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February 18th, 2013
A total of 206 dogs were brought to the Adams County Animal Shelter in 2012, with an 84 percent claim and adoption rate and a 16 percent euthanization rate, according to a year-end report submitted by shelter officials to the county commissioners.
The report also noted that 278 cats were brought yo the shelter, with a 42 percent claim and adoption rate, and a 58 percent euthanization rate.
In all, 484 dogs and cats wound up at the shelter last year.
In clarifying the situation about this week's decision on a new superior court building, Adams County Commissioner Doug Bauman said Thursday that the only decision made in a meeting between the commissioners and county council is that there will be no building attached to the current courthouse.
The final decision on whether or not to construct a new building for the superior court will be up to the voters in a future referendum, Bauman said.
Three candidates in last year's elections who filed late campaign finance reports will not be fined, the Adams County Election Board decided at a recent meeting.
John Minch of Berne, a Democrat who unsuccessfully sought a seat on the county council, was two days late filing his report, according to Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart.
Warm up those shootin' arms if you plan to attend Monday's benefit basketball game pitting the Adams County Crime Fighters against the K105 All Stars.
In observance of 15 years of playing benefit games, K105 is offering a contest in which someone attending the game here could win $15,000.
At halftime, those who sign up must accomplish the following to win the big prize: make a layup, then a free throw, then a three-pointer and then a halfcourt shot — all within 25 seconds.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District's board of directors may be nearing a decision on the future of a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the rural areas of northern Adams County.
Adams Central will mark another end of an era as longtime Athletic Director Rick Minnich submitted his resignation to the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday night.
Minnich, who has served AC in various positions for 39 years, said in his letter he has been blessed and has no regrets in beginning and ending his career at AC. Minnich thanked the school and the community for the help and support he has received during his time at AC.
T-shirts to support Adams Central eighth grader Tyson Bahrke in his fight against cancer will be available for pre-sale order at the Adams Central-South Adams basketball game on Friday.
The shirts are $10 apiece, and over half of the proceeds from this will go directly to Tyson's family to help pay for his chemotherapy, an announcement said.
The shirts will be available for pickup from later AC home games or the elementary school office beginning February 25.
The Adams County Council was joined in its monthly meeting on Tuesday by the Adams County Commissioners.
The council and the commissioners agreed that new superior court accommodations will be in a standalone building, and the county will not add on to or renovate any current buildings for the project.
The way in which Berne united following the death in 2012 of Spc. Nick Taylor, killed in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard, was an example of the community's strength and resolve of Berne and demonstrated why the city "is a great place to call home," Mayor Bill McKean said Tuesday during his second annual State of the City address.
McKean gave his remarks during a noon luncheon hosted by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
Administrators in the North Adams Community Schools have been deemed eligible for performance bonuses for the 2012-13 school year. The school district's board of education on Tuesday evening approved one-time stipends for administrators that are identical to those for which teachers in the district may qualify.