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June 3rd, 2013

Area schools hold graduation ceremonies Sunday

June 3, 2013

    Sunday was Graduation Day across Adams County.
    Bellmont, Adams Central and South Adams all held ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m.
    Among speakers at the commencements were Bellmont valedictorian David Baker, Adams Central valedictorian Dusty Gremaux, and South Adams valedictorian Evan Liechty.

Gremaux, Aschliman tops at AC

June 3, 2013

    Adams Central valedictorian Dusty Gremaux and salutatorian Blaine Aschliman were featured speakers at Sunday's graduation ceremonies.
    Gremaux is the daughter of Constance and Jim Gremaux of Decatur and is a four-year member of Literati, Adams Central's book club; a three-year member of the National Honors Society, art club, and Business Professionals of America, and served one year on the Student Council.

ABATE gathers in Decatur for Mayor's Ride

June 3, 2013

    Well over 1,000 motorcycles came riding into Decatur on US 224 West on Sunday as Region 0 of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) staged its third Mayor's Ride here in five years.
    The group settled in an area around the courthouse square and held numerous activities, including music, stunt riding by Josh Borne, and more.
    Rain held off until around 3 p.m., when most of the activities were concluded.

May 31st

Busy Sunday on tap here

May 31, 2013

    Sunday is going to be a busy one in Decatur, one like we haven't had since the last time over 1,000 motorcycle riders hit town.
    ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) officials said the riders should arrive via US 224 West around noon, then move to the courthouse square.
    At 2 p.m., Bellmont High School will hold graduation exercises for the Class of 2013, Meanwhile, the large monthly flea market will be operating through the morning and early afternoon hours at Riverside Center.

Baker, Braun head Bellmont class for Sunday graduation

May 31, 2013

    David Baker and Michael Braun will address their classmates Sunday as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the 2013 graduating class at Bellmont High School.
    Graduation ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
    Baker is the  son of Ted and Debbie Baker. Braun is the son of Larry and Jean Braun.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Liechty, Hreha lead SA seniors

May 31, 2013

    Evan Liechty has been named valedectorian of the South Adams High School graduating class of 2013, and Megan Hreha is the salutatorian.
    Graduation ceremonies will start at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium.
    Liechty, the son of Kent and Teri Liechty, has  grade point average (GPA) of 4.16. Hreha is the daughter of Steve and Susie Hreha and has a 4.11 GPA.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

May 30th

Ossian bank held up by armed trio

May 30, 2013

    A PNC Bank along State Road 1 in Ossian was held up Wednesday afternoon by three armed men.
    They entered the bank and made their way to the vault, waving pistols.
    The FBI office in Fort Wayne said the men entered the bank at 2:42 p.m.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Voting district changes given final approval

May 30, 2013

    Adams Court Clerk Gayla Reinhart, assisted by Abigail Dyer, a member of the county election board, last week received approval from the county commissioners to change the line between voting districts 1 and 2 in Decatur, which will move 23 voters from District 1 to District 2.
    Reinhart explained that the last Census had revealed that the change is necessary to keep district populations somewhat evenly balanced.

Proud program on a proud day

May 30, 2013

    Monday's Memorial Day program, held at the Adams County Veterans Memorial in Berne, was a proud presentation.
    There were about 50 people in attendance, and those people included veterans of all ages, whether participating in the program or not. The colors were presented as American Legion Post 43 Bugler David Rice played the bugle, followed by Britney Hernandez and Sidney Sprunger singing the National Anthem.

May 29th

Berne ‘super abatement’ is approved

May 29, 2013

    Qualifying industries looking to locate or expand in Berne will now have the opportunity to earn 100 percent freedom from all real and personal property tax liability for up to five years for such projects.

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