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April 5th, 2012

Familiar faces seeking NA board seat

April 5, 2012

    Two candidates have thrown their names into the hat to serve as the District 2 (rural) appointee to the North Adams School Board.
    Root Township Trustee Dan Bieberich reports that resumes were received from Michelle Stimpson, who currently holds the seat, and from former board member Juan Gutierrez.
    The candidates will be interviewed at 7 p.m. on April 12 at the Union Township hall. The successful candidate will serve a full four-year term on the board.

Furnace next for city depot

April 5, 2012

    Slowly, but surely, the 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot off Seventh St., near Monroe St., is coming ever closer to being ready for occupancy.
    Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the plan commission has awarded a contract to Rorick Electric to install a new furnace (for heat and air conditioning) in the building at a cost of $5,150.    In addition, Tim Ulman has been hired to power wash the basement.

Community service to begin at 1

April 5, 2012

    The Decatur Ministers Association announced on Tuesday afternoon that a community Good Friday service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of God, 1129 Mercer, Ave., in Decatur.
    The service is open to the public.

April 4th

One NA candidate out of running

April 4, 2012

    Then there were two.
    Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that Ada Steiner, one of three candidate for the city-appointed seat on the North Adams School Board, has been disqualified as it was learned she does not reside in the city.
    The person to be appointed by council must live within Decatur's city limits.
    So that leaves two candidates: Ben Faurote, who currently holds the seat, and Stacey Bussel.

City ‘keep-it-clean’ campaign returning

April 4, 2012

    The city's 175th anniversary celebration now is a sweet piece of memory, but the citywide cleanup that went along with it will be continued this year and in the future, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
    And a dispute has already arisen.

Geneva eyes own seat-belt law

April 4, 2012

    The town of Geneva is looking into a seatbelt ordinance that would generate more money for the town.
    At Tuesday's meeting of the Geneva Town Council, Marshall Rob Johnson said that as it currently stands, when a town police officer issues a $25 ticket to a driver for violating the seatbelt law under the state ordinance, "$21 goes to the state and $4 goes to the town."

April 3rd

3 seek NA board seat; Incumbent in field

April 3, 2012

    Two women are among three candidates seeking a seat on the North Adams Board of Education, a seat to be filled by Decatur City Council.
    Ben Faurote, who currently holds the seat, filed an application to seek what would be his first full term. The other candidates who filed before last Saturday's deadline are Stacey Bussel and Ada Steiner.
    All three are city residents, which they must be to be eligible for the seat.

$3,840 courthouse addition study is given the go-ahead

April 3, 2012

    Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture on Monday presented the Adams County Commissioners with an estimate of $3,840 to perform a study on the feasibility of adding an addition to the Adams County Courthouse to house superior court, Community Corrections and the probation department.
    The proposal includes an assessment of the existing conditions of the courthouse, development of floor plans, site plans, and building section, parking options, cost estimate, and a final presentation to commissioners.

Mourdock to speak at Lincoln Day dinner

April 3, 2012

    Indiana State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock will be the featured speaker at the Adams County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event will be held Thursday, May 3, at South Adams High School, with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7.
    According to a press release from party officials, the event is open to the public and "everyone is invited to attend and meet with Mourdock prior the May 8 primary election."

April 2nd

SAdams land bid by CDI is accepted

April 2, 2012

    The South Adams Schools Board, at a special meeting on Friday, accepted a bid of $747,300 from CDI Development Services LLC, for the former elementary school property located at the corner of US 27 and St. Route 218 in Berne.
    The bid from CDI was the only one received and it is $54,500 more than the most recent appraised value of $693,000. However, the property appraised for $721,000 in 2011, when the deal with GKB Enterprises to build a CVS store fell through.

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