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August 12th, 2013
According to information recently provided to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees, the Woodcrest Nursing Home received "its best State Board of Health Survey in memory," according to AHN vice president for long-term services Bill Watson.
Health care facilities throughout the state are surveyed annually by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on a wide variety of issues ranging from nursing care to dietary concerns to patient rights and much more.
Turns out U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman won't be there after all, but two state legislators will and, it's hoped, so will World War II veterans in Adams County as the rededication of the Peace Monument is held on Saturday, August 24 in Decatur.
The event to mark the 100th anniversary of the first monument built in the U.S. to be dedicated to peacetime will begin at 2:30 p.m., a time change made to accommodate Stutzman, who has since said he will be unable to attend.
Area lending institutions have been asked to submit quotes by August 20 for the issuance of $500,000 in bond anticipation notes for a rural sewer project designed to serve approximately 265 Adams County households.
Securing the preliminary funding is the next step in an estimated $4.5 million project by the Adams County Regional Sewer District to install the county's first-ever rural sewer in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
At a South Adams School Board special meeting this week, Susie Amstutz and Superintendent Scott Litwiller presented a request to the board regarding a sort of "facility upgrade" for the Migrant Education Learning Center.
One dilapidated building may soon become the target of City of Decatur action while another building, not dilapidated but long empty, apparently is going to get new life.
Responding to a question posed by Councilman Matt Dyer at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz indicated something was going to be done in the near future to perhaps effect a cleanup of the large-sized home at Jackson and Second streets.
Speed limits in the Homestead Addition and on 550 N. at the city's west edge will be reduced in the near future.
Acting on a request from Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, city council on Tuesday adopted on two readings an ordinance lowering limits in both areas. Third and final passage is expected at the August 20 meeting.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Krause submitted to the Geneva Town Council on Tuesday a report of upcoming Chamber activities.
The report stated that the Summer's End Street Festival is coming up Saturday, August 17, in downtown Geneva. A beer garden will be open from 5-10 p.m. and The Junk Yard Band will be back to play classic rock and oldies starting at 7 p.m.
The City of Decatur's budget for 2014 is increasing just $96,469 over last year, and much of that will go to a two percent pay raise for all city employees.
After considerable scrutiny given the budget by city council members at their previous meeting, council on Tuesday night saw the numbers redone by Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright.
The budget for 2014 — actually, the proposed budget — now stands at $7,453,579, an increase of $96,469 over the current figure of $7,357,110.
Vickie Ellis, program specialist with the Adams County chapter of the American Red Cross, is asking the community to assist a family in need.
Ellis said a local family — a mother and three young children, ages 5, 3 and 5 months — due to circumstances beyond their control "find themselves needing to start a household after losing everything." Beds for the older two children and the mother are especially needed, said Ellis.
Three people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle mishap at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 224 near Briarwood Trail, according to a Decatur Police Department report.
Police said the accident occurred when a westbound pickup truck driven by Matthew E. Wallace, 19, Harvester Lane, Decatur, allegedly went left of center into the path of an eastbound car operated by Jeremy L. Hileman, 35, Willshire, Ohio. Hileman told police he swerved into the ditch but was unable to avoid a collision with the truck.