Archive - 2013 - News Article
Adams County and most of the immediate surrounding area was spared the wrath of severe weather which passed through much of the Midwest on Sunday.
There were no reports of injury or serious damage in the county, with law enforcement officials reporting minor instances of downed limbs and blowing debris.
The severe weather siren went off in Decatur at 4:39 p.m., but stopped a few minutes later.
It was a windy but otherwise pleasant Saturday afternoon on Nov. 9 — ideal for the beginning of work for a new sports venue in Decatur, but downright lousy for the actual sport itself.
The primary suspect in a Van Wert, Ohio double shooting has been arrested and is charged with murder, according to a spokesman for the Van Wert Police Department.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Friday Van Wert Police Lt. Douglas Weigle confirmed Tamara K. Menke, 47, Van Wert, was apprehended after an exhaustive search. Police received a 911 call around 6 p.m. Thursday with reports of a shooting, according to Weigle. Upon arrival police discovered two persons had been shot and Menke, who was identified as the primary suspect, was on the loose.
Van Wert (Ohio) Police have released a photo of Tamara K. Menke, 47, who is wanted in connection with an overnight shooting that left one dead and another seriously injured.
Menke is considered armed and dangerous, according to police. Menke is described as a white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall female weighing 150 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing camouflage clothing.
The North Adams Community School board on Tuesday discussed at length a right-of-way proposal from the Indiana Department of Transportation as part of the state’s plan to elevate U.S. 224 in the area near Bellmont High School.
The long-discussed highway reconstruction project would elevate a half-mile stretch of U.S. 224 west of Jackson Street.
The official Adams County website is an adequate tool for providing basic information about the area and its various governmental entities, but the site is a veritable dinosaur in the every-evolving world of on-line technology and website development, County Data Processing Director Landon Patterson informed Adams County councilors this week.
A shooting in Van Wert, Ohio has left one woman dead and a man seriously injured, according to a spokeswoman for the Van Wert Police Department.
New grant funding has finally come through for Adams Central Schools to help pay the salary of School Resource Officer Charlie Cook for the remainder of the school year.
Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond told the school district’s board of education Tuesday the $38,000 matching funds grant will go not only toward Cook’s salary but will also be used for the purchase of additional security measures, such as locks and cameras.
BEST OF SHOW — Coni Mayer of the Adams County Community Foundation was a guest judge at the recent Callithumpian Quilt Show, presented by Creative Quilters quilt guild. Mayer is shown pinning the ribbon on her selection for Best of Show on the quilt named “Black Thread Insanity” made and quilted by Kent Mick, Roanoke.