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October 29th, 2012
Anyone interested in a prime spot of real estate in downtown Decatur with access to a state highway and plenty of free parking?
The Adams Health Network (AHN) doesn't have a bridge to sell you, but it does have a landmark building in Decatur to offer, having recently announced it plans to sell its former Health Services Complex at Second and Monroe streets downtown. Prior to the hospital owning the building, it was for many years occupied by the First State Bank of Decatur.
Decatur's annual Callithumpian Parade is scheduled to begin its journey through downtown at 6:57 p.m. Monday.
After forming in the areas around Stratton Place and Bellmont High School, the parade will travel west on Monroe St., then go south on Second St., eventually breaking up in an area around Five Points (Adams St. intersection).
Decatur industrialist Vic Porter will serve as parade grand marshal.
Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler has announced the traffic detours for this year's Callithumpian Parade, to be held at 7 p.m. next Monday.
The parade route begins at Bellmont High School and will travel west on Monroe St. before heading south on Second St. and ending at Adams St.
Second St. in downtown will be blocked off and cleared of all traffic at 5 p.m. from Monroe St. to Adams St.
Four candidates are vying for two seats from District 1 on the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education in the first-ever public elections for board seats.
The top vote-getter in the District 1 voting will receive a four-year term that will start Jan. 1, 2013. If the incumbent board member is the top vote-getter, he will automatically earn a new term on the board, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Their vacated seat would then be filled by a vote of the school board.
At last month's meeting of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees, members learned a state hospital tax tab of $1,346,270.49 had put their financial bottom line several hundred thousand dollars in the red.
This month, the federal government came a-callin' again, but this visit left the hospital leaders in good spirits as Medicare deposited a settle-up check for 2011 in AHN coffers for approximately $750,000 — meaning the hospital now shows a $268,298 balance in the black.
Adams County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Anya Pinkerton has announced a major change in crop acreage reporting dates for the 2013 crop year.
All fall-seeded small grains must now be reported by Dec. 15.
“In past years, producers had until July 15 to report their acreage for wheat and other small grains,” said Pinkerton “The new reporting date is much sooner than the prior deadline, so we encourage producers to make an appointment to stop by and file a crop report.”
The 11th annual Callithumpian Car Show and Poker Run will be held this Saturday, rain or shine.
The entry fee is $10 per player if pre-registered and $15 on-site registration. All participants must register or check in between noon and 1 p.m. at Riverside Center, 231 E Monroe Street. The last vehicle must be out by 12:30 p.m.
Judging will take place at 2 pm. due to a shorter route, organizers said.
The massive project to move the archive records that were being housed at the Adams County Jail has been completed, according to Adams County Recorder Connie Moser.
Moser told the Adams County Commissioners Monday the job of transferring the records from the jail to the Bank of Geneva, Berne branch, involved workers from Community Corrections, work-release inmates, transportation officer Fritz Bultemeyer, Aauditor Bill Borne, Clerk Gayla Reinhart, Rose Bryan of the Adams Public Library system, and Moser.
Whether or not county employees are replaced with full- or part-time employees should be universal, according to Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert.
Gilbert met with the Adams County Commissioners on Monday to discuss moving his administrative assistant from a part-time to a full-time position.
Back in September, Gilbert requested permission to hire a full-time replacement for the administrative assistant who was quitting.
The annual Autumn Health Fair will once again be offered by the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne on Friday, November 2, from 7-10 a.m.
The health fair will allow people of all ages to receive a variety of lab tests and a flu shot as well as a chance to review educational booths and displays, an announcemente said.