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January 20th, 2014
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.
COLD WALK — After a respite of more than a week, snow returned to Adams County Thursday. Two inches of snow fell throughout the day as area law enforcement agencies reported numerous slide-off accidents on state highways, and even walking was made unpleasant by the snow and high winds, as this man walking down 2nd Street in Decatur discovered.
Photo by J Swygart
The Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council provides yearly grant opportunities to agencies in Adams County to help address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues in our community. The grant money is the collection of fees from those that commit drug or alcohol offenses.
Agencies that were awarded funds for fiscal year 2014 are:
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce annually gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner Feb. 6 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur. Social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 724-2604.
STEPHEN DECATUR AWARD
Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg reported to the Adams County Commissioners this week that 96.7 percent of all tax collections due from local residents from 2013 had already been paid to date, with that percentage expected to rise slightly over the coming weeks as additional and delinquent payments are made.
Krueckeberg indicated the payment percentage was among some of the highest in the state.
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Following a pair of productive brainstorming sessions between members of the Adams County Judicial Needs Committee, sheriff’s department staff, architects, contractors and Decatur city officials, County Attorney Mark Burry informed Adams County Council members Tuesday morning they have narrowed the options for the possible location of a combined superior court and county jail facility. A new circuit building is not included in the most recent plans.
Class projects are nothing new, but seventh grade students at Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams middle schools have set an admirable goal for the 2013-14 school year: Raise $22,000 to build a school in Africa.