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May 30th, 2012
Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey told commissioners Tuesday that bridge inspections will underway during the next month.
Inspectors will be looking at bridges in Adams County that are over 20 feet in length, which includes approximately 160 bridges in the county.
In other news, Barkey said work on the Ceylon Covered Bridge is still progressing, with Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery, Ohio, having finished the first layer of floorboards.
The Decatur Post Office has announced that it collected 6,300 pounds of food during the 20th annual national food drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" on May 12 — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
A Decatur letter carrier said that this is the most food that has been collected in the area since the food drive began in the '90s.
Adams County Democrats have until June 30 to hold caucuses and make appointments to fill vacancies on the November general election ballot.
According to a spokeswoman in the county clerk's office, the caucuses must be held and candidates selected by that date. Independent candidates have until July 2 to file petitions of candidacy to seek any countywide office.
Decatur resident Curtis Rose recently attended a celebration in Fort Wayne marking the joining of Taizhou, China, as a sister city, during which one of his sculptures was presented as a gift to Xue Shaoxian, chairman of the Taizhou Municipal People's Congress.
Rose, whose wooden sculptures are based on the Mobius band math concept, said he received a call from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art informing him that a member of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry's office had purchased one of his sculptures to be presented during the ceremony.
Services to honor the county's war past and present war veterans were held in Geneva, Berne and Decatur over the Memorial Day weekend, with large crowds at all three events.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz struggled at times to keep his emotions in check as he spoke in front of the Peace Monument on the courthouse square in front of the assembled crowd about the sacrifices made by American service men and women.
Veterans-related events in Decatur, Berne and Geneva, along with Willshire, Ohio, have been announced for the Memorial Day weekend.
The American Legion post 43 color guard and firing squad will be at the Decatur Catholic Cemetery on Monday at 9 a.m. for a short service honoring past and present veterans, before moving to the Decatur Cemetery for another short service.
Break out the fans and air conditioners and get the pools ready as Mother Nature has a stretch of hot, humid weather just in time for the Memorial Day weekend for portions of the Midwest and East.
As cool air with gust winds sweep over the Southwest and snow falls over the high country in the Rockies, building heat over the southern Plains is forecast to surge northeastward later this week, according to AccuWeather.com RealFeel®.
The Decatur Fire Department, along with the help of area Boy Scouts, will be installing new smoke detectors and batteries in area homes as part of a campaign to provide working detectors for those in need, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock.
Hitchcock said the department is taking donations to purchase the detectors and batteries, and the department is not asking for money from individuals who are in need of a working detector.
The recent discovery of state tax funds found lounging in state coffers instead of being returned to local and county municipalities has been a big factor in the Adams Memorial Hospital's financial picture staying in the black for the year.
Despite a drop in most categories in April from the previous month, hospital officials reported they have taken in $198,744 more than what they have spent as of the end of April.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, along with Adams County judges Fredrick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, has announced that the sheriff's department will be accepting applications for the position of court security officer.
Adams County Council approved the addition of a second security officer last week. John Whitright has handled court security for several years, but is currently responsible for both Adams circuit and superior courts.