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February 17th, 2011
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed his candidacy to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne. His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean.
A preliminary plan to move the Extended Care Unit from Adams Memorial Hospital was approved Wednesday night by the Adams Health Network (AHN) board of trustees at their regular monthly meeting.
Hospital officials emphasized the move of ECU to the "B" wing of the Woodcrest Nursing Home makes sense from an economical standpoint and should not be construed by people as meaning an ECU patient will become a nursing home patient.
Special fundraising certificates to finance Decatur's 175th anniversary this year have been printed to mark the number of $10 shares sold. The first buyer, paying $100 for 10 shares, was Mayor John Schultz.
Complete Printing Service business designed and printed the certificates.
Hoosier Pattern is making survey markers about Decatur which can be purchased, with profits donated to the celebration, organizers said.
A Decatur man who graduated from the United States Naval Academy and spent 10 years as a naval aviator has announced his candidacy to run as a Republican for the Decatur City Council's at-large seat in this year's election.
Cameron Collier, 31, is a 1997 Adams Central High School graduate and now works here as a financial consultant with Jehl and Kreilach Financial Management firm.
Collier, who was a lieutenant in the Navy, is on the waiting list to be a lieutenant-commander in the Naval Reserve.
Berne Mayor John Minch delivered his eighth and final State of the City address on Tuesday during a noon luncheon sponsored by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
Minch is in the last year of his second term as Berne mayor and has indicated he will not seek re-election this year. The lone announced mayoral candidate to date, former council president Bill McKean, was in attendance at Tuesday's meeting.
Cameron Collier announced late this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the at-large seat on Decatur City Council.
The seat currently is held by Democrat Barbara Engle.
Theodore "Toby" Schwartz entered Adams Circuit Court on Monday afternoon with a 100-year prison sentence and left about an hour later with 29 years added on.
Schwartz, 41, a former resident of Geneva and Berne, was given a century behind bars last year in Allen County for rape, burglary, and other crimes in the fall of 2009 that resulted from his lengthy use of methamphetamine.
Government-as-business was the theme of this year's State of the County address by Commissioner Doug Bauman, who declared, "It's all about sales. It's making people feel good about doing business" with government.
He delivered his talk at a luncheon meeting of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce in Woodcrest Retirement Community, with some 60 people attending.
After 15 years on the Adams County Election Board, Ralph Smith Jr. of rural Decatur has resigned, effective February 28, citing "health problems and my desire to travel for six months out of the year."
Smith, a Republican, was replaced by Abby Dyer of Decatur, who was named by county Republican Party Chairman Rob Noetzel. Dyer is the wife of Decatur City Councilman Matt Dyer.
The fledgling North Adams Community Schools Fund is gaining support, and Superintendent Wylie Sirk said committee members are discussing "a variety of ideas to generate revenue" to allow the fund to award an increasing number of annual scholarships.
Included are a pair of challenges — one to employees of the school district, the other to school board members — issued by Sirk.