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June 7th, 2013

Sewer board OKs up to $2.4 million in tax-free bonds

June 7, 2013

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board, with four of its seven members present, voted on Thursday evening to issue up to $2.4 million in tax-free municipal bonds to finance the county's first-ever rural sewer endeavor. Bond anticipation notes will be sold in advance of the bonds as the district inches toward the start of a project that has been several years in the making and filled with controversy along the way.

June 6th

Wall may get brick

June 6, 2013

    It now appears likely that the "ugly wall" left after the demolition of the longtime building at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in downtown Decatur will be covered by brick.
    A comment launched near the end of Tuesday night's city council meeting turned into some hard decisions, the result being the strong probability that a brick wall will eventually cover the eyesore.

Sculptures bit of awakening of downtown

June 6, 2013

    (Editor's Note: This is an AP exchange shared by the News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne.)

By KEVIN KILBANE
News-Sentinel
    DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Coni Mayer could see the impact from the windows of her office at Second and Madison streets in downtown Decatur.

Golden Meadows auction Saturday

June 6, 2013

    The 19th annual Golden Meadows Home auction – held to benefit the Special Needs Resident Fund – will be held this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility grounds at 3646N 200E, rural Decatur.
    The family-friendly event will feature many new items and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as out-of-town organizations such as professional sport teams and amusement parks. Also for sale will be used merchandise in good condition, and lunch will be available for purchase at a food tent.

June 5th

Hoosier Pattern still moving ahead

June 5, 2013

    Hoosier Pattern, a Decatur business Mayor John Schultz called "a core" of local economic development, is continuing to move rapidly forward, it was learned at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
    Attorney Jeremy Brown, representing the N. 10th St. metal pattern maker, and owner-operator Keith Gerber were on hand at the meeting to request a tax abatement on a $1.7 million piece of equipment that Hoosier Pattern will be installing in the weeks ahead.

Dueling petitions Lehman seeks to stop library Monroe effort

June 5, 2013

    Dueling petitions in the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe ultimately will determine whether residents there will become members of the Adams Public Library System (APLS).

Peace Monument on tour; souvenirs to be available

June 5, 2013

    The Adams County Peace Monument on the southwest corner of the courthouse square will be featured during this Saturday's Sculpture Tour.
    Committee members from the Peace Monument 100th Anniversary Celebration will be available at the monument to answer questions and to give the history of the monument, according to a news release. 

June 4th

Diocese gets to keep some records sealed

June 4, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has given a Catholic diocese in northern Indiana permission to keep some records under seal as lawyers prepare for a possible trial over a former teacher’s claim that she was fired because she had in vitro fertilization.
    Emily Herx’s lawsuit against the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend addresses the constitutional balance between reproductive rights and religious rights and could determine which one trumps the other.

Ogg leaving county post

June 4, 2013

    Plan Commission Director Neil Ogg announced at Monday's county commissioners meeting that he will retire on September 1.
    Ogg was appointed to the position 15 years ago by the commissioners.
    Commissioner Kim Fruechte told him, "You'll be a hard person to replace."

Berne resident sent to prison

June 4, 2013

    Nicholas S. Handshoe, 41, Berne, recently pleaded guilty in Adams Circuit Court to several charges and was given prison time by Judge Chad E. Kukelhan.
    Guilty pleas were entered to invasion of privacy, possession of methamphetamines, resisting law enforcement, and violating probation.

    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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