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February 20th, 2012
Supporters of the meteorological tower that has now been given the green light by the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning spoke publicly for the first time Thursday evening.
Prior to Thursday's meeting, only those opposing the tower have voiced their opinions to officials, giving some people the impression that there were no supporters whatsoever.
The dispatch center at the Adams County Jail got a cell phone call early Friday afternoon from a man who said he was blindfolded in a van traveling north on US 27 toward Decatur and he was going to be forced to rob a bank.
The sheriff's department, Decatur police and the Indiana State Police all swung into action. It was thought that the van had stopped in the Decatur Plaza at N. Second St. and Winchester Road, but police were unable to find it.
With a large crowd gathered, both in opposition and support, the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning granted a request for a variance by Gamesa Energy to allow the construction of a meteorological tower to be built at 200E and 1100N in Adams County.
Gamesa representative Duane Enger addressed the board, stating that the purpose of the 232-foot tower is to gather data regarding wind speed, direction, and ambient temperatures in the area.
The Hope Chest, 127 S. 2nd St. in Decatur, hosted its first annual Pajama Fun Day on Tuesday, with members of the community invited to shop in their hair rollers, bathrobes and slippers. One customer even added a little white cold cream cleanser to her ensemble.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says a private company is planning to build a $7 million volleyball complex in the city that could also be used for gymnastics, wrestling and basketball.
The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/z9W8kP ) Henry disclosed the plan for the 57,000-square-foot facility during his State of the City address Wednesday. Henry says the building will include a training center, locker rooms, weight rooms, a restaurant and room for 12 volleyball courts.
Coni Mayer, director of the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF), announced to the county commissioners this week a new program, Pets and More, in Adams County.
The program is a collaboration of the ACCF, the county animal shelter, and the four veterinarian clinics in Adams County, in which those adopting pets from the animal shelter will receive a voucher for two free exams, up to $50, at participating clinics.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday to Donna's Tap, at 254 N. 2nd Street, in response to a gas leak.
A spokesman for the department said the call for assistance was placed by the Decatur Water Department, to report a gas line had been struck.
Firefighters blocked a section of Jackson street, between First and Second streets,as crews from NIPSCO worked to repair the broken line.
Decatur police are continuing their investigation of a burglary that occurred recently at Courtesy Ford in the 1300 block of S. 13th Street.
Police said that on Monday morning when mechanics came to work it was discovered a mechanics' tool box had been pried open and the sets of Snap-on and Matco tools plus Master Craft car batteries had been stolen.
Entry to the shop was gained through a back service door. Police said the incident occurred sometime between Saturday night and early Monday morning.
Judge Frederick A. Schurger met with Adams County Council Tuesday to address the ongoing problems with security in both the circuit court and superior court locations.
Schurger, the circuit court judge, said one of the court's primary needs is for a second security officer so that each court has an officer dedicated to only one building.
Currently, security officer John Whitright provides security for both the circuit and superior courts.
Future improvements to athletic facilities at North Adams Community Schools could be funded in part by tax-deductible donations from local residents.
A proposal to create a not-for-profit athletic foundation that would allow the school district to raise private funds for athletic capital improvement projects was unveiled Tuesday at the school district's monthly board meeting. The discussion was held in conjunction with the news that a bare-bones upgrade at Worthman Stadium would cost in the neighborhood of a half million dollars.