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July 10th, 2013

3-story courthouse chosen

July 10, 2013

    The Adams County Council and the county commissioners met early Tuesday morning to receive a presentation from Dave Sholl of SchenkelSchultz on the courthouse study results, which compared a three-story courthouse concept with a four-story concept.

Minnich back in AD post... as an interim

July 10, 2013

    Former Adams Central Athletic Director (AD) Rick Minnich has been named as the interim AD for the 2013-14 school year. Minnich had retired at the end of the last school year.
    Roger Newton, who was hired as AD by the board in June, resigned the position Monday to accept another job.

Structure defects a concern for NA

July 10, 2013

    Structural defects in three areas of the exterior walls at Bellmont High School will take nearly $2 million to fully correct, straining the school district's capital improvement fund and leaving school officials searching for sufficient yet cost-effective remedies.
    Larry Carty, business manager at North Adams Community Schools, for months has been providing updates to school board members of the status of walls that are cracked and bowed in the high school's library, theater and gymnasium areas.

July 9th

Parasailing teens improving

July 9, 2013

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — One of the Indiana teens injured in a parasailing crash in the Florida Panhandle is out of intensive care.
    Family members say Alexis Fairchild of Huntington, Ind., remains hospitalized in Panama City but has improved enough for two rehabilitation sessions a day to help her get back to walking.

Berne awards two more ‘supers’

July 9, 2013

    Two more Berne industries have been awarded "super" tax phase-ins as incentives for expansion projects that will bring nearly 100 additional jobs to southern Adams County over the next three years.

Courthouse temps repair being sought

July 9, 2013

    Prosecutor Chris Harvey attended the county commissioners' meeting on Monday to request their assistance in getting the heating and air conditioning in the courthouse repaired.

Auction to benefit park plans

July 9, 2013

    Adams Public Library System Director Kelly Ehinger has announced plans for an auction to benefit the new Storybook Park that will be constructed just east of the Decatur library site.
     The auction, which will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, in downtown Decatur, is being co-sponsored by Yvonne Marie’s Antique Mall and the Decatur Small Business Association.    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

July 8th

Dinner is for breakfast – Miller up at 3:30 a.m. as WOWO morning anchor

July 8, 2013

    She just graduated from college, landed a full-time job that she loves and gets to spend time with her friends and family. What’s the catch? Her work day starts at 3:30 a.m. and she eats dinner for breakfast.
    Krista Miller graduated from Bellmont High School in 2009 and moved to Indianapolis where she attended Butler University. She earned a degree in Electronic Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

Habitat Home No. 17 has site picked in Berne

July 8, 2013

    Seventeen in '13.
    That's the plan and the goal for Habitat for Humanity of Adams County as the organization prepares for its 17th home in the county, which will be built on the southern edge of Berne.
    The house will be erected on a concrete slab foundation poured, along with a driveway, at 1425 Colonial Court about seven years ago by Ideal Suburban Homes of Decatur. Ideal recently sold the site to the local Habitat affiliate for $10,000.

Fair opens tonight in Portland

July 8, 2013

    The Jay County Fair in Portland opens today with Veterans Day as all veterans and everyone in their vehicles will be admitted free into the fairgrounds.
    Veterans and one guest will also be admitted free to the grandstand that evening for the Michindoh Truck and Tractor Pull. Officials said veterans should be prepared to show some type of identification card to verify their status. 
    The fair’s midway opens with a Ride-A-Thon from 5 p.m. to closing priced at $18 per person.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...

 

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