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September 27th, 2012
The sale of bonds to refinance $34,385,000 owed on the original bond issue for the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) went off without a hitch last week and early results show hospital officials should realize even greater savings than originally anticipated — nearly $3.5 million.
The Indiana Bond Bank conducted the sale of bonds on September 19 and it took approximately 90 minutes to complete the transaction.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature ‘‘Moon River,’’ Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ‘60s we usually hear about.
‘‘The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t there,’’ the singer once recalled. ‘‘Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself.’’
The Adams Public Library System recently acquired the Richard Roudebush property across from the Decatur branch through a gift from First Merchants Bank and is planning to convert it into a green space.
Library director Kelly Ehinger said, “The location is perfect for outdoor programming and is a dream come true!”
The Adams Wells Crisis Center (AWCC) has announced that it will hold a "Cooking for a Cause" fundraiser this Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Cross Creek pavilion.
A shelter representative said the event is about "People standing up against domestic violence and showing their support" and is open to the public.
More personnel changes are coming for the Adams County Sheriff's and Decatur Police departments, according to Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
Rekeweg told the county commissioners on Monday that one of the jail officers has a conditional offer of employment with the city police department. Providing the officer passes all requirements for the city, they will become a full-time employee of the Decatur Police Department.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting will be available in the courthouse from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, November 2.
Also scheduled are Saturday voting hours from 8 a.m.-noon on October 27 and November 2.
Berne residents will see an increase on their monthly utility bills beginning in December as the city prepares for its first water rate hike in 30 years.
A public hearing to allow community input surrounding the proposed rate increase drew no comments Monday evening during the regular meeting of Berne City Council. City officials said the rate ordinance will be formally adopted at council's October 9 meeting and will go into effect some six weeks later.
A public-private endeavor to replace the roof at the South Adams Senior Center was settled Monday evening when Berne City Council awarded a bid for the project.
Acting on a recommendation from the senior center's board of directors, the council awarded the roof project quote to Limberlost Construction in the amount of $53,850.
Not long after Callithumpian activities are completed in Decatur this year, a long-awaited project will begin: Demolishing the long-ignored building on the southwest corner of Second and Monroe streets downtown.
Fleming Excavating was recently awarded the contract for the project with its low bid of some $145,000.
"It's getting close," Mayor John Schultz said at last week's city council meeting, referring to the start of the project.
Robert "Bob" Brown, who currently lives in Decatur, and Edith "Edie" (Puff) Northup of Fort Wayne, met and fell in love 50 years ago, but they were just married last Saturday, September 15, in an outdoor ceremony at the Berne American Legion post.
The couple started dating after they met at work in 1961 when he was 21 and she was 19. They embarked on a whirlwind romance and planned on getting married until Northup's father convinced her otherwise. They were each other's first love.