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July 13th, 2012
Adams County 4-H club leaders Shirley Steiner and Gloria Sommer have been named the 2012 Adams County 4-H parade grand marshals.
The fair officially kicks off on Sunday.
Shirley and Gloria together have a total 36 years of service as 4-H volunteers, according to a news release. For many years they were the Hartford Happy-Go-Lucky Club leaders.
A semi truck failed to clear power lines in the back section of the Pizza Hut parking lot, snapping two poles causing wide spread power outages along 13th Street and sparking a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building.
An I&M spokesman said power is expected to be restored by early evening Thursday.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Democrat.
The 10th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors riders were in Decatur Wednesday during day three of a 19-day trek riding nearly 1,000 miles throughout Indiana. The event kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Monday as 53 cyclists participating in this year's ride began their journey in honor of fallen Indiana law enforcement officers.
The Indiana General Assembly, in its infinite collective wisdom, has created a series of quirks in the upcoming budget approval process for some Indiana school districts.
Adams Memorial Hospital is looking to refinance the $40 million bond that was taken out, with help of the county, in 2003 to build the new hospital.
Tom Nordwick, Adams Memorial CEO/President, and hospital attorney Adam Miller met with Adams County Council Tuesday to inform the council of intent to refinance, saving approximately $2-3 million over the life of the loan.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors on Tuesday appointed a subcommittee charged with the task of negotiating with the city of Decatur the rates that will be charged to county residents whose sewage ultimately will be sent to Decatur for treatment.
Citing family illness reasons, Don Elder has submitted his resignation from the North Adams school board. The surprise announcement came at the end of Tuesday night's regular monthly board meeting.
Elder was appointed exactly one year ago to what has commonly been called the "swing" seat on the board. Representation for that seat alternates every four years between residents of the city of Decatur and rural residents.
After hours of discussion and consideration at public meetings and work sessions over a period of two months, the South Adams Schools Board denied a request by Pastor Mo Hodge to use the school facility in Berne as an extension of The Bridge Community Church's Decatur campus. Nearly 50 people packed the choir room at Tuesday's meeting to hear the board's decision.
No candidates were named to fill vacancies for county offices on the November general election ballot, according to an announcement Monday by Rob Noetzel, chairman of the Adams County Republican Party.
Republicans and Democrats had until June 30 to fill any openings in their slate of candidates for the fall. July 2 was the deadline for any independent candidates to file petitions with the clerk of courts office.
Democrats had four vacancies for major local offices.
Adams County residents are now able to drive golf carts on county roads and streets, thanks to an ordinance passed by county commissioners Monday.
Under the new ordinance are the following conditions:
• Those driving golf carts on county roads or streets must have a valid driver's license.
• All passengers must be seated in factory-installed seats during operation of the golf cart.