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June 16th, 2011
Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has announced that the truck driver involved in a fatal accident at a highway improvement project in Decatur on April 13 this year has been arrested for causing death while operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his blood.
The driver, Gary L. Biehl, 37, of Huntington, allowed a blood sample to be taken right after the tragedy. That sample, says Harvey, showed that marijuana was in Biehl's blood.
The 11th annual Motor Sports Festival, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Mark's Heating and Air Conditioning of Decatur, will run from 4-9 p.m. on Friday in the downtown area, with motorcycles and antique tractors added this year.
Varied refreshments will be available, as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Music will be provided by MillerTyme, a local disk jockey business. Also scheduled is a swap meet of motor sports-related items.
The North Adams Community Schools' board of education approved a rash of personnel transactions Tuesday night, including the elimination of several federally-funded Even Start positions, accepting the resignation of a veteran girls tennis coach, and the filling the vacant varsity girls basketball coaching position.
It seems that Berne is another step closer to having a CVS pharmacy at the intersection of US 27 and State Route 218.
At a meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Tuesday, board members accepted a $650,000 bid by GKB Enterprises for the former Berne elementary school property. GKB Enterprises, LLC is owned by Steven J. Kreigh and the estate of Ralph E. Biggs.
Many personnel positions were dealt with by the Adams Central Schools Board at its meeting on Tuesday night. Only board member Mike Brown was absent.
The board accepted the resignation of Kristin Sprunger as AC's assistant technology supervisor. She is leaving after five years to take a position with the Grant County Sheriff's Department at Marion.
Editors note: The following was written by Ebony Ann Fawcett's mother, Beth Ann Fawcett. A children's carnival and silent auction will be held for Ebony Ann from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 502 W. Monroe St. in Decatur. The benefit will feature games, prizes, a raffle, a bake sale, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. The event is open to the public.
Full-time municipal employees in Berne would receive a $600 across-the-board pay increase in 2012, pending city council's approval, according to a proposal announced Monday evening by Mayor John Minch. The pay raise equals approximately 1.55 percent for each employee.
Mounted animals, birds, and fish, plus animal pelts, will be part of the pageantry as the City of Decatur celebrates its 175th anniversary on August 18-28.
The free display of mounted creatures will be held in Riverside Center on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with setup time the day before, from 3-6 p.m.
Local taxidermist Dick Beard will show off an elk he mounted that stands nine feet tall (counting its antlers), plus an antelope, a bobcat, a mule deer, and a white-tailed deer.
Rod Mosser, a former coach and teacher at South Adams, Adams Central and Bluffton high schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Berne City Council.
Mosser, a Democrat, said he looks forward to using his education and work experience to help move Berne forward.
The District 3 seat is currently held by first-term Republican Mark Wynn.
Hoagland Days opens Thursday and will run through Saturday in Hoagland Park, sponsored by the Hoagland-Area Advancement Association.
Thursday, June 16
Merchants' tent open during fair hours.
4:30-6:30 p.m.—Registration for the greased pig contest at the park arena area.
5-10 p.m.—Food court open in the food tent.
6 p.m.—Midway rides operate.