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April 27th, 2011
The annual spring musical is coming to the Bellmont High School theatre this Saturday and Sunday: Andrew Lloyd Weber's "The Phantom of the Opera."
Christine Daae (senior Olivia Babb) is a dancer in Madam Giry's (senior Rachael Coclasure) troupe for an opera house and is receiving voice lessons from a mysterious "Angel of Music." When the opera house's lead soprano, Carlotta (sophomore Madison Stoppenhagen), quits after being grievously insulted, Christine is encouraged to take her place.
The FCC (Adams) automotive supply company in Berne, fresh off a recent expansion project which created four times the number of jobs originally anticipated, is growing again.
Berne City Council on Monday evening approved 10-year tax abatements for real estate and new equipment for the Japanese-owned firm's second expansion in as many years at the Parr Road site.
Adams County Republican Party Chairman Rob Noetzel has announced that longtime party treasurer Larry Hill has resigned due to matters of health.
Hill, a Decatur resident, held the treasurer's post for more than 20 years, leading Noetzel to say in a news release, "The entire Adams County Republican Party would like to give its heartfelt thanks to Larry for his dedicated service as the treasurer of our party."
Noetzel also announced two changes in party leadership.
Bellmont High School cast members for the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" have been announced for the shows this Saturday and Sunday in Bellmont Theatre.
The productions will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. At the Saturday night event, the theatre will be renamed Erekson Memorial Theatre in tribute to Reid and Evelyn Erekson, the first highly-trained adults to lead student productions on that stage.
(Editor’s Note: In this article and others to follow, North Adams Community Schools officials explain why they are seeking approval of a $1.25 million funding increase from taxpayers. The newspaper welcomes all comments on this issue. Please address them to: Referendum Peoples Voice.)
The city-owned railroad depot off Seventh St. is getting another shot in the arm ... er, building.
Mayor John Schultz revealed at this week's city council meeting that the city's Board of Works and Safety had authorized the expenditure of approximately $23,000 to provide some much-needed work on the aging structure, now in its 99th year.
The recent Kids Against Hunger event at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School north of Decatur brought together 224 people from Adams, Allen, Wells, and Van Wert counties who turned 8,000 pounds of food into 53,000 meal packages in just one day.
The weight of all the food was nearly four tons, according to Event Coordinator Joe Gorman.
Plans were unveiled at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting for Operation Cleanup, a major undertaking to "clean up" the city for its 175th birthday celebration later this year.
Mayor John Schultz said a committee comprised of Board of Works member Bill Karbach, city Planning and Zoning Superintendent Roger Gage, and City Attorney Tim Baker have been working on various aspects of the program, including targeting and implementation.
The St. Marys River in Decatur rose another two-plus feet in the past 24 hours, but was still far short of causing any significant problems .. at this point.
City weather station officials said this morning that the river stood at 16.23 feet at 7 a.m., up from the 13.9-foot reading 24h hours earlier and 11 1/2 feet from a 4.8-foot reading on Tuesday.
Unemployment in Adams County hit its lowest point in nearly three years during March, leaving the county with the most attractive jobless rate among all northeast Indiana counties.
According to figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the county's unemployment rate for March was 8.2 percent, down from 8.8 percent one month earlier and 9.2 percent in January. March's reading marked the lowest unemployment level in the county since a rate of 8.0 percent in July of 2008.