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June 8th, 2011

Cops on a cart? May happen in Geneva

June 8, 2011

    Police officers patrol on bicycles, motorcycles, segways and horses, so why not on a golf cart?
    Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson suggested the idea to council members at Tuesday's meeting, noting, "I have received a lot of positive feedback from the community." Council members also supported the idea of police officers using a golf cart.

‘Lot of activity’ coming up

June 8, 2011

    As the work on 13th St. is winding down, other projects are rapidly approaching and, according to what Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council at its meeting Tuesday night, "We're going to be seeing a lot of activity pretty soon."
    Right after the Fourth of July, LICA Construction Corp. of Berne and Portland will begin a major milling and resurfacing of US 224 from Front St. (by the Chamber of Commerce office) to the Ohio line. The project is expected to be completed in late August.

June 7th

More savings are unveiled for the county

June 7, 2011

    Last week, it was the sheriff's department saving Adams County more than $20,000 in mistakenly-double-billed telephone charges.
    This week, it's Community Corrections (CC) saving the county between $24,000 and almost $48,000 due to the community service work program.

ACentral, Bellmont class leaders are announced

June 7, 2011

    A pair of cousins and best friends saw their identical 12.491 grade-point averages on Adams Central High School's 12-point scale have them announced on Sunday as co-valedictorians.
    Shelby Aschliman and Lena Kaehr also have the same college plans: get accounting degrees and become certified public accountants.
    The 2011 AC salutatorian is Mia Engle, with a 12.01 GPA.

June 6th

Graduation day

June 6, 2011

    A total of 381 Adams County students — 210 at Bellmont, 87 South Adams, 84 at Adams Central — were candidates graduation on Sunday,
     All three county high schools held ceremonies at 2 p.m.
    Announced as co-valedictorians at Adams Central were cousins and best friends Shelby Aschliman (left) and Lena Kaehr.
    Mia Engle was named salutatorian.

Once emaciated, former Hill horse is winning awards

June 6, 2011

    It's a long way back from being partially starved to being a well-groomed 850-pound specimen on the verge of greatness.
    That, however, is the arc of life so far for a four-year-old Arabian stallion named Merllinn, once owned by Rick Hill of rural Decatur and a victim of neglect on Hill's property west of Decatur.

Clothe-A-Kid project opens

June 6, 2011

    Leaders of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) have announced the start of the annual Clothe-A-Kid for School project.
    The program is for students who will be at least four years old by the start of the 2011-12 school year, who will be in preschool through the eighth grade, and who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at schools.

June 3rd

Friends honor Rick Koester

June 3, 2011

    Eight young people who volunteer to work at Andy and Friends Coney Bar in downtown Decatur were among numerous people who recently gathered at that business to hold a thank-you party for Rick Koester, a teacher for decades at Bellmont Middle School.
    The young people were his students a few years ago and they join many other current a former students in holding Koester in high regard for his career.

Farmers market returns

June 3, 2011

    Flowers were one of the lead products for sale as the third year of local farmers markets opened in Decatur on Thursday.
    A total of 17 vendor booths were stationed on the parking lot of Riverside Center, where the market is being held this year for the first time.
    The market will be open each Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. into the fall to sell homegrown foods, flowers, plants, etc. as well as handmade craft items.
    Food and beverages are also available.
 

Three graduations in county on Sunday

June 3, 2011

    Three hundred and 81 high school seniors in Adams County are eligible for graduation this Sunday at Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams high schools.
    All three ceremonies will start at 2 p.m.
    Bellmont has 210 candidates for graduation, Adams Central 84, and South Adams 87.
    Tuesday was South Adams' final day of classes.  Adams Central's last day for students was Thursday, with teachers due today for the final time this school year.

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