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May 15th, 2013
Preparations are under way at Adams Central to bring the school into compliance with the new Affordable Health Care Act that will take effect in January, 2014.
Incoming Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond, along with corporation Treasurer Pam Hawbaker and Secretary to the Superintendent Heather Schaffer, spoke with the AC Board of Education Tuesday about the new health plan and what it will mean for AC.
South Adams Superintendent Scott Litwiller updated the school board on the status of end-of-year testing at the board's meeting last night.
Litwiller said that, like the other schools in the county, South Adams experienced some glitches during the first round of ISTEP+ testing, including students having trouble logging on to the network, getting kicked off the network, and having to wait minutes before the next question would appear.
The Adams County Commissioners on Monday voted to adopt the new wind ordinance, specifically as it deals with the construction and use of wind turbines in the county, with the amendments they suggested last week.
County Attorney Mark Burry performed the final reading of the wind ordinance at the commissioners' weekly meeting, and the commissioners adopted it with the above amendments.
Berne City Council got two drastically differing looks of the local economic scene Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
For the second time in as many months, the councilors listened as representatives from a local company outlined tremendous growth and announced a hefty investment in Berne to expand its operations there.
State Representative Matt Lehman was very positive about Indiana's future in his legislative update address given on Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Woodcrest.
The Decatur Police Department, Chief Ken Ketzler says, is “moving into the 21st Century.”
Within in the next few weeks, the department’s six marked squad cars will be outfitted with computers. And the patrol officers and sergeants using those vehicles will have their own personal computers which will be attached to the in-car computers.
Spring is here and the flowers for the downtown pots are growing at this time.
The planned planting date is Saturday, May 18., according to Pastor Dan York, who heads up the annual effort and cares for the plants through the season.
Those wishing to help should be on be on the east side of the courthouse for instructions at 8:30 a.m., York said.
The weather has finally improved, outdoor fun is everywhere, ball games have started, and lots of dogs are being walked.
Here's another sure sign of the coming summer: the city's Operation Cleanup is once again in operation.
There will be a new twist added this year. "This year we are going to start doing businesses that won't clean up," Mayor John Schultz said at this week's city council meeting. "We will be glad to work with them, but we want to get something done."
With months of controversy now mostly behind them, members of the Adams County Regional Sewer District board on Thursday got down to the nuts and bolts of turning a rural sewer system from a conceptual idea into reality.
Last month the seven-member regional sewer board voted to proceed with plans to construct a rural sewer system to serve approximately 233 households in the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
Members of Bellmont's Future Engineers Club recently visited Hoosier Pattern in Decatur.
The club also visited Reliable Production Machining and Welding in Kendallville.
The club takes one or two field trips a year and is made up of Project Lead the Way Engineering students at Bellmont, according to teacher Josh Salway.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.