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May 23rd, 2013

County drug sweep nets eight arrests

May 23, 2013

    Early Wednesday morning, a group of police officers arrested eight people in Adams County for a variety of drug violations.
    Arrest warrants were issued for the operation by the Adams Circuit Court after covert informants allegedly purchased a variety of controlled substances, including methamphetamines, prescription medications, and marijuana.

Fleetwood owner to shut plant just bought

May 23, 2013

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana factory where 165 workers build ambulances will be shut down by its new owner in a decision announced a week after the same company said it would close a nearby recreational vehicle plant with about 500 workers.
    SJC Industries has notified the state Department of Workforce Development that it will start terminating employees in July from the ambulance factory in Elkhart as it completes production work there.

May 22nd

Inskeep set to step down

May 22, 2013

    The biggest piece of news to come out of Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting had nothing to do with ordinances, sewers, fire protection and the like. Instead, it was the pending retirement of the city's water superintendent for the last 17-plus years, Jim Inskeep.
    Inskeep is stepping down effective May 31, after 41 years with the department.
    He joined the department under Mayor Harry Hebble, making a little over two bucks an hour, and replaced Wayne Carpenter as superintendent in 1996.

Morning raid leaves several facing drug charges

May 22, 2013

    A large group of police officers, armed with warrants, picked up several people in Adams County on drug-related charges this morning.
    The officers met around 5 a.m. at the Adams County Jail for a meeting, then began looking for suspects and making arrests.
    Names of those arrested were being processed this morning and will be released later, likely today, by the sheriff's department.

Sculpture Tour 2013 schedule unveiled

May 22, 2013

    Decatur Sculpture Tour officials have announced that the second-year event will  launch with day-long activities, including a new event, a film competition, which integrates sculptures from the tour.
    The tour will be held on Saturday, June 8. Sculptures on the tour now total 16 created from artists locally and around the country. The sculptures will be on display until May of 2014.

May 21st

Fire hits Ohio home

May 21, 2013

    Firefighters from Decatur and Monroe were among several departments battling a house fire near Wren on Tuesday afternoon. See Wednesday's print and e-editions for further details. (Photo by Jannaya Andrews)

Trash disposal fees stay same

May 21, 2013

    The Adams County Solid Waste Management District will not increase fees for the disposal of trash through 2014 and possibly beyond.
    Tim Baker, attorney for the solid waste district, reported during a Monday meeting of the district's board of trustees that the district "has a very healthy cash balance" which will allow it to keep rates at their current levels for individual customers as well as for municipalities.

Vets groups plan joint Memorial Day service

May 21, 2013

    A joint Adams County Memorial Day observance will be hosted by the Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6236, along with the Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751 on May 27.
    The program will begin at the Decatur Catholic Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., where a short memorial service will be held, followed by a second service at the Decatur Cemetery.

Food handler’s class scheduled here

May 21, 2013

    Parkview Regional Medical Center and the Adams County Health Department are teaming up to offer a two-day ServSafe food handler’s certification class on June 26-27 at Bellmont Middle School.
    The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
    The cost of the course, established by the Indiana Restaurant Association, is $150. People wishing to recertify by taking just the course examination may do so on the second day for a $50 fee.

May 20th

Clock repairs given okay

May 20, 2013

    Acting upon a recommendation from Dave Meyer, director of the county's maintenance department, the Adams County Commissioners last week approved the hiring of Phil Wright of Tower Clock Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, to repair the courthouse clock.
    The building's four clock faces have rarely showed the correct time in a number of years.
    Meyer said Wright comes highly recommended from other counties, including Huntington and Wells.

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