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April 14th, 2015

FCC (Adams) unveils expansion plans

April 14, 2015

    Berne City Council received good news regarding the look of local economic development Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
    Officials from FCC (Adams) announced plans to expand the company, including $116.7 million for new state-of-the-art equipment, $11.9 million for a 140,000 square foot industrial building and approximately 73 new jobs over the next two years. That increase would bring the number of employees to more than 400.

Superintendent covers array of topics in State of NA Schools talk

April 14, 2015

    “We’re good!”
    That was the message North Adams Superintendent of Schools gave a group of area business leaders during the annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce State of the Schools address held Monday at Woodcrest.
    Taking a more serious tone, Lehman said the schools are part of the community, partnering with staff, parents, students and a variety of others in all that happens — not only in the school system, but in the surrounding area as well.

Tax bills in the mail

April 14, 2015

    It’s that time of year again.
    In a brief appearance before the Adams County Commissioners Monday, Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg said “tax bills are going out today.”  He said the mailing was a little behind last year, but thanked Auditor Mary Beery and her staff “for stepping up and getting us back on track.”

April 13th

Wastewater woes in Geneva could force crackdown

April 13, 2015

    Outgoing Geneva Clerk/Treasurer Barry Moore continued to encourage members of the Geneva Town Council to work toward drastically reducing the amount of water being illegally diverted into the town’s sanitary sewer system by Geneva residents at last week’s monthly council meeting.

Tons of fun at the SAFE carnival

April 13, 2015

    Victor and Naomi Byer were among the local youngsters to try different games and activities Saturday morning at Riverside Center during a carnival hosted by the  Supporting All Families Everyday — or SAFE — organization of Adams County. The event, part of Child Abuse Prevention Week, was sponsored by the Adams County Department of Child Services.

Bears on stage

April 13, 2015

    The Berenstain Bears made an appearance Sunday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, to the delight of a full-house crowd that included many area youngsters.


April 10th

Video of the day: Mixed bag for Tiger Woods in Masters return

April 10, 2015

In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

‘Historic US 27’ endeavor could benefit downtown tourism efforts

April 10, 2015

    Plans to create a business loop to Decatur’s downtown by employing the original U.S. 27 route were unveiled at Tuesday night’s meeting of city council.    
    Decatur Main Street, a group of local volunteers, plans to place “Historic US 27” signage along the original route once authority is granted by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Plans also call for development of a tourism guide to the attraction on both the current route and the former route.

Amish construction dwarfs ‘English’ in 2014, report shows

April 10, 2015

    There were twice as many permits issued for the construction of new homes for Amish families than there were for all other residents of unincorporated areas of Adams County in 2014, the annual report submitted to county commissioners by Building/Zoning and Planning Director Mark Wynn shows.

Time running out to name ‘pocket park’

April 10, 2015

    The Decatur Main Street organization is now accepting nominations for the new name of the “pocket park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
    Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The group wants your suggestions.
    Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733, Attn: Name that park; by email at; or by phone at 724-7171.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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