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August 1st, 2013
Eric P. Martin, 29-year-old Anderson resident, was in custody at the Adams County Jail this morning after being arrested Wednesday afternoon in an unusual incident.
Adams County Chief Deputy Sheriff Eric Beer, off duty and in his pickup truck, saw a man running from the St. Vincent dePaul store on Village Green Drive. As Beer drove around the Baymont Inn to check on the man, a car run into the side of his vehicle.
This year’s Swiss Days event marked the end of the two-year tenure of Berne Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheree Barkley, who stepped down at the conclusion of the festival to pursue other interests.
Chamber President Mark Settlemyre said he hopes to schedule a meeting of the chamber's executive board to fill the position sometime next week. Settlemyre said the board had received resumes "from some good candidates" to take over the director's duties.
Josh Bleill, the Indiana native and former Marine corporal who attracted a packed Erekson Theater audience in Decatur earlier this year, will be speaking in late August at South Adams High School.
An announcement by Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant said he will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
An official of Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS) said Tuesday the agency is seeking a new Decatur site for its restaurant voucher program, suspended since the closing of Spring Garden Restaurant at the intersection of Winchester Road, 13th and 2nd streets.
The first-ever BerneOff — an amateur grilling event being billed as "a little friendly competition and great bar-b-que" — will be held Saturday, August 17, along Harrison Street, near the Muensterberg Plaza in Berne.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dots in Blue Water program that has twice sent students and faculty from South Adams High School to Haiti to help native Haitians purify their drinking water supplies.
Adams Central Schools officials have extended by one hour the middle and high school registration period on Thursday. The registration schedule follows:
Elementary registration (grades K-5) will be held in the elementary gym, with open registration from 12-7 p.m.
Middle and high school registration (grades 6-12) will be held in the cafetorium, with open registration from 2-7 p.m.
Tom Fox of the Adams County Probation Department came to the county commissioners' meeting on Monday with a request to put up a protective wall in his department to enhance security and confidentiality.
The department is situated in the superior court building, the onetime city library.
Fox said has gotten tentative estimates from Joe Schwartz and Dave Delong which suggest that the project would cost about $10,000.
Unusually cool late-July weather continues in northeast Indiana and on Sunday, Fort Wayne established a record for the coldest high temperature recorded for July 28, according to the National Weather Service in northern Indiana.
Sunday’s high temperature was 69 degrees, the weather service said, breaking the old record of 71 degrees set on July 28 in 1969 and 1925.
The Decatur weather station recorded a high of 81 degrees on Sunday and an identical high on Monday.
Renee A. Bombka, 51, Decatur, recently pleaded guilty in Adams Circuit Court to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
She was sentenced by Judge Chad E. Kukelhan to two years in prison, with all but 180 days suspended, to be served on home detention.
She was also given two years of probation, ordered to complete substance abuse counseling, and pay $863 in court costs and fees.
By TOM LoBIANCO
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.