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January 24th, 2012
A dilapidated, burned-out building on Jefferson Street that has been giving city officials in Berne nothing but headaches for more than a year can finally be addressed, following the city council's emergency adoption on Monday of an unsafe building ordinance which mirrors Indiana code.
A special party was held at Evergreen Court on January 6 in honor of Ralph Kenworthy, who celebrated his 106 birthday with family and friends.
Born in Camden, Ohio, on January 6, 1906, Ralph has been a fixture in Decatur for most of his life. Up until a few years ago, Ralph was still living in his own apartment and could be seen driving through town on his way to a variety of restaurants for a bite to eat, or perhaps to a local bar to play pool against the "younger boys," referring to his friends.
The Purduettes and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform in Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School on Sunday, March 4, starting at 3 p.m.
Also performing will be the Purdue Flappers, Cowgirls and Ba-Na-Na.
In addition, the Bellmont High School show choir will perform in a joint musical number with both of the Purdue ensembles.
Republican Kim Fruechte has announced his candidacy and filing for re-election as District One Adams County Commissioner.
Fruechte has held the position the past four years and expressed in his announcement that it has been a rewarding experience serving Adams County and that he has the knowledge and desire to continue serving the community.
Adams Central Athletic Director Rick Minnich noted Friday morning that the Allen County Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament, slated for Adams Central on Saturday, has been delayed two hours and will begin at 11 a.m. because of the impending snow storm.â€¨ That will set the finals back to about 4:15 p.m.â€¨ Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis noted that the Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament, scheduled for Kendallville on Saturday at 9 am., has been delayed until 11 a.m.
Tensions were high at Thursday night's Adams County Board of Zoning and Appeals meeting as a crowd gathered to hear the board's decision regarding a proposed wind test tower being constructed in Adams County.
John Minch, who recently ended an eight-year run as mayor of Berne, has announced his candidacy as a Democrat candidate for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. Minch has filed the necessary paperwork to participate in the May primary election.
This was the scene late Thursday morning as a train derailed just south of the Bunge North America location, closing the Second Street railroad crossing for several hours.
The street reopened around 2:30 p.m. after a crew got the train back on the tracks.
The City of Decatur continues to move closer to putting completely back in order — and ready for a tenant — the 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
City council on Tuesday night authorized the expenditure of $12,000 to pay some bills and learned that it soon will be time to consider purchasing a new furnace for the structure.
Marcy Kaye (Smelser) Koons, of Decatur, has announced her candidacy as a Democrat for the office of Recorder of Adams County.
Three Republicans have announced that they will be seeking the office: Deb Stimpson and Jim Voglewede of Decatur, and Gerald Walker of Berne.
Current Recorder Connie Moser is barred by term limits from seeking a third term.