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October 20th, 2014
Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey was literally called before the Adams County Council last week as they attempted to tie up loose ends before considering the approval of the 2015 budget.
Councilors questioned why all 15 maintenance workers were being paid the same $17.08 hourly rate regardless of their years of service, and why there was a line item in his budget that offered an apparent 60-cent bonus to those same employees.
Area veterans are invited to attend a special Veterans Day program at Bellmont High School’s Erekson Theatre on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
A hospitality room with refreshments will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a provided lunch in the library. The featured speaker will be Dennis Covert, a Vietnam Navy veteran and member of the board of directors for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. To register, call 724-7121 and push option 7, or by email at email@example.com
The Bridge Community Church in Decatur held its Family Fall Harvest Party Sunday evening as one of the first events of this year’s Callithumpian Festival. Food, games and indoor trick-or-treating were part of the event.
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Eleven candidates for countywide office took part in a forum hosted by the Decatur Rotary Club Thursday evening at Riverside Center in Decatur.
Taking center stage during the event were four candidates for two countywide offices — the only contested county races in Adams County during this election season.
Golden Meadows Home Administrator Tom Magnan appeared before the Adams County Council Tuesday to update them on the operation of the county facility and request they break the hiring freeze to allow him to advertise for a fulltime Certified Nursing Assistant.
Magnan presented councilors with a pair of handouts, one outlining how funds are generated by the facility and a second showing monthly and annual room and board rates for the past five years from the county home.
The deaths of three people may not be what one desires to be known for, but a plane crash near Decatur which occurred nearly 60 years ago was a major event in Indiana history and will be marked in an upcoming special ceremony at the crash site near Peterson.
At the height of his fame, Wilbur Shaw, a onetime great race driver at the Speedway, died in a plane crash in a field just east of Peterson. The crash gained national attention at the time.
While the installation of a new roof over a section of Bellmont Middle School was completed over Labor Day weekend, roof woes are far from a thing of the past for North Adams schools as three sections of the high school roof will need to be replaced to the tune of approximately $260,000.
Larry Carty, business manager for the North Adams district, told board of education members Tuesday the three sections were discovered recently as school maintenance workers walked the roof performing routine inspections.
This juvenile eagle was photographed near the Pleasant Mills bridge over the St. Marys River. It is about 3 years old, as indicated by the dark feathers at eye level. Eagles have been sighted in St. Marys Township for several years. The eagle, once an endangered species, has now been removed from that list.