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March 1st, 2012
Spring fever hit Decatur and Adams County — as well as most of Indiana — on Wednesday as the temperature soared to a surprising 67 degrees here on the final day of February.
Decatur weather station officials said that reading was achieved Wednesday afternoon under sunny skies. The normal high for the date is 41
Fort Wayne recorded a high of 66, which tied a record there.
State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, will host three town hall meetings on this Saturday to, he says, gather feedback from constituents regarding the 2012 legislative session.
The meetings are an open forum for any legislative issue the public wishes to discuss, he added.
The day will start in Decatur with a meeting from 8-9 p.m. at the public library. Lehman will be joined by State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, for that session.
A fundraiser has been set for this Saturday at the St. Louis Besancon Hall, 155535 E. Lincoln Highway, near New Haven, from 5-10 p.m., for Eli Wellman, the three-year-old son of Kevin and Linda Wellman.
This event will include a a free-will donation meal, music, and a silent auction, among other activities.
A total of 100 career wins and, more importantly, a 39-34 victory over Churubusco has Adams Central Coach Aaron McClure smiling after opening-night Sectional play at South Adams on Tuesday.
The victory, the 100th of McClure's coaching career, sends the Jets into a Friday night contest against the host Starfires.
About the 100th win, McClure, who is the middle school principal and a former science teacher, said he's enjoyed all 11 seasons and has had "a lot of fun."
Richard Lambert, a resident of Bobo, spoke with the Adams County Commissioners Monday regarding drainage issues on his property.
According to Lambert, the problem began about three years ago when a neighbor, who was not named, allegedly had a broken tile on his property which was creating some minor flooding on the man's property.
IPFW recently held its 22nd annual Engineers Week Model Bridge Contest, with 60 students from 13 northeast Indiana counties.
Defending Champion Mason Call, a sophomore at Adams Central High School, once again took the Grand Prize with a bridge that topped 680 pounds, a new record.
The purpose of the competition is to build the lightest, strongest bridge possible — with 200 popsicle sticks and wood glue.
A new case of measles has been confirmed in Indiana and this one is in Adams County.
An unvaccinated resident of the county was exposed to measles while traveling overseas, Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) spokeswoman Amy Reel said late Monday afternoon.
The case is unrelated to an outbreak in the Indianapolis metro area, she added.
Berne City Council on Monday evening authorized the execution of a pair of contracts with state highway officials as the first step in implementing the city's Safe Routes To School program.
Berne last fall was named as a recipient of more than $300,000 in transportation department grant funding to implement the national program, which provides planning grants through the U.S. Department of Transportation for programs designed to encourage students to take part in a healthier lifestyle by walking and biking to school.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana State Police post commander has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $91,000 in state money.
The Elkhart Truth reports that an Elkhart Superior Court judge sentenced former Indiana Toll Road post commander Dallard Tackett to 20 years in prison on Monday, with 10 years suspended.
One of the featured events at Spotlight 2012, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce-sponsored business expo, will be the North Adams Arts show, Chamber officials said.
Spotlight will be held Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Bellmont Middle School.
The art show is sponsored by the Decatur Rotary Club, with a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation. The show's main focus will be a juried art show for all Adams County high school art students.