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August 2nd, 2012

State Fair begins 156th year Friday

August 2, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Sate Fair enters its 156th year with great expectations. Never before has the fair offered so many notable free stage concerts or as much free family programming all over the fairgrounds, including a full slate of shows, sports and events at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.

August 1st

‘Special among us’ Nick Taylor’s life celebrated before over 4,000 ‘friends’

August 1, 2012

    Nick Taylor was remembered as a leader, a patriot, "an amazing soldier" and dearly missed son, brother and friend during funeral services Tuesday in Berne.
    More than 4,000 of Taylor's "friends" crowded into the same South Adams High School gymnasium where he had accomplished some of his most remarkable athletic feats to pay tribute to the young man from their community who gave his life for his country and the cause of freedom.

Full-time replacement for CC is denied by commissioners

August 1, 2012

    Adams County offices that currently have full-time employees may not necessarily get to keep full-time employees, according to Adams County Commissioners.
    Community Corrections Executive Director Ian Gilbert met with commissioners Monday to ask for permission to hire a full-time replacement for the office's administrative assistant, who will be leaving at the end of August.
    Gilbert said the position is, and always has been, full-time and he would like to keep it that way.

Adams County schools announce registration schedules

August 1, 2012

    Following is registration information for Adams County's three public school systems plus St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur.

North Adams
    Officials have announced the following dates and times:
    Southeast Primary and Northwest Elementary: Monday, August 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m.
     Bellmont Middle School: Monday, August 6, 4-7 p.m., and Tuesday, August 7, 1-4 p.m.

July 31st

Services held for Nick Taylor

July 31, 2012

By J SWYGART
    Nick Taylor was remembered as a leader, a patriot, "an amazing soldier" and dearly missed son, brother and friend during funeral services Tuesday in Berne.
    More than 4,000 of Taylor's "friends" crowded into the same South Adams High School gymnasium where he had accomplished some of his most remarkable athletic feats to pay tribute to the young man from their community who gave his life for his country and the cause of freedom.

'Flag man' in Berne; mourners pay respects

July 31, 2012

    Illinois resident Larry Eckhardt wanted to find a way to pay tribute to fallen soldiers and their families. So seven years ago he began traveling around the nation putting up full-sized American flags in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
    Over 100 people gathered Saturday at South Adams High School to help Eckhardt put up approximately 2,200 flags in Berne in honor of Spc. Nick Taylor, who recently died in Afghanistan.

Burn ban is lifted-But caution is urged

July 31, 2012

    The Adams County burn ban has been lifted . . . with extreme caution, according to Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel.
    Marckel released a statement to the Adams County Commissioners Monday saying that all three Adams County fire chiefs agreed the ban could be lifted, with caution.
    "Some areas of the county have not received as much rain as others and the conditions are still very conducive to grass fires and the like," said Marckel.

Principal is hired by BHS

July 31, 2012

    Kimberly G. Harsh has been hired as the new principal at Bellmont High School,  North Adams Community School's Superintendent Wylie Sirk announced Monday in a press release.
    Harsh has been principal at Hauser Junior-Senior High school in Hope, Indiana, for four years and spent five years as assistant principal at the school.

July 30th

Nick comes home

July 30, 2012

    Northeast Indiana residents turned out en masse Sunday to honor the service and memory of Berne native Spc. Nick Taylor, who was killed two weeks earlier while serving with the Indiana National Guard in Afghanistan.
    Taylor's body returned to Indiana soil sometime after noon on Sunday, arriving at the 122nd Fighter Wing base adjacent to the Fort Wayne International Airport. Following a private ceremony on the air base, Taylor's body then made the 32-mile trip home.
    And he was not alone on that journey.

Ivy Tech offering classes here and at AC

July 30, 2012

    Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has announced that it is offering  offering 14 courses in Adams County for the fall semester schedule, running from August 20-December 15.
    Classes will take place at Adams Central High School, Bellmont High School, and Decatur WorkOne's office on First St.
    Individuals are encouraged to register soon as classes fill early.

   Below are the week two results of the Pigskin Picks Challenge featuring Mike McGill...
    BERNE— The South Adams Starfires came out of the gate firing on all...
   This year with Pigskin Picks, the overall winner of competition will be awarded a...

 

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