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Isaac could drop 7 inches of rain

August 31, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Remnants of Hurricane Isaac will swoop into Indiana from the west and drop as much as 7 inches of rain over five days, providing much-needed relief from the drought in some areas, forecasters said Thursday.
    National Weather Service experts told emergency management officials that the storm’s greatest threat could be small tornadoes. The weather service also said flooding was possible but not certain.

August 30th

County’s vendor checks going electronic

August 30, 2012

    Mailing checks to pay for work done in Adams County will soon come to an end, according to auditor Bill Borne.
    Borne told Adams County Commissioners this week that the county will soon begin paying vendors electronically to save money on man hours, materials and postage.
    Vendors will soon be asked to provide the county with their bank information for to allow for electronic payments. Once a claim has been sent to the county and processed, the funds will then be transferred to the vendor's account.

Remains laid to rest second time

August 30, 2012

     It was a three-mile journey that took nearly three years to complete, but the remains of turn-of-the-century Berne residents were laid to rest for a second time Wednesday at M.R.E. Cemetery west of Berne.
    Cemetery officials and a handful of interested onlookers joined with representatives from the Indianapolis-based AMEC Earth & Environmental archaeology firm to re-inter human remains and burial artifacts excavated in 2009 and 2010 from the long-abandoned Mennonite Church Cemetery in Berne.

Here comes the hurricane ...there go the gas prices!

August 30, 2012

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer approaches.
    As Hurricane Isaac swamps the nation’s oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast, it’s delivering sharply higher pump prices to storm-battered residents of Louisiana and Mississippi — and also to unsuspecting drivers up north in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

August 29th

New group to provide beef to NA families

August 29, 2012

    A steer purchased at the livestock auction which closed the recent Adams County 4-H Fair will be providing food for families in the North Adams Schools district.
    The 1,250-pound steer — raised by Alana Nussbaum in Adams County — was purchased by Bunge North America and processed without charge by Manley Meats, of rural Decatur into nearly 500 14-ounce cans of beef.
    The food was then turned over to HERO Meals, Feeding Adams County of North America, a newly formed organization.

Love INC may have to close doors

August 29, 2012

    Love INC has announced that, like other organizations, it is struggling financially. According to a press release, Love INC does not have enough funds to keep the doors open for another month.
    Love INC is asking for donations to help meet the needs of people in the community.
    Donations may be mailed to Love INC, P.O. Box 932, Decatur, IN, 46733.
    For more information, call (260) 728-4503.

Only slight changes seen in Berne voting districts

August 29, 2012

    The boundaries of city council districts in Berne will be revamped slightly, but all council candidates will continue to be voted upon by all city residents under a state-mandated 10-year redistricting update given preliminary approval on Monday by Berne City Council.
    According to City Attorney Jim Beitler, the council redistricting is required once each decade following the official U.S. Census.

August 28th

Courthouse repair estimates soar

August 28, 2012

    The cost to repair damages to the electrical system at the Adams County Courthouse, which was zapped during severe storms that whipped through the area at the beginning of August, has jumped again.
    After a lightning strike damaged the courthouse elevator, air conditioning units, alarm systems, several computer systems and related software, the initial estimate for repairs was $20,000. Once repairmen began inspecting the damage, however, that figure jumped to approximately $60,000, according to Dave Meyer of building maintenance.

Adams County one of 67 where West Nile found

August 28, 2012

    Adams County Sanitarian/Environmental Director Terry R. Smith has announced that his department has received repeated verifications from the Indiana State Department of Health’s weekly Arboviral Surveillance Reports that West Nile Virus (WNV) is again present in Indiana and in Adams County.
    A total of 67 counties, including Adams, have had positive tests. Other counties with positive tests include Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Jay, Huntington, Noble, Randolph, Wells and Whitley.

Berne, townships nearing deal on fire protection

August 28, 2012

    A long and drawn-out set of negotiations between Berne officials and representatives of the outlying townships over fire protection costs has not yet been completed — but it’s getting closer.

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