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September 27th, 2012

Harvest is under way... with good news and bad

September 27, 2012

    The fall corn and soybean harvest is under way in Adams County, but producers in many cases may not like the results.
    Anya Pinkerton, director of the Adams County office of the Farm Service Agency, said Tuesday that several soybean fields have been harvested to date, with yields "right around normal — at 48 bushels per acre."

Hospital sees big savings

September 27, 2012

    The sale of bonds to refinance $34,385,000 owed on the original bond issue for the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) went off without a hitch last week and early results show hospital officials should realize even greater savings than originally anticipated — nearly $3.5 million.
    The Indiana Bond Bank conducted the sale of bonds on September 19 and it took approximately 90 minutes to complete the transaction.

September 26th

Andy Williams dies at 84

September 26, 2012

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature ‘‘Moon River,’’ Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ‘60s we usually hear about.
    ‘‘The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t there,’’ the singer once recalled. ‘‘Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself.’’

Bank donates home to library

September 26, 2012

    The Adams Public Library System recently acquired the Richard Roudebush property across from the Decatur branch through a gift from First Merchants Bank and is planning to convert it into a green space.
    Library director Kelly Ehinger said, “The location is perfect for outdoor programming and is a dream come true!”

Cookin’ up some handy helpers

September 26, 2012

    The Adams Wells Crisis Center (AWCC) has announced that it will hold a  "Cooking for a Cause" fundraiser this Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Cross Creek pavilion.
    A shelter representative said the event is about "People standing up against domestic violence and showing their support"  and is open to the public.

Sheriff’s personnal changes given commission’s okay

September 26, 2012

    More personnel changes are coming for the Adams County Sheriff's and Decatur Police departments, according to Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
    Rekeweg told the county commissioners on Monday that one of the jail officers has a conditional offer of employment with the city police department. Providing the officer passes all requirements for the city, they will become a full-time employee of the Decatur Police Department.

September 25th

Early voting schedule announced

September 25, 2012

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting will be available in the  courthouse from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, November 2.
    Also scheduled are Saturday voting hours from 8 a.m.-noon on October 27 and November 2.

No complaints, Berne’s water rates to rise

September 25, 2012

    Berne residents will see an increase on their monthly utility bills beginning in December as the city prepares for its first water rate hike in 30 years.
    A public hearing to allow community input surrounding the proposed rate increase drew no comments Monday evening during the regular meeting of Berne City Council. City officials said the rate ordinance will be formally adopted at council's October 9 meeting and will go into effect some six weeks later.

Contract for senior center roof goes to Limberlost

September 25, 2012

    A public-private endeavor to replace the roof at the South Adams Senior Center was settled Monday evening when Berne City Council awarded a bid for the project.
    Acting on a recommendation from the senior center's board of directors, the council awarded the roof project quote to Limberlost Construction in the amount of $53,850.

September 24th

Beginning of end near

September 24, 2012

    Not long after Callithumpian activities are completed in Decatur this year, a long-awaited project will begin: Demolishing the long-ignored building on the southwest corner of Second and Monroe streets downtown.
    Fleming Excavating was recently awarded the contract for the project with its low bid of some $145,000.
    "It's getting close," Mayor John Schultz said at last week's city council meeting, referring to the start of the project.

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