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January 22nd, 2014
What a difference a year makes.
Nearly $2.5 million dollars to exact.
At the initial meeting of the new year for the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees, members learned a significant financial turnaround occurred in 2013 with a year ending positive balance of $573,234 — compared to a $1,922,567 deficit in 2012.
On Friday the basketball gym at Adams Central was rocking. AC students and staff were there to celebrate the school district’s triple “A” status after the elementary, middle and high schools received A’s by the state Department of Education for the 2013 school year.
The grades were based on ISTEP+ performance and growth in math, language arts, and a combination of the two; results of End of Course Assessments; attendance rates; and graduation rates.
The Berne Community Development Corporation has announced plans to construct a pavilion on the Muensterberg Plaza.
According to David Baumgartner, president of Berne CDC, “The pavilion will be located at the northeast corner of the plaza and will have much needed restroom facilities and will also serve as a wonderful picnic area. This will be the final improvement needed for the plaza to complete our eight pillar campaign.”
For years, one of Decatur’s primary shortcomings, as was pointed out repeatedly last month during a meeting of civic leaders who had gathered to put their heads together in a collective attempt to secure a Stellar Communities grant on behalf of the city, has been the lack of clean and accommodating motel rooms.
The Decatur Daily Democrat will host its second session of “Lunch with a Reporter” when general assignment reporter Mike Lamm heads to West End Restaurant for lunch Wednesday.
Lamm will be at the restaurant, located at 702 W Monroe St., Decatur, from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. to meet with area residents. Members of the community are invited to sit down, share a cup of coffee and offer feedback, story ideas, newsworthy tidbits or simply to exchange pleasantries.
Team U.S.A.’s, Jada Brister of Van Wert took a solo run around the obstacle course at the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Recreation’s Olympic celebration Saturday evening at the county Service Complex. Inclement weather kept participation in the Olympic-style events to a minimum as only two teams were formed for the competition.
Photos by Ashley Thieme
Adams County Auditor Mary Beery requested Adams County Councilors increase the pay of the deputy auditors in her department at their regular monthly meeting last week, but the request was met with considerable opposition.
Bellmont Middle School eighth-grader Madison Neher correctly spelled the word “serephic” to claim first place in the BMS Spelling Bee held last week.
Neher, the 14 year old daughter of Chris and Jana Neher, bested 31 other spellers from the middle school and endured through 19 rounds of spelling (including the word “erstwhile” in the 18th round) to capture the championship.
Some Adams County voters will be casting their ballots at three new polling locations in the May primary, Auditor Mary Beery reported for Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart at Monday’s regular meeting of the Adams County Commissioners.