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January 24th, 2012

Bridge work delayed by weather

January 24, 2012

    The covered bridge near Ceylon is no longer covered.
    Work to reconstruct the bridge built in the mid-1860s began in early November. Jutte Excavating of Fort Recovery, Ohio, won the county contract to remove, rebuild and then reposition the bridge.
    Recent high water has slowed work on driving pilings for support in order that the bridge may be taken apart. The wooden structure eventually will be entirely removed, with its pieces strewn about a parking lot at the site.

Wind test ordinance review set

January 24, 2012

    Adams County Building/Planning and Zoning Director Neil Ogg addressed county commissioners at Monday's meeting regarding the proposal of a wind test tower to be built in Adams County.
    Ogg requested County Attorney Mark Burry review the county ordinance under which the proposed construction falls in order to ensure there are no lingering questions before Gamesa, the company erecting the test tower, resubmits to the planning board next month.

Berne council approves an unsafe building law

January 24, 2012

    A dilapidated, burned-out building on Jefferson Street that has been giving city officials in Berne nothing but headaches for more than a year can finally be addressed, following the city council's emergency adoption on Monday of an unsafe building ordinance which mirrors Indiana code.

January 23rd

106 and counting

January 23, 2012

    A special party was held at Evergreen Court on January 6 in honor of Ralph Kenworthy, who celebrated his 106 birthday with family and friends.
    Born in Camden, Ohio, on January 6, 1906, Ralph has been a fixture in Decatur for most of his life. Up until a few years ago, Ralph was still living in his own apartment and could be seen driving through town on his way to a variety of restaurants for a bite to eat, or perhaps to a local bar to play pool against the "younger boys," referring to his friends.

Purdue ensembles to perform in Decatur

January 23, 2012

    The Purduettes and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform in Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School on Sunday, March 4, starting at 3 p.m.
    Also performing will be the Purdue Flappers, Cowgirls and Ba-Na-Na.
    In addition, the Bellmont High School show choir will perform in a joint musical number with both of the Purdue ensembles.

Fruechte seeks a second term

January 23, 2012

    Republican Kim Fruechte has announced his candidacy and filing for re-election as District One Adams County Commissioner.
    Fruechte has held the position the past four years and expressed in his announcement that it has been a rewarding experience serving Adams County and that he has the knowledge and desire to continue serving the community.

January 20th

Wrestling meets delayed 2 hours

January 20, 2012

      Adams Central Athletic Director Rick Minnich noted Friday morning that the Allen County Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament, slated for Adams Central on Saturday, has been delayed two hours and will begin at 11 a.m. because of the impending snow storm.
    That will set the finals back to about 4:15 p.m.
    Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis noted that the Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament, scheduled for Kendallville on Saturday at 9 am., has been delayed until 11 a.m. 

Wind test plan stirs big storm

January 20, 2012

    Tensions were high at Thursday night's Adams County Board of Zoning and Appeals meeting as a crowd gathered to hear the board's decision regarding a proposed wind test tower being constructed in Adams County.

Ex-Berne mayor eyes council seat

January 20, 2012

    John Minch, who recently ended an eight-year run as mayor of Berne, has announced his candidacy as a Democrat candidate for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. Minch has filed the necessary paperwork to participate in the May primary election.

Second St. reopened after train derails

January 20, 2012

    This was the scene late Thursday morning as a train derailed just south of the Bunge North America location, closing the Second Street railroad crossing for several hours.
    The street reopened around 2:30 p.m. after a crew got the train back on the tracks.

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