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May 17th, 2011
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District Board is preparing to take action to help thwart a possible move in the Indiana legislature to prevent property taxes from being used to finance all the county solid waste districts in the state and to keep the local waste-handling operation going in a different way if such a bill becomes law.
Three people remained hospitalized today as a result of a two-vehicle traffic accident which occurred last Friday and took the life of Drake T. Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, who was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department released a report about the accident late Monday morning. The mishap occurred on Piqua Rd. near State Rd. 101.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department at 9:25 a.m. today released a report on last Friday night's fatal traffic accident on Piqua Rd. in the rural Decatur area.
Drake T. Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.
Adams County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in solving acts of vandalism at the Monmouth baseball fields during the weekend of May 6-8.
Backstop nets were cut down, other nets were stretched and moved, a backstop was broken into pieces, and a pitcher's block was dented. Officials also said a batting cage frame was bent and the men's bathroom door was damaged when someone threw a large concrete block at it.
South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller said during this week's school board meeting that there have not been any bids submitted on the former Berne elementary school property.
Bidding was opened May 2 for the entire tract of real estate which totals 4.815 acres. Bidding will close at 3 p.m. on June 1. After the open bidding period ends, board members will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. that day to review the bids and to possibly accept a bid.
The Adams Central school board authorized paying a $1,007,102.83 check for the school's construction and renovation project at the May meeting of the board, then heard a progress report from Barry Ehinger, the overseer of the work.
The money goes to Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, prime contractor for the design-build project.
Sister Margaret Rose Donnelly, SSND, 76, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Her body will be received at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011, immediately followed by the reciting of the Holy Rosary.
Less than two years following a controversial reconfiguration of classrooms throughout the North Adams school district — and the closure of one elementary school building — a member of the North Adams school board has proposed another realignment of building uses.
Three surveys of 1,136 people in the Adams Central area were recently taken by AC's curriculum director, Anna Spalding, to gauge the reaction to the policy begun last August of delaying the start of school each Wednesday for 30 minutes so teachers can have a weekly 45-minute professional development period.
Caylie Yoder last summer saw first-hand the lingering devastation caused by the 2008 hurricane on the island nation of Haiti. She will be returning next month as part of a contingent from South Adams Schools that is traveling to Haiti with a water purification system that will improve the lives of residents there.
Yoder, a senior at South Adams, went to Haiti last summer with a group from the Bridge Community Church. She told members of the Berne City Council at their May 9 meeting of the lack of basic sanitation and clean water.