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August 29th, 2012

New group to provide beef to NA families

August 29, 2012

    A steer purchased at the livestock auction which closed the recent Adams County 4-H Fair will be providing food for families in the North Adams Schools district.
    The 1,250-pound steer — raised by Alana Nussbaum in Adams County — was purchased by Bunge North America and processed without charge by Manley Meats, of rural Decatur into nearly 500 14-ounce cans of beef.
    The food was then turned over to HERO Meals, Feeding Adams County of North America, a newly formed organization.

Love INC may have to close doors

August 29, 2012

    Love INC has announced that, like other organizations, it is struggling financially. According to a press release, Love INC does not have enough funds to keep the doors open for another month.
    Love INC is asking for donations to help meet the needs of people in the community.
    Donations may be mailed to Love INC, P.O. Box 932, Decatur, IN, 46733.
    For more information, call (260) 728-4503.

Only slight changes seen in Berne voting districts

August 29, 2012

    The boundaries of city council districts in Berne will be revamped slightly, but all council candidates will continue to be voted upon by all city residents under a state-mandated 10-year redistricting update given preliminary approval on Monday by Berne City Council.
    According to City Attorney Jim Beitler, the council redistricting is required once each decade following the official U.S. Census.

August 28th

Courthouse repair estimates soar

August 28, 2012

    The cost to repair damages to the electrical system at the Adams County Courthouse, which was zapped during severe storms that whipped through the area at the beginning of August, has jumped again.
    After a lightning strike damaged the courthouse elevator, air conditioning units, alarm systems, several computer systems and related software, the initial estimate for repairs was $20,000. Once repairmen began inspecting the damage, however, that figure jumped to approximately $60,000, according to Dave Meyer of building maintenance.

Adams County one of 67 where West Nile found

August 28, 2012

    Adams County Sanitarian/Environmental Director Terry R. Smith has announced that his department has received repeated verifications from the Indiana State Department of Health’s weekly Arboviral Surveillance Reports that West Nile Virus (WNV) is again present in Indiana and in Adams County.
    A total of 67 counties, including Adams, have had positive tests. Other counties with positive tests include Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Jay, Huntington, Noble, Randolph, Wells and Whitley.

Berne, townships nearing deal on fire protection

August 28, 2012

    A long and drawn-out set of negotiations between Berne officials and representatives of the outlying townships over fire protection costs has not yet been completed — but it’s getting closer.

August 27th

Schultz wins Mayor's Challenge

August 27, 2012

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz won the annual Mayor's Challenge on Friday during the Kekionga Festival.
    Schultz, shown in accompanying photo tossing a spear, defeated Berne Mayor Bill McKean to win his second straight Challenge.
    Schultz bested former Berne John Minch last year after having lost to Minch two years in a row.
    The annual Kekionga Festival wrapped up on Sunday, having drawn large crowds over the weekend amid hot but dry weather.

‘Bleed for the Band’ to aid Red Cross

August 27, 2012

    Bellmont High School is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a "Bleed for the Band" blood drive from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, in the high school auxiliary gymnasium.

Keep an eye on wind turbine talk, city council told

August 27, 2012

    Wind turbines haven't often been on the minds of Decatur officials lately, but a rural Decatur resident, Doug Hartman, told city council this week that it should begin to take a good look at the local situation because it could be coming up in the near future.

August 24th

Late filings for school board seats

August 24, 2012

    A six-person race for the District 2 (rural area) on the new North Adams School Board became a reality with a wave of filings in the final hours before Friday's noon deadline.
    No less than five people — Mark Bulmahn, Cassie Hammond, David Smith, Daniel Strickler and Jim Vogelwede Jr. — jumped into the field in the final hours. The only previous candidate, prior to Friday, was Deb Bergman, a board incumbent.

 

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