Archive - 2013 - News Article
Various events, including the Sweet Chariots Car Show, are scheduled for Saturday, July 9, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, US 224 West.
Organizers said approximately $3,000 was raised during last year's event and distributed to St. Mark's missions, such as St. Mark’s Food Pantry, Adams-Wells Crisis Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Love INC. and the church's Red Bird Mission Team.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry presented to the county commissioners at their meeting on Monday the letter he has drafted to dissolve the county's agreement with Decatur's parks and recreation department, as the department will soon undergo major changes.
The commissioners approved the letter, emphasizing a need to meet with Mayor John Schultz, potentially to discuss a new agreement.
Berne City Council, during an informal discussion near the end of Monday evening's regularly-scheduled meeting, voted to direct its rate consultant to draft a two-phase increase in city sewage utility rates.
Jeffrey Rowe from Umbaugh and Associates, the city's rate consulting firm, earlier this month presented several rate options for city officials to consider in conjunction with a state-mandated upgrade to Berne's waste water plant.
This year's United Way of Adams County (UW) Stuff-A-Bus campaign was a major success, United Way officials said.
"This year surpassed previous years with literally hundreds of items being donated, giving a boost to our volunteer food banks that constantly run low on supplies needed to help area residents," said a statement from the agency.
Officials of United Way and the eight participating county food banks said they thanked everyone who participated.
Prosecutor Chris Harvey attended Monday's county commissioners meeting to request a break in the hiring freeze in order to replace chief investigator Bill Crone, who retired at the beginning of June.
Harvey said he needed to fill Crone's full-time position, which by statute is funded by the county. He added that in his opinion, the successor should have law enforcement training, and he plans to advertise the position after meeting with the council at the beginning of July to get the salary approved.
"It was awesome, just a great day," Jeannie Adkison, chairperson for the 2013 Adams County Relay for Life, said Monday following this year's event.
This year's goal was $110,000, and by the closing ceremony, around $95,000 had been raised, Adkison said.
"We started the day around $65,000, so that (a boost of some $30,000 via the Relay) was great," she added. "And we have a few more events to go before the end of August (when this year's drive ends)."
Berne City Council on Monday evening ironed out a few wrinkles its new "super" abatement phase-in policy, then heard pitches from two local companies hoping to take advantage of the city's newest economic development incentive tool.
The Adams Central football field was a busy place Saturday and into Sunday as the 2013 Relay for Life was held.
Co-honoraries Tyson Bahrke and Lisa Case lead the Survivors' Walk, which opened the event at noon on Saturday.
Hundreds of people turned out for the annual event held in upper-80-degree weather.
Like Tyson Bahrke, the other Honorarie for this year's Adams County Relay for Life held last weekend, Lisa Case's battle with cancer began less than a year ago.
At the end of August, Lisa began to complain of dizziness and headaches, which doctors thought were brought on by a urinary infection. However, a couple of weeks after her symptoms began, Lisa experienced an extreme bout of dizziness that landed her in the emergency room at Adams Memorial.
Friday's report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed that unemployment was unchanged in Adams County during May.
The report listed the county with a 6.8 percent jobless rate for the month, identical to the previous month. April's 6.8 percent rate was Adams County's lowest since October of 2012 and was a substantial drop from the county's 8.1 percent rate in March of this year.
One year ago, in May of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.