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February 14th, 2014

City urges: Let water taps run

February 14, 2014

Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said city crews are currently experiencing several frozen service lines to homes throughout the city. A service line, Gilbert explained, is the line from the water main to an individual’s home.
He said the frost line is averaging any where from three to four feet deep in the street or at hard surface area. The city of Decatur recommends homeowners let water run a constant stream for the next several days.  
For additional information, call 724 7171.

February 13th

NA veterans announce retirement plans

February 13, 2014

    North Adams Community Schools will say goodbye to several veteran employees who have announced plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.
    Neal Rich, principal at Southeast Elementary School, will retire after 39 years of employment with the school district.


February 13, 2014

Adams County Spelling Bee champion Rachel Ruble, left, and runner-up Hannah Rhoades are pictured above with their certificates and a large chocolate bar after besting eight other contestants in the annual event held Tuesday night at South Adams High School. Finishing third in the bee was Taylor Knaub, a fifth-grader at Adams Central Elementary School.
Photo by J Swygart

Consultant outlines jail finance options to council

February 13, 2014

    Todd Samuelson, a partner with H. J. Umbaugh and Associates, Plymouth, appeared before Adams County Council on Tuesday to discuss funding options for the proposed superior court-county jail project.

February 12th

County Spelling Bee champ crowned

February 12, 2014

Rachel Ruble, an eighth-grader at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, successfully spelled “collage” Tuesday evening at South Adams High School to claim first-place honors in the annual Adams County Middle School Spelling Bee.
    Ruble, the daughter of Todd and Lynn Ruble of Decatur, outlasted runner-up Hanna Rhoades, a sixth-grader at South Adams Middle School, to claim the title.

School lunch prices to rise at NA schools

February 12, 2014

    Student lunches at North Adams Community Schools will increase for the 2014-15 school year as the district strives to provide children with healthy meal options. The North Adams board of education met Tuesday evening and discussed what options were available to meet the nutritional needs of students — and at what cost.

Decatur home heavily damaged in blaze

February 12, 2014

The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched around 5 p.m. Tuesday to the home of Marie Miller, 6025N S.R. 101, in response to a house fire. Thick smoke was pouring from the home when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesman for the department. Crews from Monroe and Preble Fire Departments in Indiana, as well as crews from Wren and Convoy in Ohio, assisted in the blaze, which caused heavy damage to the home, according to the spokesman. No injuries were reported and crews returned to the station around 11 p.m.
Photo by Ashley Thieme

February 11th

Business tax, criminal code areas of concern for officials in 2014

February 11, 2014

    Adams County Commission President Doug Bauman pronounced the county “in pretty good shape, overall,” at Monday afternoon’s State of the County address at the Woodcrest Retirement Center.

Allied closes Elkhart Monaco RV plant; 85 left out of jobs

February 11, 2014

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — About 85 people have lost their jobs after the owner of Elkhart’s Monaco RV plant announced it had closed its doors.
    Orlando, Fla.-based Allied Specialty Vehicles, parent company of the former Fleetwood RV firm in Decatur, on Monday shut down the plant that had turned out Monaco RV Towable trailers. The company says about 85 permanent employees were working at the plant.

Berne council unanimously okays Swiss theme incentives

February 11, 2014

    After a somewhat rocky start, the “Swiss theme” ordinance was unanimously passed by the Berne City Council Monday following numerous revisions by the ordinance committee.
    As originally written, the ordinance would have required Berne businesses to establish and maintain a Swiss theme. The controversy developed as members of the council felt requiring such an action could scare potential new business from coming to the city.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...


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