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February 26th, 2013
Two pieces of playground equipment at Berne's Lehman Park, deemed by the city's insurance carrier to be unsafe, will be sent to the scrap heap following a decision Monday by the city council not to permit the equipment to be utilized by an independent organization.
New playground equipment will be installed in Lehman Park this spring, and the city council for months has wrestled over where the new equipment will be placed and what would be the fate of several old playground devices.
Just nine days after suffering a near-fatal heart attack, Berne City Council President Gregg Sprunger was in his usual seat Monday evening as the council met for its regularly-scheduled meeting.
Sprunger appeared slightly pale and spoke softly, but nonetheless contributed to several spirited discussions throughout the evening.
The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Adams County recently was stunned by receipt of one of the largest monetary bequests in county history, one which will allow the organization to complete a number of homes for local families who cannot afford to buy houses.
The bequest of almost $125,000 came in the will of Pauline M. DeBolt of Berne, who died on April 4, 2012 in Decatur at the age of 81.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reminded the commissioners this week that the date for compliance with the new Fertilizer Use Rule was February 16.
This rule will be enforced by the office of the Indiana chemist's office and affects operations who use more than 10 cubic yards of dry fertilizer or 4,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer per year. Its purpose is largely regulation of organic fertilizer usage, such as manure.
Free bingo sponsored by WZBD radio will officially kick off Spotlight 2013 on Saturday, March 9, at Bellmont Middle School.
The bingo will be held in the school, cafetorium, starting at 9, with participants playing for prizes donated by local businesses. WZBD's Al Converset will call the numbers, assisted by another member of the radio staff, Dave Nathan.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday continued to call for a 10 percent reduction in personal income tax rates, even as that proposal has seemingly stalled in the General Assembly.
Pence made his comments in Decatur as the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Decatur Rotary Club.
A crowd of 40-50 residents came out to hear the Adam's County Plan Commission's decisions regarding the wind ordinance changes Thursday night.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department released details today of the 6:09 a.m. Thursday single-vehicle accident in Preble Township that resulted in the driver of a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero being killed.
Police said Alexandria R. (Lexy) Pharr, 23, 17th Street, Decatur, was on her way to work in Ossian and was westbound on C.R. 900N near C.R. 550W when her vehicle suddenly went left of center.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was the guest speaker Thursday at the weekly meeting of the Decatur Rotary Club. Read Pence's comments in Friday's edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
A 1923 Kimball baby grand piano, restored to beauty by the efforts of Medford Smith of Decatur, will have its public debut on Saturday when The Friends of the Library will host an “Open That Bottle Night” fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at the Adams Public Library branch in Decatur.
The piano was found in poor condition in the onetime Stoner house at Third and Jefferson streets before the building was demolished a couple of months ago.