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July 24th, 2013

County covers covered bridge with insurance

July 24, 2013

    The Adams County Commissioners, during their regular weekly meeting on Monday, approved the purchase of an insurance policy that protects the county's financial interest in the covered bridge near Ceylon.
    The insurance policy was required as part of a rehabilitation grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
    The commissioners accepted a quote from Star Financial that will provide $400,000 in coverage for the bridge, at an annual cost of $5,000.

Owner gets 90 days to raze home

July 24, 2013

    City officials have given the owner of a burned-out residence in Berne 90 days to demolish the structure that has long been considered by neighbors to be an eyesore and a public health hazard,
    During a public hearing held during a recent meeting of the Berne Board of Public Works and Safety it was determined that the structure, owned by Tammi Frisendorf and located at the intersection of Brown and East Van Buren streets, must be razed within 90 days.

July 23rd

County-park board dispute escalates

July 23, 2013

    An ongoing dispute between the Adams County commissioners and members of the Adams County Park and Recreation board escalated Monday during the commissioners' regular weekly meeting. And while no resolution was reached to lingering conflicts between the two bodies — the biggest centering around personnel and supervision matters — county park board members said they hope to present to the commissioners a concrete plan outlining the future of their department by year's end.

No opposition to sewer rate hike in Berne

July 23, 2013

    A public hearing held during Monday's regular meeting of Berne City Council on a proposed two-stage increase in sewer rates attracted no comments from city residents, setting the stage for the first of those rate increases to take effect this fall.
    The council two weeks ago introduced legislation to put in place the first of two planned sewer utility rate hikes to help finance an estimated $3.9 million upgrade to the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Good weather for big night

July 23, 2013

    It looks like some nearly ideal weather will be served up to 4-H Fair-goers this evening as the biggest night of the five-day event comes up.
    The National Weather Service says chances of rain are just 30 percent, and that's mainly before 5 p.m. Temperatures, meanwhile, should be in the 60s when the fair parade kicks off at 7.
    Post-race ceremonies will see the 2013 Royal Ambassador chosen.

 
 

July 22nd

Manley Miss Adams County ...once again!

July 22, 2013

    Meghan Manley was crowned 2013 Miss Adams County as the county 4-H Fair opened its five-day run Sunday night at the Monroe Fairgrounds.
    Numerous fair-goers were on hand for the various activities held on a warm Sunday.
    First runnerup was Amanda Reynolds, with Corrinne Bussel named second runnerup. The contestants chose Erica Bluhm was Miss Congeniality, and Manley received the Viewers' Choice Award.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Gov. Ralston dedicated city’s Peace Monument

July 22, 2013

    The Peace Monument is Decatur’s largest public monument and also the first built in the United States to be dedicated to peace.
    It was constructed in 1913 and dedicated on October 30 of that year by Indiana Governor Samuel Ralston.  The memorial was built to honor Adams County veterans that had served in the wars prior to its construction but was dedicated to the peacetime following each conflict.

Work on monument to begin

July 22, 2013

    Work to reinstall a waterfall fountain on the north side of the Peace Monument in Decatur is scheduled to begin next week as the date for the monument's rededication draws ever nearer.
    Joe H. Construction of Berne is the general contractor for the project, supported by subcontractors Don R. Myers Plumbing & Heating of Berne, Kiess Electric of Decatur and Berne Ready Mix. The latter has already measured the monument for the addition of the limestone.

July 19th

County jobless rate up .8

July 19, 2013

    The monthly jobless report issued Thursday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed that unemployment in Adams County jumped by .8 percent in Adams County during June.
    After registering unemployment rates of 6.8 percent in both April and May, Thursday's report listed the county's jobless level at 7.6 percent for last month. That rate was still the second lowest in northeast Indiana, bested only by Wells County's 7.5 percent, and 32nd lowest among Indiana's 92 counties.

Hospice helps patient reunite with his family

July 19, 2013

    (Editor's Note: Larry Kinneer is Promotion & Development Coordinator for State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville, Ohio. He wrote this for the Daily Democrat.)

    State of the Heart Hospice patient Robert Clark had a dream: He wanted to see his new granddaughter while he was still living and he wanted to see his daughter and his other granddaughter.
    The Dream Foundation, based in Santa Barbara, California and State of the Heart made that dream come true.

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