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September 2nd, 2011
For the first time since the 1990s, the Monroe Town Council will consider raising monthly water rates.
At Thursday's meeting of the council, President Al Lehman said he will propose at the October 6 meeting a small increase, less than $2 more per month for minimal water users, to begin building up a fund to pay for replacing water equipment perhaps eight to 10 years from now.
A grant of $25,000 from an anonymous foundation has been received by the Behavioral Health Center of Adams Memorial Hospital to help provide services to individuals in the Community Corrections program and their families.
“This is a win-win situation for all individuals involved,” said Behavioral Health Center director Dr. John Gibson.
A $125,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) in Adams County by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of the local group's continuing involvement with and support from the U.S. Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.
Starting Friday and running through September 2-11, a free event called Midwest America Healing Field will be set up on the grounds of Bearcreek Farms in northern Jay County to remember the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and to pay tribute to all U.S. military and emergency services personnel and first responders, living and deceased.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — ‘‘Survivor’’ all-star contestant Rupert Boneham may run for governor of Indiana.
Boneham formed an exploratory committee Monday to possibly seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor.
He said on his campaign website that the current field of candidates doesn’t understand the problems average Hoosiers face. He cited his extensive charity work on behalf of troubled teenagers as his chief qualification.
The turnout was slim, and comments were few, during a public hearing held Tuesday evening for a proposed U.S. 224 highway improvement project in Decatur.
With only two dozen area residents in attendance, officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation detailed the construction plans for an estimated $3.5 million project that would elevate the state highway by as much as seven feet from the St. Marys River to just east of the U.S. 224 intersection with Jackson Street.
Construction would begin in 2015.
The Adams County Work-Release Center, located beside the jail, has been in operation for more than 12 years and, now that its floor has been releveled, additional work is required to complete renovations before separate space is created for men and women.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg attended Monday's meeting of the county commissioners with 10 price quotations for varied jobs, all of which were taken under advisement until next Tuesday's commissioners' meeting, a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Embattled former Indiana auction house owner Dean V. Kruse faces an arrest warrant out of Pennsylvania alleging that he never paid a man $38,000 for selling an antique hearse at auction in 2008.
DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer told The Herald Republican of Angola (http://bit.ly/oFdGlA) on Tuesday that his department has a warrant for Kruse’s arrest on a felony theft count issued in Dauphin County, Pa. Lauer said the warrant had not been served as of Tuesday afternoon.
West Nile Virus has been found in Decatur, Terry Smith, superintendent of the Adams County Health Department, announced Monday afternoon.
The Indiana Department of Health has confirmed the discovery, the virus having been found in a mosquito in Decatur a week or so ago, Smith said.
Decatur officials do regular testing as well as regular treatments of storm sewers and areas of water that remain stagnant.
A record 775 Indiana schools — including North Adams and South Adams schools — have received an ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘exemplary’’ ranking based on student performance and improvement data.
Adams Central Schools received a B, or "commendable" rating.
The number of schools receiving an ‘‘F’’ and academic probation has been cut in half to 111.