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October 9th

No renovation for old AC structure

October 9, 2013

    When the new section of Adams Central School was completed, officials began discussing what to do with the remaining old section. A few years later, the school district's board of education is once again looking for a solution for the aging structure.
    Jeremy Ringger, president of Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, met with the board Tuesday night to share his recommendation as to whether the school should spend more than $300,000 to renovate the facility.

October 8th

Monroe Lions Club celebrates 60 years

October 8, 2013

    For 60 years the Monroe Lions Club has been a part of the Adams County community and Monday evening its members, along with members of the Decatur and Union Township Lions, celebrated that fact with a dinner, featuring charter member Paul Zurcher as the speaker.

SWCD office closed until fed offices open

October 8, 2013

    The shutdown of the federal government has reached out to impact Adams County. Soil and Water Conservation District Director Ryan Noblitt reported to county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday that the office he shares with the United States Department of Agriculture will be closed until all federal government offices reopen.

Minor smoke damage after wood shop fire at BHS

October 8, 2013

    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched to Bellmont High School at 3:40 p.m. Monday when a fire alarm was pulled and smoke detectors in the building were triggered.
    The school was evacuated after a drum sander in the wood shop caught fire for unknown reasons, according to a spokesperson for the department. The fire was quickly extinguished, however smoke filled the building making it necessary for firefighters to ventilate the structure before returning to the station at 4:50.

October 7th

Lehman Park Festival

October 7, 2013

Cole Barger 3, of Berne, was all smiles as he sat atop a pony during the fourth annual Lehman Park Harvest Festival held Saturday in Berne.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
 

Debit card scam reported

October 7, 2013

    Officials from First Merchants Bank on Friday announced a higher than usual amount of reports from customers and non-cusotmers receiving suspicious phone calls from an automated system asking customers to enter debit card information.
    The caller identifies themselves as a representative of the bank and states there is an issue with the customer's debit card and asks the individual to enter his or her debit card number and expiration date.

Bellmont HS Homecoming royalty for ‘13

October 7, 2013

Freddy Fuelling and Natalie Busse were crowned 2013 Homecoming king and queen Friday night at Worthman Stadium. Light rain fell earlier in the evening, but New Haven’s 54-14 victory over the Braves put the real damper on the evening’s festivities.The Braves wore special National Guard uniforms, a tribute that high schools in Indiana are instituting each week this season in honor of those who serve in the nation’s armed services.

Photo by Deb Shannon

October 4th

Home detention for ex-city employee

October 4, 2013

    Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan A. Eichhorn, 57, Decatur, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to a plea agreement negotiated by her attorney, Stanley L. Campbell, Fort Wayne, and Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher E. Harvey.

Monroe eyes costly sewer line upgrade

October 4, 2013

    Monroe Town Council on Thursday evening heard a presentation from a representative of Gorman-Rupp Pumps on upgrades needed to fix sanitary sewage lines that run from Monroe to Berne’s wastewater treatment plant. The cost for the project has been estimated at $23,000.
    Council President Al Lehman used an analogy to describe the predicament the town is in, saying, “We can spend $20,000 to fix an old car, or $20,000 to get a new one. That is the position we are in.”

Former Mayor Harold Miller recalled fondly

October 4, 2013

    “It’s a sad day for Decatur,” said mayor John Schultz when informed of the passing of former Decatur mayor Harold Miller, 83, who died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Schultz said he feels those who step forward to serve the community are greatly unappreciated, and Miller was no exception.

    GAS CITY —  Bellmont took step No. 1 on its mission to win a 10th...
GREAT START, HISTORICAL FINISH—The unlikely group of upstart Braves are seen above at the...
ON TO THE IRISH PITCH— Former Bellmont and University of Saint Francis standout, Sam Meyer...

 

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