Archive - 2013 - News Article
Nancy Manuel and Deb Mishler of the local Purdue Extension Service updated the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon on the status of their program to address childhood obesity in Adams County. Manuel, the extension service's health and science educator, informed the commissioners that the agency had applied for and received a $20,000 childhood obesity grant through the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative.
The United Way of Adams County held its annual campaign kickoff on Wednesday, presenting two new co-chairs to the board: Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil.
The event marks the start of the 2013-2014 campaign season and a new and higher goal of $200,002 to be raised.
The kickoff luncheon honored the 2013 Campaign Pacesetters who raised over $60,000 last year, the agencies, and the campaign team.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Plans are well under way for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Callithumpian Festival and parade.
According to a Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, the deadline for any groups or organizations who wish to list events or ads in the Callithumpian brochure is Saturday.
Forms for various events, parade entries, booths and the House Decorating Contest are available at the Chamber office, 125 E Monroe St., or online at http://www.decaturchamber.org/.
For more information, call the Chamber, 724-2604.
Maybe it's no more than a proverbial pipe dream. Maybe chances aren't much better than hitting it big on a lottery. Maybe.
The town of Geneva will be the first community in Indiana to be designated as a "Bird Town" by the Indiana Audubon Society, Limberlost State Historic Site Manager Randy Lehman reported at last night's Geneva Town Council meeting. The achievement will be recognized with an official ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the historic site, located at 200 East Sixth St. in Geneva, when representatives of the state Audubon organization will make a formal presentation to village officials.
Adams County residents will soon be able to pay their taxes by credit card over the counter, Treasurer Tom Krueckberg reported to the county commissioners at Tuesday's weekly meeting.
The new service will begin on January 1.
A local manufacturing company is on the cutting edge of the digital electronic technology revolution with the recent addition of a three-dimensional sand printer to their operation.
Hoosier Pattern, Inc., located in a relatively innocuous and nondescript cinderblock building on 10th Street south of Washington Street in Decatur, is utilizing tomorrow's technology today as they transition their manufacturing business into the digital age with the recent purchase of an ExOne S Max 3D sand printer.
A Decatur woman was charged by local police Saturday morning after she was allegedly involved in an incident with her van.
A police report released today said Alicia M. Susnjar, 34, Piedmont Lane, Decatur, was arrested after a 10:20 a.m. incident in which witnesses said Susnjar was driving her van west on Bellmont Boulevard near Clermont Avenue and drove at what one witness said was "full speed" directly at a pedestrian, Jerrad W. Impton, 40, Fort Wayne.
Berne City Councilman Mark Wynn will retain his seat on that panel, despite a Sept. 1 starting date as Adams County's Director of Building and Planning.
Berne City Attorney Jim Beitler on Friday said the Indiana Attorney General's office has ruled that Wynn would not violate "dual-office" guidelines contained in the Indiana Code by holding the two public offices.
Adams County Memorial Hospital (AMH) interim Chief Executive Officer JoEllen Eidam, meeting with the Adams Health Network (AHN) board on Wednesday night, reported on the success the hospital has had marketing its involvement with the Stroke Now network.