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May 29th, 2014
Graduation ceremonies at South Adams High School will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stardome.
Honor students for the South Adams High School graduating class of 2014 are named after the second semester. The honor students comprise the top 10 percent of the class.
Valedictorian for the South Adams Class of 2014 is Erika Miller, the daughter of John and Kristina Miller. She finished her high school career with a grade point average of 4.07 on a 4.0-point scale.
Adams County resident Jon Fuhrmann appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon at their regularly scheduled weekly meeting to inform them of a potential eminent domain issue involving his property and I&M Power.
“I don’t know if there’s anything you can do with this, but I wanted to make you aware” of the situation, Fuhrmann commented in introducing himself and his concerns to commissioners.
Another week, another discussion regarding an ongoing sewer project in the city of Berne.
Clerk-Treasurer Gwen Maller told council Tuesday evening she received a call from Jeff Rowe, of H.J. Umbaugh & Associates in Mishawaka, requesting councilors make a decision regarding how to finance the project to allow him to proceed with the necessary paperwork.
Navy veteran Blas Mendez, Decatur, uses an umbrella to shield against the sun during the Memorial Day services held at the Peace Monument in Decatur Monday.
Approximately 200 people gathered at the Adams County Courthouse Square Monday to honor those killed in service to our country as part of the annual Memorial Day celebration.
The day began at 8:30 a.m. with services at St. Joseph and Decatur cemeteries. Shortly after 10 a.m., the celebration moved to the Jackson Street bridge, where former judge and military veteran Frederick A Schurger tossed a wreath into the St. Marys River in honor of United States Navy veterans.
Area residents and veterans, including Decatur Mayor John Schultz, Berne Mayor Bill McKean and County Commissioner Doug Bauman, took part in the annual Memorial Day celebration held Monday on the courthouse lawn. Hundreds of people were in attendance as the community honored those who died in defense of their country.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
In the summer of 1942, Adams County saw a contingent of 56 men depart the local area for physical exams in anticipation of being sent to various U.S. Army training facilities and eventually ending up participating in the European corridor battles during World War II.
Hannah Garner, 21, Decatur, and a student at Ball State University, is pictured painting the curb along 1st Street, south of Madison Street, in Decatur Thursday morning. Pictured in the background are Sam(antha) Grote, 22, Decatur and a student at Purdue, and Sarah Garner, 18, Decatur, sister to Hannah and a student at Ball State. All three have been hired by the city of Decatur as full time workers through the summer.
Red Gold was approved for a phase-in tax applications for a 10-year super tax abatement by the town of Geneva, following a special meeting of the town council Tuesday evening to score the application submitted by the company.
The firm submitted two applications for the abatement — one for real property and the other for personal property. According to Clerk/Treasurer Bill Warren, Red Gold plans a “green” structure with energy-saving attributes.
After a cold and dreary start to the season last week, this Thursday provided a much better weather day for the Decatur Farmer’s Market. Larry and Sue Elliott, along with Anita Spiegal at right, took a moment to stop and smell (and perhaps buy) the flowers.