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November 5th, 2012
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.
New school performance rankings released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education show the three high schools in Adams County earned "A" status for the 2011-12 school year.
Three dozen or more local Democrats jammed into a room designed to hold less than half that many on Wednesday to greet a trio of candidates seeking statewide and national office.
With less than a week remaining until the November 6 general election balloting, Decatur got a visit on Wednesday from U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly, gubernatorial hopeful John Gregg and his running mate, State Sen. Vi Simpson, D-Ellettsville.
Incumbent Republican State Representative Matt Lehman is being challenged in the November 6 general election by Democrat newcomer Mike Snyder for the 79th Indiana House of Representatives’ seat.
Lehman resides at 663 Lehman St., Berne. He first ran for the 79th District House seat in 2008 when former Rep. Mike Ripley announced he would not seek re-election. Lehman was re-elected in 2010 without opposition. He was elected to the Adams County Council in 1994, serving as its president from 2002-2008.
The most recent purchase agreement for the former South Adams Elementary School property has fallen through.
Jim Schwarzkopf has been hired as the interim assistant South Adams Elementary School principal for the remainder of the school year. According to Superintendent Scott Litwiller, his main responsibility will be the supervision of elementary students and staff. The decision was made unanimously by school board members at a special meeting on Tuesday (Tony Mellencamp was absent).
Democrat incumbent Frederick Schurger and political newcomer Chad Kuklehan, a Republican, are the candidates for the Adams County Circuit Court judge seat on November 6.
Schurger, a rural Decatur resident, was appointed as judge of the Adams County Circuit Court by former Gov. Frank O’Bannon on Aug. 2, 1999. He was elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2006.
Kuklehan, who resides at 227 N. 13th St., has been a practicing attorney for the last 10 years. He is making his first bid for elected office.