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November 6th, 2012
It was another Republican sweep in Adams County Tuesday, with the biggest surprise an upset pulled off by Chad Kukelhan, who defeated longtime circuit court judge Frederick Schurger, garnering over 52 percent of the vote.
Other winners in contested races were: Deb Stimpson, Recorder; Leslie Cook, Coroner; Tony Mellencamp, Dennis Bluhm and Randy Colclasure, three county council seats.
Voting was reported heavy in a number of Decatur and Adams County precincts this morning as local voters looked to cast their ballots on not only national and state
races, but local contests as well.
A number of races dotted the local ballots including, for the first time, North Adams school board elections. Four candidates are seeking two District 1 seats while there are six candidates for two District 2 seats.
Due to the high unemployment in the community, a group of concerned Adams County residents has developed a new program to help people in times of difficulty.
"In the past 12 months there has been a new team of local people who are concerned for the many people in our neighborhoods that have faced loss of jobs, illness, and other costly events in their lives," said a statement issued by the group.
Adams Wells Crisis Center (AWCC) officials have announced that their recent event, "Cooking for a Cause," raised more than $7,000 for the shelter. Of that $7,000, the live auction raised $3,900.
Josh Krueckeberg donated his auctioneering services and Rick Teboe donated the DJ service, according to shelter officials. City police officer Jim Franze won the honor of having the best food dish while Deputy Sheriff Dan Mawhorr won for most creative dish and Jim Verrone won for having the best decorated table.
TROPHY TIME ... Adams Central color guard captains and drum majors smile as they accept their trophy for finishing seventh in Saturday's Class D marching band State Finals. From left are, Courtney Miller, Logan Roe, Jenna Stroup and Riley Braun. (Photo provided)
Two Adams Central teachers, Holly Mishler and Karen Flesch, have gone above and beyond to show their students that even in a small community like Monroe, big things can happen.
The pair recently collaborated on a children's book called "Grandma's Garden," a story about loss and grief, which can be a confusing time for many, especially children who may have a difficult time discussing the emotions they are experiencing.
Contested races for two seats on the South Adams School’s board of education will be settled during the Nov. 6 general election.
Amy Orr, who currently holds a board seat from District 3, filed for the board’s at-large seat, setting up a three-way race with Debra Gerber and Gresham Bearss. Orr’s current term isn’t due to expire until 2014. The at-large seat is currently held by Steve Dobler, who is not seeking a new term.
The polling sites for Tuesday's election remain the same as for last spring's primary election.
The sites, listed by precinct first, then by the poling site and address, are as follows:
• Berne A, Berne Nazarene Church, 604 N Sprunger St., Berne.
• Berne B, Lehman Park Pavilion, 212 Park Ave., Berne.
• Berne C, Swiss Village, Berne.
The ongoing issues with the town of Monroe's sewage system is getting better, but it's not fixed yet, according to Monroe Water and Sewage Assistant Superintendent Justin Shaffer.
Shaffer told the Monroe Town Council Thursday that the pressure in the main sewer line running from Monroe to Berne is pumping at a much higher rate than before, but isn't quite where it needs to be.
Candiates for the position of Adams County coroner in the November 6 general election are Republican Leslie Cook and Democrat Kristopher Burkhart.
Cook, former coroner and currently the county’s deputy coroner, said her certification in forensic nursing and her passion for the position “lead me to believe I am the best candidate to be your coroner.”
Burkhart, who resides in Monroe, is a registered paramedic and a 15-year member of the Monroe Fire Department.