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May 1st, 2014
Drug Free Adams County hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss the affects underage drinking has on Adams County’s youth.
Executive Director Kelly Sickafoose introduced three key speakers for the meeting: State Rep. Matt Lehman, Adams County Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller and Adams County sheriff’s deputy and Adams Central School Resource Officer Charlie Cook. Other participants were students and members of the Drug Free organization.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update the board on House Bill 1006 and the “affect it will have on Adams County and the jail,” he stated.
How do you get an industrial heating and cooling unit to its rooftop destination? Hire a helicopter, of course, which is just what Smith Brothers of Berne did Wednesday afternoon as part of its ongoing $4.5 million expansion project.
More than 60 area business leaders and other Adams County residents attended the second annual Economic Outlook Forum, held Tuesday in the Decatur Room ofAdams Memorial Hospital. The event was sponsored by the First Merchant Bank in conjunction with the Decatur, Berne and Geneva chambers of commerce.
PRIMARY ELECTION PREVIEW
Township trustees and boards
Voters will go to the polls May 6 during this year’s primary election. Among candidates on various ballots will be individuals seeking nomination to township boards.
Those candidates are:
• Blue Creek - None filed
• French — Norman Glass, Democrat, and Dianna Herman, Republican;
An altercation Tuesday morning between two male students at Bellmont High School ended with both of the combatants going through a plate glass window at the school receiving treatment at Adams Memorial Hospital for their injuries.
“The best way I can put it is that two students made some poor decisions as to how to handle a disagreement,” Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman said Tuesday afternoon.
“I’m confident this (a trip to the hospital” was not in their plans.”
The decision by veteran District 2 Adams County Commissioner Ed Coil not to seek re-election this year has attracted two Republicans who are vying for the seat. Wes Kuntzman, executive director of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, will square off May 6 against former county treasurer Rex Moore. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage. Following are their responses.
Another Adams County resident appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon at their regular weekly meeting to express his objections to the planned construction of a new county jail in downtown Decatur.
Despite recently learning new mandates by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management may add substantial cost to the city’s planned renovation of its municipal sewer system, Berne City Council approved a motion to move forward with a bond ordinance to fund the project during Monday evening’s regularly scheduled meeting.
With incumbent Gayla Reinhart barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year, two Republican candidates have tossed their hats in the ring and will seek the GOP nomination for Adams County Clerk of Courts. Veteran businessman Ed Dyer and longtime deputy county recorder Jim Voglewede Jr. will square off in the May 6 primary election. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage.