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February 26th, 2015
With a few inches of snow still on the ground, high winds that blew into the area Tuesday created drifts along roadways and sidewalks. While the snowplows were out clearing the roadways, clearing sidewalks is left to area residents like Chester Smith, Monroe.
While Pvt. Danny Colbert of Decatur was deployed on his second tour in Kuwait and Afghanistan, his partner, Mary Bistro, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Elena. Colbert returned home Sunday and met his daughter for the first time. Prior to their reunion, Colbert and Elena bonded through video chats.
The Adams County Emergency Management will host the annual weather-spotters class for Adams County at 6:30 p.m., March 24 in the South Adams School cafeteria, 1000 W. Parkway St., Berne. The class is free and open to the public.
Some items to be covered in the class include discussions surrounding hail, damaging winds, thunderstorm and tornado development, local storm ready programs, what to look for and criteria associated with severe weather events, how to spot weather properly and safety issues.
The Berne Police Department will soon have a new evidence room — as well as a new security camera to monitor said evidence — after the Berne Board of Public Works approved the request at its Feb. 18 meeting.
Mayor Bill McKean told the Berne City Council Monday evening the board of works heard and approved the request from the police department to construct an evidence room in the basement of the Public Safety Facility, and a surveillance camera to keep the evidence secure.
Adams County resident Miranda Mertz appeared before the county commissioners Monday morning and furthered her cause of establishing a “no kill” animal shelter in Adams County. More than a dozen people attended the meeting in support of Mertz and her cause, but found a receptive audience that didn’t need further convincing.
Debra Houk of Kirkland Township has been selected as a winner in America’s Family Grow Communities competition, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is in turn donated to the non-profit organization of the farmer’s choice. Houk selected the Adams County 4-H Council — specifically the 4-H swine committee — as the recipient for the cash award.
The Adams County Republican Party will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner beginning at 7 p.m. March 16 at Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur.
Video of the day: NFL scouting combine: Winners and losers
South Adams senior Sawyer Miller advanced to the 120-pound championship match of the state wrestling tournament Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis but lost in overtime, 3-1 to finish as state runner-up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.