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August 27th

Berne moves forward on sewer work

August 27, 2013

    Berne is one step closer to renovations of the city's sewer system after bonds for the project were reviewed and accepted Monday by city council.
    The city received a estimates from Boze, McKinney and Evans Law Firm out of Indianapolis and Barnes and Thomburg law firm of Fort Wayne for bonds both with and without a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN).

Second arrest in Ossian bank heist

August 27, 2013

    A second Fort Wayne resident has been charged in connection with the robbery of an Ossian bank last May.
    Cameron Patterson, 28, is identified in federal court documents as “Suspect 3.” in the robbery. Dontae Travier, 29, was arrested last month. Both men are each charged with armed bank robbery and aiding in an armed bank robbery.

Buchan wins land lease

August 27, 2013

    Bids were opened Tuesday afternoon by the Adams County Commissioners for a three-year lease of the 133 tillable acres of farmland owned by the county and located adjacent to County Road 200 E. Prior to opening the bids, Commissioner Kim Fruechte recused himself from the process due to familial connections to one of the bidders.

August 26th

Monument rededicated

August 26, 2013

    A large crowd gathered at the courthouse square on Saturday to celebrate the rededication of the Peace Monument built 100 years before. A monument that was created with the conviction that our country was worth defending and worth honoring, as State Sen. Travis Holdman explained.

Mayor exists hospital after surgery

August 26, 2013

    Mayor John Schultz left Adams Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after minor surgery.
    He is expected to rest at home for a few days before returning to City Hall.
    Third District Councilman Bill Crone took over for Schultz in the Mayor's Challenge Saturday morning against Berne Mayor Bill McKean. Mayor Pro Tem and Fourth District Councilman Ken Meyer represented the city at the Peace Monument rededication on Saturday.

County to help struggling homeowners

August 26, 2013

    County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg recently  updated the county commissioners on a few finance changes from the state.
    Krueckeberg reported that the county can establish a payment plan for those in tax sale to keep them out of such a sale. People qualify for tax sale when they fall a year and a half or more behind on their taxes, so the county will sell their property to pay the debt and then those people have about a year to try to make up the debt to the county or move from that property.

August 23rd

Kekionga kicks in Saturday

August 23, 2013

Services set for woman found in damaged home

August 23, 2013

Mayor out Saturday

August 23, 2013

Decatur Mayor John Schultz will miss Saturday's Kekionga Festival activities due to some minor surgery he was scheduled to undergo today, a medical issue which cropped up suddenly.
Third District Councilman Bill Crone will take over for Schultz in the Mayor's Challenge, which has been shifted to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Center, Crone will be pitted against Berne's Bill McKean.
Mayor Pro Tem and Fourth District Councilman Ken Meyer will represent the city at the monument event.

August 22nd

Vets get open invitation

August 22, 2013

    Special accommodations are being made for World War II and Korean War veterans planning to attend Saturday's rededication of the Peace Monument.
    The event is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. and Third St. will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Dave Meyer, a member of the Peace Monument restoration committee, said WW II and Korean War vets should park in the superior court lot off Third St. (across Third St. from the courthouse) or the Service Complex parking lot.

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