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April 14th, 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com; or by phone at 724-7171.