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May 30th, 2013
Monday's Memorial Day program, held at the Adams County Veterans Memorial in Berne, was a proud presentation.
There were about 50 people in attendance, and those people included veterans of all ages, whether participating in the program or not. The colors were presented as American Legion Post 43 Bugler David Rice played the bugle, followed by Britney Hernandez and Sidney Sprunger singing the National Anthem.
Qualifying industries looking to locate or expand in Berne will now have the opportunity to earn 100 percent freedom from all real and personal property tax liability for up to five years for such projects.
Petitions currently are being circulated in the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe seeking approval of residents there to join the Adams Public Library System (APLS).
The petition process was initiated by the APLS board of directors and, if 20 percent of the registered voters in the target area — which lies south of State Route 124 and includes the majority of residents in the town — sign the petitions, the area identified as Monroe/Monroe would become the third library district in Adams County.
The commissioners received a proposal from Dave Sholl of Schenkel & Shultz Architecture at Tuesday's meeting regarding the superior court project.
In the event a new building would be located at the northeast corner of Third Street and Madison Street, which is one of the locations being considered, Sholl has submitted a quote of $44,160 to serve with Cory Miller — a Decatur native — as architects for the project.
"I just thought he needed it more now than I did," said Andrea Braun Irwin after she became a major sidebar story on Sunday to one of the most popular victories in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seemingly always followed by a black cat at the Speedway, popular Tony Kanaan ended 11 years of frustration by winning the 500 on his 12th try. And when it was over, amid waves of jubiliation, he displayed in Victory Lane two medals, one of them given to him by Andrea Irwin.
Memorial Day was a wet one in Adams County, but just cold and damp as Memorial Day services were held at the Veterans Memorial at the Berne American Legion post.
A joint observance was held by the Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6236, Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751.
Featured speaker was Guy Gruters, an F-100 fighter pilot, small business owner and corporate executive vice-president.
Memorial Day weekend proved busy for Decatur firefighters, who were dispatched four times between Saturday and Monday, with one of those incidents resulting in the apprehension of three juveniles.
On Saturday, firefighters were sent at 3:11 a.m. to the scene of an accident at 3682E US 224, where a vehicle driven by Darrell D. Hoverman had left the right side of the road and struck a drainage culvert, according to a spokesperson for the department.
Just in time for Memorial Day came the announcement at this week's Decatur City Council meeting that the city will be getting a memorial to honor six city residents who were killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War.
Mayor John Schultz said at the meeting that the memorial is being sponsored by the local VFW and American Legion posts, and that members of those organizations would like to place it somewhere near the gazebo along the walkway at Riverside Center.
Among area Memorial Day events is the military exhibit in Willshire, Ohio.â€¨ In its third year, store owners Bill and Aleta Weiss have completely transformed the entire Willshire Home Furnishings store, at 318 State Street in downtown Willshire, into a military museum to bring to the public an exhibit that will offer endless lessons in history, a news release said.
North Adams Community Schools held an open house at the administration building on Wednesday to honor the retirement of five employees.
Retirees include Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk, who has been with North Adams for 19½ years; Mike Thieme, a bus driver for 40 ½ years; teacher Rick Koester, 38 years; and Cindy Wass, a paraprofessional for 27 years.
Also retiring is Nancy Ulman, a custodian for 25½ years.