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June 11th

Mark Wynn, ‘weak and tired,’ returns to council chair

June 11, 2014

    Five or so minutes into Berne City Council’s meeting on Monday night, a member of that body slipped into his chair. No one minded that he was a few minutes late.
    In fact, there were nothing but smiles throughout the council chambers when Councilman Mark Wynn plopped into his customary seat.

June 9th

Insurance costs frustrate Monroe town council

June 9, 2014

    Monroe city employees and the town council continue to battle the increasing cost of health care coverage.
    Council President Al Lehman blames the town’s insurance woes on the federal Affordable Care Act.


June 9, 2014

     The crowd assembled Sunday at Storybook Park in Decatur for the first of what will be regular concerts in the park  was entertained by the sounds of the Jay Fox Band. Live music wil be presented on the second and fourth Sundays of each month throughout the summer.


Grant aids video production

June 9, 2014

June 6th

Monroe okays share of sewer project costs

June 6, 2014

    The city of Monroe will provide its financial share for the sewer project upgrades currently being undertaken by the city of Berne to the wastewater treatment lagoon owned by Monroe and Berne. The Monroe Town Council met Thursday evening to approve the expenditure of approximately $900,000, to be paid over a 20-year span, reflecting its one-eighth ownership of the lagoon.

Fundraising drive kicks off for Girl Scout cabin improvements

June 6, 2014

    Another victim of the rugged winter of 2013-14, as well as age, sits somewhat lonely and forlorn in Hanna-Nuttman Park. Across the road from the Girl Scout cabin, its “cousin,” the Boy Scout cabin, almost sparkles in contrast.

Decatur film shoot

June 6, 2014

     Jill Hackney of Philadelphia, Pa., and a student at Ball State University, twirls a hula-hoop while on roller skates as part of a film that will be entered in the Old 27 Film Festival later this month. Shooting the video is Kevin Glassing, another BSU students. Hackney said a class assignment called for BSU students to come to Decatur at one of nine specified locations to shoot videos for the local film festival. The pair above were at the Old 27 Ice Cream Shop in downtown Decatur.


June 5th

Winchester Rd. closed starting Monday for three-month project

June 5, 2014

    County Engineer Tim Barkey informed the Adams County Commissioners this week a section of Winchester Road is scheduled to be closed for repairs beginning Monday.
    The closure will take place between Canterbury Drive and Tigers Trail for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Holthouse Ditch.

Another star-spangled 4th on tap in Decatur

June 5, 2014

    Plans have been finalized for Decatur’s 22nd annual Fourth of July fireworks party, chief organizer Adam Eguia told city council on Tuesday night. The Fourth falls on a Friday this year.
    The honored guest will be former mayor Fred Isch, along with military veterans, and the main speaker will be retiring Police Chief Ken Ketzler.

May temperatures below average; few are likely to be complaining

June 5, 2014

    Following the harshest winter in the past 30 years or so, and the official start of summer still more than two weeks away, many area residents are enjoying the warm weather Mother Nature has finally bestowed on Adams County.
    The average May temperature in Adams County is 73 degrees, while the average low is 50.4 degrees. This year, the area averaged a high of 65.2 — nearly 8 degrees below normal — and an average low of 44.7, nearly 6 degrees below normal.

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