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February 28th, 2014
The ever-present green fire tuck of the Berne Fire Department, which is about 35-years-old, may soon be a thing of the past.
Berne Fire Chief John Crider met with city council Monday evening to request permission to seek bids for a new pumper tanker for the department. The new pumper tanker would hold 3,000 gallons of water and would be used for both city and rural fires.
With the extreme winter Adams County has experienced this year, causing area schools to cancel more than 10 days of classes, the question of how — and when — students will make up those days has been in the forefront of the minds of many area parents.
Bellmont High School held its first Career Day Wednesday morning as local businesses, government employees and manufacturers came to the school to give BHS students a look at their possible future.
The Decatur Fire Department Water Rescue Unit was dispatched to assist the Adams County Sheriff’s Department about 10 a.m. Wednesday after an unidentified man attempted to drive his vehicle onto the ice of C.R. 225N, which is currently flooded. A spokesman for the department stated sheriff’s deputies were able to rescue the man from the ice before the rescue unit arrived.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
A proposed ordinance may soon allow all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles to operate on Berne roadways along the same scope of golf carts.
Under the proposed amendment to the golf cart ordinance currently in place in Berne, ATV and UTV riders at least 18-years-old would be allowed to drive on Berne city and rural streets with the same regulations as golf carts.
Floodwaters have escaped their banks along the St. Marys River in all the usual places — including S.R. 101 just outside Pleasant Mills, as shown in the photograph at left taken Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service predicts the river will fall below flood stage at around 1 a.m. Thursday. The Wabash River was expected to fall below flood stage overnight.
Teacher. Coach. Athletic administrator. Mentor.
Herb Resler has earned all those titles through his five decades of service to Indiana students. He was honored recently for his dedication and tenure during a ceremony at Adams Central High School, where he remains involved with the athletic program.
Berne business is about to get a booster shot in the way of a planned expansion of Mid-America Foundation Co., doing business as Poseidon Barge, which will bring approximately 42 new skilled jobs to its new Berne location.
MAFC, which manufactures barges and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, plans to expand its business base in Berne with the purchase of a part of the former Ficosa Complex, located at 725 Parr Road.
Adams County Data Processing Director Landon Patterson found the Adams County Commissioners a more receptive audience for the upgrading of the county’s integrated technology system than he had at recent county council meetings. The commissions approved the purchase of software to expand the capabilities of the county’s geographic information system, used by both the county treasurer and the county building/planning and zoning commission.
The Adams County Crimestoppers took on staffers from K-105 radio in a fundraising game Monday night at Bellmont High School. All money raised during the benefit game will go to the CrimeStopper’s Tipster Fund. Among the participants were CrimeStoppers President Sarah Ellenberger, shown above bringing the ball up the court,