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September 10th, 2012

AC royalty named

September 10, 2012

    Adams Central seniors Isaac Luginbill and Mary Fox were revealed as AC's Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night before the Flying Jets played the Garrett Railroaders.
    Members of the Homecoming Court are Kelsey Barker, Bess Fiechter, Sydnee Peterson, Olivia Macklin, Aubrie Sanders, Stine Sanne, Cody Walburn, Josh Thieme, Nathan Barger, Pierce Harris, David Teeple, and Hansen Fuentes.
    The crowning culminated Homecoming Week at the Monroe school.

Scouts poppin’ to make sales

September 10, 2012

    Twelve Adams County Boy Scouts recently visited the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) as part of the annual “Troop and a Tour … for the Troops” project.
    Each Scout received a presentation about the historical aspects of the building and a professional overview of the purpose and mission of the foundation by Executive Director Coni Mayer.

September 7th

Berne senior center roof question settled

September 7, 2012

    Quotes from two of five contractors selected by Berne City Council to take part in the bidding process for a roof replacement project at the South Adams Senior Center have been deemed "non-responsive" and will not be accepted.

Gas prices drive up Monroe’s '13 budget

September 7, 2012

    It's budget time again for area governments and Monroe's proposed budget for 2013 was reviewed Thursday night during the first of two public hearings before final approval on October 4 by the town council.
    The overall proposed budget for 2013 is $391,900. That's up $7,030 from the 2012 budget, according to official documents.

Keep Monroe neat, town council urges

September 7, 2012

    Summer may be nearing an end, but lawns still need to be cut and trash needs to be cleared out of yards in the town of Monroe, according to the town council.
    During Thursday night's meeting, President Al Lehman said he wants to remind the residents that there is a town ordinance mandating residents keep their lawns cut and property free of trash. Lehman said the town is well kept, for the most part, but there has been an ongoing issue with "a few houses that just can't seem to get it done."

September 6th

No city help for Oakwood

September 6, 2012

    The Oakwood Addition south of Decatur continues under a boil advisory due to major problems with its water system, but at this point there is no way the City of Decatur could or would come to the rescue.
    Councilman Matt Dyer raised the matter at Tuesday night's city council meeting, asking if it would be possible for the city to provide water to the residents of Oakwood, also known as Yost Woods.    

Heritage Village festival on tap for Saturday

September 6, 2012

    The annual Berne Heritage Festival will be held at Swiss Heritage Village and Museum this Saturday from 9 a.m-5 p.m.
    The event will feature children’s games, senior activities, and visitors may be invited to spin wool, churn butter, or shell corn with a hand crank sheller.

Soccer spurs changes for motorists

September 6, 2012

    Parks & recreation department soccer begins Saturday, which means entry to both Bellmont High School and Worthman Field will be altered each Satuday through October 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    The driveway to Bellmont High School off of US 224 will be closed; people are asked to use the entrance by the administrative building or the Middle School entrance on East Monroe St.
    Worthman Field entrances will be one-way off Adams Street, with the only way to exit through the back gate.

September 5th

Old building could be down by June

September 5, 2012

    It's likely to be April of next year when work begins on demolishing the former city garage, an obviously elated Decatur Mayor John Schultz pointed out at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
    It was announced last Friday that the city was awarded a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to raze the 116-year-old structure which sits between the police station and city swimming pool.
    The city will pay 20 percent of the estimated $500,000 demolition project cost, or approximately $103,000.

Thefts from vehicles in Geneva on rise

September 5, 2012

    Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson reported during the town's council meeting on Tuesday that there has been an increase in the number of calls to the police regarding items being stolen out of vehicles.
    Johnson said, "We encourage people to keep their car doors locked" to avoid becoming a victim of this increasingly popular crime. He also said to make sure to report any theft to the Geneva Police Department as soon as possible because, "We will go out of our way to check it out."

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