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June 28th, 2013
Thanks to a continuing effort to reduce expenses, the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) financial sheet presented to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees Wednesday night shows a solid bottom line for the year with the network having an $814,570 surplus.
When the 2013 budget was adopted last year, it was anticipated a surplus of just under $130,000 would be on the books at this time but budgeted expenses for the year have been significantly down.
A 2007 Bellmont High School graduate, Alicia Drier, has found a good way to spend her summer. She's co-directing Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare From The Heart, an acting company that presents plays to raise funds for local charities.
The group has been a nonprofit organization in Fort Wayne for about 10 years, performing a summer show and a winter show each year with volunteers in the community.
A huge black cloud moved over Decatur a little after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and while it was ominous looking, there was no storm beyond a few bolts of lightning and some thunder.
Officials at the city weather station recorded .53 of an inch of rain. It was the fourth consecutive day that rain has been recorded here.
A high of 86 degrees followed Tuesday's high of 90 in Decatur.
Photo of cloud looks east, over what remains of the onetime General Electric plant.
The Adams Health Network (AHN) will welcome a Poe native who has a strong background in working with physicians and their practices to become its new Director of Physician and Provider Services effective July 29, it was announced at Wednesday night's meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.
Various events, including the Sweet Chariots Car Show, are scheduled for Saturday, July 9, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, US 224 West.
Organizers said approximately $3,000 was raised during last year's event and distributed to St. Mark's missions, such as St. Mark’s Food Pantry, Adams-Wells Crisis Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Love INC. and the church's Red Bird Mission Team.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry presented to the county commissioners at their meeting on Monday the letter he has drafted to dissolve the county's agreement with Decatur's parks and recreation department, as the department will soon undergo major changes.
The commissioners approved the letter, emphasizing a need to meet with Mayor John Schultz, potentially to discuss a new agreement.
Berne City Council, during an informal discussion near the end of Monday evening's regularly-scheduled meeting, voted to direct its rate consultant to draft a two-phase increase in city sewage utility rates.
Jeffrey Rowe from Umbaugh and Associates, the city's rate consulting firm, earlier this month presented several rate options for city officials to consider in conjunction with a state-mandated upgrade to Berne's waste water plant.
This year's United Way of Adams County (UW) Stuff-A-Bus campaign was a major success, United Way officials said.
"This year surpassed previous years with literally hundreds of items being donated, giving a boost to our volunteer food banks that constantly run low on supplies needed to help area residents," said a statement from the agency.
Officials of United Way and the eight participating county food banks said they thanked everyone who participated.
Prosecutor Chris Harvey attended Monday's county commissioners meeting to request a break in the hiring freeze in order to replace chief investigator Bill Crone, who retired at the beginning of June.
Harvey said he needed to fill Crone's full-time position, which by statute is funded by the county. He added that in his opinion, the successor should have law enforcement training, and he plans to advertise the position after meeting with the council at the beginning of July to get the salary approved.
"It was awesome, just a great day," Jeannie Adkison, chairperson for the 2013 Adams County Relay for Life, said Monday following this year's event.
This year's goal was $110,000, and by the closing ceremony, around $95,000 had been raised, Adkison said.
"We started the day around $65,000, so that (a boost of some $30,000 via the Relay) was great," she added. "And we have a few more events to go before the end of August (when this year's drive ends)."