection of 13th and Monroe streets. The loaded trailer ended up near the parking lot at CVS pharmacy, causing traffic control headaches for local law enforcement.