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November 8th, 2011

NA officer renewed by council

November 8, 2011

    North Adams Schools will continue to have its resource officer, Kriss Affolder, for another year, according to approval given by Decatur City Council at its meeting last week.
    Actually, the city merely renewed its agreement with North Adams, insuring that the officer will continue to work within the school system until next June 30.

Local businesses plan two-day open house

November 8, 2011

    The fourth annual Christmas Open House, sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association (DSBA), will be held this Friday and Saturday at 24 businesses to kick off the Christmas season.
    Christmas shopping and decorating ideas will be available, along with entertainment and refreshments, the DSBA said.
    A grand prize drawing will be held for those who have punch cards stamped at 10 businesses they visit. Cards are available from participating DSBA sponsors.

November 7th

Voting places listed

November 7, 2011

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced the locations of the seven polling places in Decatur and Berne that will be in operation next Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for city and town elections.
    Following is one race in Decatur, six races in Berne.
    Here are the voting places:
Decatur
    Decatur One — North Adams Schools administrative office, 625 Stadium Dr., next to US 224 East.

Seek gifts for kids

November 7, 2011

    Officials of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) have announced that its Emmanuel Project has begun, with the goal of providing Christmas gifts to children in low-income families in the county.
    Churches throughout the county are being contacted by Love INC to sponsor such children, but businesses and individuals are also welcome to become sponsors, according to LOVE officials.
    Those eligible are children who receive free or reduced-price meals at schools.

Shoeboxes to be filled for kids

November 7, 2011

    Operation Christmas Child (OCC) will be undertaken again this year by members of The Bridge Community Church in Decatur.
    Shoeboxes will be filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, notes of encouragement, etc. and are given to needy children at Christmastime, an announcement said, noting that OCC has provided some 86 million gifts since 1993 to children around the world.

November 4th

Monroe eyes water rate hike

November 4, 2011

BY ERIC MANN
    Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman unveiled a proposal for an average 18.5 percent increase in monthly water rates for the community at the council's November meeting held Thursday night.
    He proposed an amendment to the water rate ordinance and said it would be formally drawn up in time for a public hearing on the matter at the council's December 1 meeting.

Berne man accidentally shoots himself

November 4, 2011

      A resident of N. Jefferson St. in Berne apparently accidentally shot himself early Thursday afternoon.
    Dennis Raesner, 65, was reported in fair condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    According to reports, he had a gun in his back pocket and it went off, striking him in the back or side. Raesner was rushed by EMS to Adams Memorial Hospital, when the Samitarian helicopter was called.

Mayor Praises Callithumpian

November 4, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Mayor John Schultz expressed at this week's city council meeting his obviously sincere appreciation to the many local volunteers and emergency personnel who made the recent Callithumpian parade and festival a huge success.
    The mayor pointed to the Callithumpian Committee, the police department and street department. And he also noted the city's fire department, which brewed up 70 gallons of chili to sell on parade night.

November 3rd

Adams Central takes first at parade

November 3, 2011

    Adams Central took first place in Class A during the Callithumpian Parade.
    South Adams was second, Antwerp, third; New Haven, fourth; and Wayne, fifth.
    Best music and best marching and maneuvering honors went to Adams Central, best general effect to South Adams.

City cleanup will continue

November 3, 2011

    While hearing a complaint from a citizen about one phase of Decatur's Operation Cleanup, Mayor John Schultz strongly vowed at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the program will continue.
    Dennis Huffman of Decatur lodged the complaint, apparently after a vehicle he owns was "tagged" by the city. Huffman said his vehicle was operable and should not have received the tag, and that the crew in charge of the cleanup was tagging vehicles in business lots.

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