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January 9th, 2013

County’s problems with 911 continue

January 9, 2013

    Sheriff Shane Rekeweg attended Adams County Council's monthly meeting Tuesday morning  to inform the council of problems he and Information Technology Director Landon Patterson were having with the 911 information-gathering software.
    Rekeweg explained that every time a call is made to 911, software is supposed to pull information about the caller, including the caller's location and phone number, so that the dispatcher knows where to send help.

January 8th

Bearcreek Farms is closing

January 8, 2013

    Bearcreek Farms has announced that this will be the final year it will be in operation.
    In addition, notable changes are planned for 2013, it was stated in a news release.
    The property will only be open to the public when there are scheduled events, the announcement said. Such events will include a limited number of concerts and reservations for retreats, private events and conventions. The scheduled concerts will be released yet this month. 

Commissioners okay study for building to house courts

January 8, 2013

    Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informed the county commissioners on Monday that he had received a proposal from Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Shultz Architecture, for a "study on a new structure to house the Superior and Circuit Courts along with the Clerk's Office."
    The proposal breaks down the steps needed for said study, as well as the fee for the work — $3,400 plus reimbursements — which could probably be finished by the end of January.
    The steps in the proposal are as follows:

Beer named chief deputy

January 8, 2013

    At the weekly commissioner's meeting on Monday, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg announced that he has appointed a new chief deputy, Eric Beer.
    Eric Meyer, who had been serving as chief deputy, resigned the position at the end of December, as his wife had been transferred to the Orlando, Florida, area in June 2012 and Meyer joined her.

January 7th

New-look North Adams board's first meeting set

January 7, 2013

    The North Adams Community School's board of education will meet for the first time of 2013 — and for the first time with its new seven-member format — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building.
    New members Mark Bulmahn and Al Converset will be seated on the board to start the new year, joining incumbents Tim Ehlerding, Michelle Stimpson, Ben Faurote, Deb Bergman and Stacey Bussel.    

County Wellness Initiative in multistate study

January 7, 2013

    It has been announced that the Adams County Winning with Wellness Initiative has been chosen to participate in a five-year, multistate study involving Purdue Extension to find causes and preventions for childhood obesity in low-income preschoolers in rural communities, including two Indiana counties.
    Winning With Wellness (WWW) consists of a cross-section of community leaders whose mission is to raise awareness of and encourage involvement in the many wellness opportunities within Adams County, according to a news release.

City honors a native son

January 7, 2013

    A Decatur native and Bellmont graduate has reached a new plateau in the United States Navy and this city is adding its congratulations.    Tony Frey, a 24-year Navy veteran, will be promoted to the rank of captain this Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of John (a former city council member here) and Kathy Frey, longtime Decatur residents who now live in St. George, Utah.

January 4th

Nordwick out at hospital

January 4, 2013

    The top leadership of the Adams Health Network (AHN) took an abrupt change Thursday night at a special meeting of the AHN trustees when members voted  unanimously to accept the resignation of president and chief executive officer Tom Nordwick.
    Nordwick, who has served in that capacity since July of 2011 after succeeding long-time CEO Marvin L. Baird, submitted a letter of resignation to the board.

Monroe posts are filled

January 4, 2013

    With the arrival of the new year, local governments have begun the process of making appointments for 2013.
    The Monroe Town Council began Thursday evening's meeting by once again appointing Al Lehman as its president, Arlene Workinger as town clerk-treasurer, Jeremy Brown of Burry, Herman,  Miller & Brown as the town attorney, Dio Hernandez as marshall, and Kevin McIntosh as deputy town marshal.

Former Navy football star visits here

January 4, 2013

    Decatur City Council and the city administration had an outstanding former college football player in its midst on Wednesday, but it wasn't until later that, upon checking, it was discovered just how good the visitor was during his career.
    Ross Pospisil, 25, a friend of Councilman Cam Collier, sat in on the meeting as an interested observer. He was introduced by Collier to various city officials on hand for the meeting.

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