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April 17th, 2015
Ron Platt, a library volunteer and member of the Friends of the Library, is pictured helping a local resident peruse the selection of discounted books currently available at the Adams Public Library System Decatur branch. The book sale has been ongoing since last weekend. On Friday and Saturday patrons can purchase a bag of books for $2.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday to inform them of the retirement of School Resource Officer Charlie Cook and to ask permission to advertise for his replacement.
Cook, who worked full-time as SRO at Adams Central Schools during the school year and also served as a road deputy during the summer, retired April 1. Rekeweg told councilors Cook’s replacement will not be a school resource officer but will be a road deputy full-time.
Stan Mosser was the recipient of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented Tuesday evening during the chamber’s annual recognition banquet. Mosser served 17 years on the Adams County Memorial Hospital Board, 16 of those as its chairman, and has also been active in the community and with the chamber and served as president of the Geneva Public Library Board for 10 years.
Preble Township resident Loren Kruetzman’s display of wooden bird carvings will be on display at the Decatur library through the end of April. Kruetzman said each carving takes an average of a month to complete. Now 89 years of age, he started carving in 2000 after he retired from farming.
In addressing concerns over the shrinking size of the County General Fund in the Adams County budget — which Auditor Mary Beery reported had decreased to $688,551 as of Monday — the Adams County Council voted “to do nothing” during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
No. Really. They did. And, once understood, the vote made sense.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce honored a number of the town’s residents and local businesses Tuesday evening during the annual Chamber meeting and awards reception.
Doug Milligan, former Geneva resident, town manager and member of town council, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. He suggested Gene Stratton-Porter should be considered as a recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the town and area she loved. “What would she think of Geneva today?” he wondered.
The Adams Central School’s board of education has decided to part ways with the New Tech learning management system New Tech. The decision was made through a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday evening.
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.”