Archive - 2013 - News Article
A recent fish and tenderloin dinner held at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur was a major success, raising more than $2,800, with the proceeds going to four of the church's community ministries.
Over 450 meals were served and a jointly-yeld bake sale saw hundreds of baked goods sold to those attending.
Family and friends will host a benefit for a rural Decatur resident, Scott Gehres, on Sunday, June 30, at the Knights of Columbus hall on High St. in Decatur.
The benefit is scheduled from 12 noon to 8 p.m.,with a dinner provided to the public by friends and family. A free-will donation will be taken for the dinner.
Live music,dance performances by Razz M' Jazz, raffles, a bake sale, and a silent and Chinese auction are currently being planned.
Adams County Sanitarian/'Environmental Director Terry Smith said Monday that his department has been notified by Bryan Price, Senior Medical Entomologist from the Indiana State Department of Health, that the first positive pool in Indiana of Culex mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus was confirmed in a sample that was discovered in Decatur.
With the Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS) grant ending, and the anonymous donor who was going to fund Adams County Schools programs – such as school resource officers, Life Matters counseling, and the Reduce misbehavior, Improve attitudes, each Skills, build Quality students (RISQ) program – recanting the offer in the 11th hour, the future of these programs was uncertain at best.
They are no longer uncertain at Adams Central.
County Attorney Mark Burry advised the county commissioners at their weekly meeting on Monday to re-examine their agreement with the parks and recreation department.
Burry noted that the department seems to be in flux with the potential replacement of Superintendent Steve Krull, who is retiring at the end of the year. From May 2009-January 2013, the county paid the city of Decatur one third of the superintendent's salary.
As the citywide cleanup effort continues in Decatur, it was pointed out at a recent city council meeting that anyone who wishes to complain about high grass, junk vehicles and the like in their neighborhood should call 724-3814 to lodge the complaint.
That is the City Hall number of the building and zoning department, from where an investigation would be launched.
John R. Case, 56, Berne, pleaded guilty this week in Wells Superior Court to one count of battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor, and one count of possession of marijuana, a Class D felony.
He was arrested in January after beating a bartender at the Moose Lodge and Family Center in the Bluffton -Banner parking lot.
More staffing changes are coming to Adams Central as the board of education approved several personnel moves Tuesday.
High school cross country coach Terry Fawcett submitted his letter of resignation, effective immediately. Fawcett said he has thoroughly enjoyed the kids he has coached through the years and thanked the athletic department for their support over the years.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Wayne has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down on the south side of Willshire, Wednesday night, traveling about three blocks and leaving heavy damage in the area.
The NWS reported the tornado was on the ground less than two minutes with maximum wind speed estimated at 80 mph. Although the tornado was short-lived, it caused substantial damage to homes, ripping off roofs, snapping trees, and rolling a stand-alone garage off its foundation.
"We were very fortunate," Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August said this morning.
"There were some power outages in Monroe and a few trees down here and there; other than that, we had nothing reported to us. Those reports (downed trees) came to us from deputies," August said.