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September 2nd, 2011

Heat delays game times

September 2, 2011

    Acting on a recommendation from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, area schools are delaying the start of tonight's home football games.
    Bellmont High School Athletic Director Dale Manis announced Thursday night that due to the intense heat forecast for this area today, the kickoff for tonight's Bellmont-Columbia City football game at Bob Worthman Stadium has been moved moved back to 7:30.

Villa Lanes back in business

September 2, 2011

    Villa Lanes bowling alley reopened on Thursday after sitting vacant for some three years.
    To mark the occasion, Mayor John Schultz and co-owners Dan Evans and Josh Krueckeberg tried their luck on the newly refinished lanes.
    The mayor took two shots resulting in one gutter ball and one strike.
    The adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place, is set to open on September 8.

Monroe may up water rates

September 2, 2011

    For the first time since the 1990s, the Monroe Town Council will consider raising monthly water rates.
    At Thursday's meeting of the council, President Al Lehman said he will propose at the October 6 meeting a small increase, less than $2 more per month for minimal water users, to begin building up a fund to pay for replacing water equipment perhaps eight to 10 years from now.

Grant to aid those in CC program

September 2, 2011

    A grant of $25,000 from an anonymous foundation has been received by the Behavioral Health Center of Adams Memorial Hospital to help provide services to individuals in the Community Corrections program and their families.
    “This is a win-win situation for all individuals involved,” said Behavioral Health Center director Dr. John Gibson.

September 1st

Anti-drug council is given new grant

September 1, 2011

    A $125,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) in Adams County by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of the local group's continuing involvement with and support from the U.S. Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.

Bearcreek will host special display

September 1, 2011

     Starting Friday and running through September 2-11, a free event called Midwest America Healing Field will be set up on the grounds of Bearcreek Farms in northern Jay County to remember the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and to pay tribute to all U.S. military and emergency services personnel and first responders, living and deceased.

‘Survivor’ all-star ponders governor bid

September 1, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — ‘‘Survivor’’ all-star contestant Rupert Boneham may run for governor of Indiana.
    Boneham formed an exploratory committee Monday to possibly seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor.
    He said on his campaign website that the current field of candidates doesn’t understand the problems average Hoosiers face. He cited his extensive charity work on behalf of troubled teenagers as his chief qualification.

August 31st

INDOT to move on elevation of US 224

August 31, 2011

    The turnout was slim, and comments were few, during a public hearing held Tuesday evening for a proposed U.S. 224 highway improvement project in Decatur.
    With only two dozen area residents in attendance, officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation detailed the construction plans for an estimated $3.5 million project that would elevate the state highway by as much as seven feet from the St. Marys River to just east of the U.S. 224 intersection with Jackson Street.
    Construction would begin in 2015.

Bids are taken to finish repairs at work-release center

August 31, 2011

    The Adams County Work-Release Center, located beside the jail, has been in operation for more than 12 years and, now that its floor has been releveled, additional work is required to complete renovations before separate space is created for men and women.
    Sheriff Shane Rekeweg attended Monday's meeting of the county commissioners with 10 price quotations for varied jobs, all of which were taken under advisement until next Tuesday's commissioners' meeting, a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.

Embattled Kruse now facing Pennsylvania arrest warrant

August 31, 2011

    AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Embattled former Indiana auction house owner Dean V. Kruse faces an arrest warrant out of Pennsylvania alleging that he never paid a man $38,000 for selling an antique hearse at auction in 2008.
    DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer told The Herald Republican of Angola (http://bit.ly/oFdGlA) on Tuesday that his department has a warrant for Kruse’s arrest on a felony theft count issued in Dauphin County, Pa. Lauer said the warrant had not been served as of Tuesday afternoon.

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