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April 5th

Lehman bill on sale of school buildings signed by governor

April 5, 2013

    A bill authored by State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, to allow school corporations to sell vacant school buildings after the building is made available for sale or lease to a charter school for at least two years was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week.
     According to Lehman's press secretary Kim Heffner, prior to the passage of HB 1012, such sales were allowed after four years. The bill also allows a school district to request a 30-day waiver from the Indiana Department of Education negating the two year requirement.

Reception is on tap for new NA superintendent

April 5, 2013

        (Following is a corrected version.)
    The North Adams school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Bellmont Middle School cafetorium to vote on a new superintendent. An open house to introduce the new superintendent will follow until 7:15.
    The board will then move to the administration building to hold its regular public meeting at 7:30.
    
AC makes pick

April 4th

June cycle event taking shape

April 4, 2013

    While new details on the city's second sculpture tour were unveiled at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, further details also were given council on yet another large event scheduled here this summer: the ABATE of Indiana Region 0's annual Mayor's Ride.

Driver injured in morning accident

April 4, 2013

    A single-vehicle mishap Wednesday at 10:03 a.m. sent the driver of an auto to Adams Memorial Hospital with what the Adams County Sheriff's Department report said was a chest injury.
    Police said Lauren E. Bowman, 19, E. Monroe Street, Decatur, was eastbound on C.R. 700N between 200 and 300E when her vehicle went off the south side of the road and hit a bridge abutment. The vehicle flew over some water and came to rest on its top.
    Bowman was able to get out of the vehicle under her own power

Geneva sets up budget add-on

April 4, 2013

    The Geneva Town Council held a public hearing Tuesday for additional appropriations for the town's 2013 budget.
    Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren's initial budget for 2013 had been submitted a day late to the state Department of Local Government Funding (DLGF) because he had been waiting on some materials, so the DLGF approved the budget for the 2012 levels instead of 2013.

April 3rd

Sculpture tour adds arts festival

April 3, 2013

    A more extensive and improved sculpture extravaganza in Decatur was unveiled on Tuesday night before city council.
    More and new sculptures, an extended area, an arts festival, added attractions and a "stand alone" event are just some of what will be coming up in early June.

First event hailed as a big success

April 3, 2013

    Decatur's first sculpture walk, held last year, was designed in part to attract people to the community, and it was highly successful. With the changes unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting, an even larger turnout is highly likely this year.
    "From a business standpoint, it brought a lot of people to town (last year). It was very impressive," Councilman Matt Dyer said.

Proposed Geneva noise ordinance is changed

April 3, 2013

    The second reading of Geneva's new noise ordinance was held at the town council's meeting on Tuesday night.
    The ordinance has been completely revised and is much less specific than the first reading, while still ensuring that the town will not get loud or chaotic, it was noted.

April 2nd

Local duo honored for saving life

April 2, 2013

    A Decatur resident and a former Decatur resident, Kirsten Cochran and Ethan Schorey, were among seven recipients who recently received a Citiznes Meretorious Award from the City of Fort Wayne during a special ceremony.
    Cochran, 19, and Schorey, 21, were honored for their bravery and efforts that helped save the life of an injured driver on October 31, 2012, at Washington Blvd. and Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.  His vehicle was on top of the driver.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Sheriff part-time hirings approved

April 2, 2013

    At the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg was approved to break the hiring freeze to fill upcoming part-time openings in the his department's kitchen and dispatch areas.
    Rekeweg said the department is now accepting applications for these positions. For more information, call the department: (260) 724-7141.
        Further details in today's print and e-editions.

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