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June 15th, 2011

AC changes given approval

June 15, 2011

    Many personnel positions were dealt with by the Adams Central Schools Board at its meeting on Tuesday night. Only board member Mike Brown was absent.
    The board accepted the resignation of Kristin Sprunger as AC's assistant technology supervisor. She is leaving after five years to take a position with the Grant County Sheriff's Department at Marion.

June 14th

Benefit set for girl, 6

June 14, 2011

    Editors note: The following was written by Ebony Ann Fawcett's mother, Beth Ann Fawcett. A children's carnival and silent auction will be held for Ebony Ann from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 502 W. Monroe St. in Decatur. The benefit will feature games, prizes, a raffle, a bake sale, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. The event is open to the public.

Minch proposes $600 pay hike for Berne workers

June 14, 2011

    Full-time municipal employees in Berne would receive a $600 across-the-board pay increase in 2012, pending city council's approval, according to a proposal announced Monday evening by Mayor John Minch. The pay raise equals approximately 1.55 percent for each employee.

June 13th

Animals display for 175th

June 13, 2011

    Mounted animals, birds, and fish, plus animal pelts, will be part of the pageantry as the City of Decatur celebrates its 175th anniversary on August 18-28.
    The free display of mounted creatures will be held in Riverside Center on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with setup time the day before, from 3-6 p.m.
    Local taxidermist Dick Beard will show off an elk he mounted that stands nine feet tall (counting its antlers), plus an antelope, a bobcat, a mule deer, and a white-tailed deer.

Mosser seeking Berne position

June 13, 2011

    Rod Mosser, a former coach and teacher at South Adams, Adams Central and Bluffton high schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Berne City Council.
    Mosser, a Democrat, said he looks forward to using his education and work experience to help move Berne forward.
    The District 3 seat is currently held by first-term Republican Mark Wynn.

Hoagland Days opens Thursday

June 13, 2011

    Hoagland Days opens Thursday and will run through Saturday in Hoagland Park, sponsored by the Hoagland-Area Advancement Association.    
    The schedule:
    Thursday, June 16
    Merchants' tent open during fair hours.
    4:30-6:30 p.m.—Registration for the greased pig contest at the park arena area.
    5-10 p.m.—Food court open in the food tent.
    6 p.m.—Midway rides operate.

BHS Early College deal is finalized

June 13, 2011

    Agreements were finalized Thursday evening between North Adams Community Schools and Ivy Tech Community College and IPFW as one of the final steps necessary to transform Bellmont High School into one of the few Early College High Schools in the state of Indiana.
    A brief ceremony was held in the school district's administrative office as officials from Ivy Tech and the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to accept college credits earned by students at Bellmont.

June 9th

City moving to redevelopment commission

June 9, 2011

    It won't be soon and it may not even be this year, but in the not-too-distant future the City of Decatur is going to have something it's never had before: a redevelopment commission.
    Decatur City Council started the ball rolling at its meeting Tuesday night and while Mayor John Schultz said "there is no rush," the mayor and council members seemed enthusiastic about beginning the process.

Puppets entertain at library

June 9, 2011

    Free annual marionette shows presented at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System were seen by close to 200 people on Monday.
    Two presentations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" were given.
    The handmade wooden puppets, moved by strings, are from the Stevens Puppets company in Bristol, Indiana, owned since 1993 by Dan Raynor. The Stevens Puppets were created in 1933 and the firm is one of just three marionette troupes at work in the United States.

June 8th

Op Cleanup rolls on

June 8, 2011

    Operation Cleanup, the program designed to spruce up Decatur for its 175th birthday celebration in August, is building momentum as June and hot weather arrive.

    WATERLOO— Bellmont suffered a tight defeat against NHC foe DeKalb...
   Below are the week two results of the Pigskin Picks Challenge featuring Mike McGill...
    BERNE— The South Adams Starfires came out of the gate firing on all...

 

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