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October 25th, 2012

Car show, poker run Saturday

October 25, 2012

    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.

October 24th

Records move complete, at great savings

October 24, 2012

    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.

Community Corrections gets full-time aide

October 24, 2012

    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.

Hospital’s annual health fair scheduled in Berne

October 24, 2012

    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.

October 23rd

Visited doc... on horseback

October 23, 2012

    Leslie Fender had a doctor's appointment. Just your routine post-surgery evaluation. But his route, and method, of keeping that appointment have been anything but routine.
    Most patients likely would have made the trip from Texas to Royal Oak, Michigan, by plane. Or even by car. Few would have kept that appointment by horseback.
    "But what fun would that be?" asked the 54-year-old Fender as he plodded on horseback down a 13th Street sidewalk in Decatur Monday morning.

Driver is said critical

October 23, 2012

    A Decatur woman is listed in critical condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a single-vehicle mishap at 7:30 p.m. Monday. In another incident, a woman was struck by a driver later cited for driving while intoxicated.
    In the 7:30 mishap, a witness told the Adams County Sheriff's Department he observed a car headed southeast on Salem Road near U.S. 33 suddenly leave the road and enter a ditch; he said the vehicle flew sideways approximately 10-15 feet in the air, according to the department's report.

‘Hat,’ ‘Gate’ to exit Berne park

October 23, 2012

    Acting on recommendations contained in a recent Indiana Municipal Insurance Program report, Berne City Council on Monday voted to remove two pieces of playground equipment that have been staples at the city's Lehman Park for decades.

October 22nd

Allegations against Strauss revealed

October 22, 2012

    The former South Adams Elementary School principal accused of engaging in sexual contact with a student at another school, is out of custody on a $35,000 bond after appearing for an initial hearing in a Michigan City court on Friday.
    Brian Strauss, who resides in Michigan City, is charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count each of child solicitation and vicarious sexual gratification. The charges could bring a maximum prison sentence of 39 years.

Jobless rate in tumble

October 22, 2012

    Unemployment in Adams County hit a four-year low during September.    According to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Adams County's jobless rate plummeted to 6.6 percent during September. That represents the lowest unemployment figure experienced in the county since June of 2008, when unemployment stood at 5.5 percent.
    September's unemployment rate was down .7 percent from the county's 7.3 percent reading in August.

Holdup bid at Berne CVS nets 15 years

October 22, 2012

    Seth T. Curtis, 26, Portland, who pleaded guilty to five felony charges in the August 7, 2011, attempted robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in Berne, was sentenced to a lengthy prison term this week by Adams Circuit Court by Judge Fredrick A. Schurger
    Curtis, who was shot by an off-duty officer in the CVS store, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery, three counts of criminal confinement, and possession of paraphernalia. A charge of unlawful possession of a syringe was dismissed.

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