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October 10th, 2011

Gays return to Alaska to continue garden project

October 10, 2011

    Husband and wife team Bill and Penny Gay of Monroe returned to Arctic Village, Alaska, again this summer to help residents there build gardens.
    Arctic Village is home to the Gwich'in, an Indian nation which "lives off the land."
    Because Alaska is notorious for permafrost, they build elevated gardens in troughs to give the plants every opportunity to grow despite frozen ground temperatures.

Memorial to Friedt planned

October 10, 2011

    The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting donations for a memorial garden to be built at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe to remember John Friedt, a longtime staff member of the agency who died suddenly on February 17 this year at age 56.
    The garden will be located near the new building erected this year on the fairgrounds.

3 AC sophomores win $1,000 apiece

October 10, 2011

    Three sophomores at Adams Central High School have been awarded $1,000 each for a project they completed in their global studies class: designing a trip they plan to take to Switzerland in the summer of 2013.
    Erika Steffen, Kaitlin Carroll, and Ben Lehman received the money from Education First (EF), a group founded in Sweden, but with headquarters in Lucerne, Switzerland. The United States headquarters of EF is located in Boston.

October 6th

Op Cleanup continues

October 6, 2011

    Decatur's 175th anniversary celebration has come and gone, but the city's Operation Cleanup is continuing, Board of Works and Safety member Bill Karbach told city council on Tuesday night.
    Karbach, who headed up the months-long program to get the city spruced up for the celebration, said the effort is continuing, although headed in another direction.
    "Now we're working with businesses that are violating our ordinances; it's more of a code enforcement thing now," he pointed out.

Voter signup deadline near

October 6, 2011

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general election is next Tuesday, October 11.
    Reinhart said people may register to vote online by going to www.in.gov/sos/elections and clicking on "Register to Vote Online" on the right side of the page.
    Eligible people also may register at offices of the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles or at the clerk's office in the courthouse in downtown Decatur.

Berne woman handed near-3 years in prison

October 6, 2011

    A prison sentence of two years and 325 days was handed down in Adams Superior Court on Tuesday to Marlinda D. Moore, 49, Berne.
    Moore pleaded guilty to domestic battery, battery, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief. The new charges also violated the probations she is serving for convictions of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.

October 5th

City targets sewage bill deadbeats

October 5, 2011

    A city crackdown is coming for a group of Yost Woods residents who aren't paying their sewage bills.
    Mayor John Schultz raised the issue at Tuesday night's city council meeting, noting that the situation is unique in that the city has no direct recourse if a resident of that area does not pay his/her bill.

Fund planned to aid city’s depot

October 5, 2011

    It doesn't have a name as yet, such as Save The Depot, but a fund will be set up by the Adams County Community Foundation to which people, businesses, groups, etc. may donate in order to preserve — and put to use — the 99-year-old structure off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
    Mayor John Schultz unveiled the plan at Tuesday night's city council meeting, with the notation, "We are asking for donations."

Mann will head C-thump parade

October 5, 2011

    The Callithumpian Committee has announced that the grand marshall for the 2011 Callithumpian Parade will be Eric Mann, a longtime reporter and photographer at the Decatur Daily Democrat who is retiring this year.
    Mann, who will turn 62 five days before the October 31 parade, will step down on December 31.
    The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, the final event of the annual Callithumpian celebration.

October 4th

White guilty of murder

October 4, 2011

    A 12-member jury in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton found a Bluffton man, Tyler White, guilty of murder on Monday for the shooting death of his estranged wife, Amy Meyer White, a former Berne resident, last October.
    "We finally got what we wanted. We wanted the truth to be told and I think that's what we got," said grieving, but relieved Mike Meyer of Berne, the father of the victim, according to this morning's edition of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

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