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June 26th, 2012

Burn ban stays

June 26, 2012

    The open burning ban will continue in Adams County indefinitely, according to Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel.
    Marckel told the Adams County Commissioners Monday that the sporadic rain received in the county last week was "nowhere near what we need" and that conditions have actually worsened.
    "Each day we go without rain, we just need that much more to make any real difference," said Marckel. "I don't see this changing any time soon."

Berne is back on IDEM’s clock

June 26, 2012

    The city of Berne is on IDEM's clock once again.
    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has ordered the city to have in place within 37 months all the equipment necessary to drastically reduce the amount of ammonia in water discharged from its wastewater treatment plant.
    Berne officials aren't happy with IDEM's recent announcement, calling it yet another "unfunded mandate."

June 25th

Large crowd turns out for Relay event

June 25, 2012

    Honorary co-chairs Lou Koning and Katie Birch, along with Lou's wife, Vicky, got things started Saturday as they walked the ceremonial first lap during the Relay for Life held at Adams Central's football stadium.
    Others participating included young cancer survivor Ebony Fawcett, who walked with her mom, Beth Ann, and another young cancer survivor Halle Williams-Seip, who walked with her mother, Ciera Williams, and aunt Sydnie Williams (see accompanying photo).

Ouabache memorial proposed

June 25, 2012

    A lasting memorial to workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) is the initial goal of the Friends of Ouabache State Park, according to an announcement.
    At a meeting of the Ouabache Friends group held June 19, the organization decided to pursue placement of a statue at the park in Wells County to honor those who helped build the park more than 80 years ago.

‘Honored’ to be co-chair, Koning says

June 25, 2012

    Lewis "Lou" W. Koning of Decatur was one of two honorary co-chairs chosen by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee to walk the first lap at this year's event, held Saturday and Sunday at Adams Central's football stadium.

June 22nd

Relay co-chair discovers support ‘pretty amazing’

June 22, 2012

    The daughter of Paul and Kathy Gross, Marykate "Katie" Birch, 38, has been chosen as one of two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee for the 2012 event, slated to start at 12 noon Saturday at Adams Central's football stadium.
    Katie graduated from Bellmont High School and lives south of Decatur with her family: children Isaac, 18; Maverick, 16; and Gabrielle, 11; and her husband, Matt Birch.

Sign of change in city

June 22, 2012

    The $291,100 project to replace most of Decatur's approximate 2,500 street signs is moving along more rapidly than expected, Street/Sewer Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night.
    Michiana Contracting of Plymouth is doing the work, mostly funded through a federal grant, and had already replaced some 500 signs, Gilbert said Tuesday night.

Storm brings .8 rain to a dry Decatur

June 22, 2012

    Decatur received its first significant rainfall of the month on Thursday when an early-evening storm dumped 8-10ths of an inch here, according to officials at the city weather station.
    Only 3-10ths of an inch had been recorded in the first 20 days of the month.
    A high in the 90s was recorded for the fourth day in a row, but highs here are expected to drop back into the 80s today and the 70s by the first of the week.

June 21st

Purdue trustees chief sought out Daniels

June 21, 2012

     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The chairman of Purdue University’s Board of Trustees says he sought out Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to consider becoming the school’s new president after Daniels decided to not seek the Republican presidential nomination.
    Trustees chairman Keith Krach called Daniels a distinguished leader who’ll be world-class ambassador for Purdue around the country and the globe.

Croner leaving Bellmont High

June 21, 2012

By J SWYGART
    Scot Croner, who for the past four years has served as the principal at Bellmont High School, is expected to be approved next week as the Marion (Grant County) Community School district's director of secondary instruction.
    Croner, who has yet to formally submit his resignation from the North Adams Community School district, said earlier this week that he has informed local school officials of his intention to accept the position. The Marion school board meets June 27 to officially approve Croner's hiring.

    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...

 

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