Archive - 2014 - News Article
Pony rides were one of the more popular outdoor attractions Saturday at the Lehman Park Festival in Berne. Many of the festival’s activities were pushed indoors by unseasonably cold weather.
Brittany Hernandez and Amy Schwartz volunteered their services Saturday at the Lehman Park Harvest Festival helping youngsters decorate their pumpkins for the upcoming Halloween holiday.
An Indiana congresswoman active in efforts to get more women involved in politics doesn’t think female voters would automatically rally around Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
Republican Rep. Susan Brooks also said it’s unfortunate that the United States hasn’t had a female president while many other countries have been led by women, and that she would like to see female candidates on both major parties’ national tickets.
The Town of Monroe Water Department will be testing fire hydrants and flushing water mains throughout the community Oct. 13-17.
Residents are asked to avoid doing laundry until late afternoon during the week to avoid getting rust on clothing.
Adams County farmers are hoping for a drier-than-predicted weekend, with one local grain elevator operator suggesting the fall harvest will “really take off next week” in the absence of heavy weekend rains.
A few farmers have begun to harvest soybeans — and a small amout of corn, according to Jeff Lehman at Lehman Feed Mill in Berne.
Talk of the new county jail to be located on the southwest edge of Decatur has made the rounds, landing at the doorstep of the Monroe Town Council Thursday evening.
Monroe Town Attorney Jeremy Brown informed the council of an upcoming vote regarding a tax levy in connection with the construction of the jail. Brown said a proposed .25 percent local option income tax could be allocated to the jail fund, while an additional .25 percent LOIT could go toward property tax cap relief for local municipalities.
Members of Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751 recently donated their time to assist with the construction of a handicap wheelchair ramp for a disabled veteran in Geneva, Adams County Veteran’s Service Officer Ron Bollenbacher reported.
Bollenbacher indicated he had been contacted by the wife of veteran Larry Gates, who asked if it would be possible for his department to help with the construction of a handicap ramp at their residence, since Gates is primarily confined to a wheelchair.
Monroe Water, Sewer and Streets Assistant Superintendent Justin Shaffer reported the boil water advisory for the town of Monroe has been lifted as of today after water samples sent to the Bluffton Wastewater Treatment Facility showed no contamination in the town's water supply.
The boil advisory that began Tuesday was the result of a semi-tractor trailer hitting a fire hydrant and telephone pole Monday, causing the town's water supply to be depleted. Crews were able to repair the break late Monday evening.
The Friends of the Carnegie Library group has no predetermined agenda, save its over-riding goal of preserving what has been described as Adams County’s second most historic building.
The group has no fixed plan for the future use of the building — which since 1979 has served as the site of the Adams County Superior Court — and currently has little money to put toward its efforts to save the structure.
“If I help just one parent, it’s worth it.”
Those words, spoken by North Adams Community Schools Library Coordinator Michelle Houser, turned prophetic as only one area resident attended the cyber safety seminar held at the Erekson Theatre Wednesday evening.
Undaunted, Houser talked of ways parents can help keep children — and themselves — safe online. Houser stressed personal and customer privacy, and how those issues may contradict one another.