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February 25th, 2011
UPDATE: Adams County went to code yellow at noon Friday then the code yellow was dropped shortly before 4 p.m..
County EMA Director John August said at 10 a.m. Friday that winds had lessened enough to allow county road crews to begin plowing out roads, many of which were impassable this morning.
A rural Decatur farmer, Mike Crosby, who recently became a winner in a program called America's Farmers Grow Communities (AFGC), designated that the $2,500 amount he won be turned over to St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School in northern Adams County.
The AFGC program is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to let farmers select nonprofit recipients for the money the farmers win, a news release said.
Decatur and Adams County, along with northern Indiana, are under a winter storm warning. At 1 p.m Thursday, the National Weather Service updated its warning with the following information:
A wintery mix of sleet and snow is expected to begin about 7 p.m. Thursday.
As the storm continues, freezing rain and sleet are expected south of a line that roughly falls through Bluffton and Decatur in Indiana and Van Wert in Ohio.
The Bellmont Squaws received their state championship rings Wednesday night at halftime of the boys basketball game.
Players, coaches and other members of the team were awarded rings. The Squaws won the 3A volleyball championship last fall, the team's second state crown in three years.
The Boys and Girls Club of Adams County on Wednesday kicked off its 2011 fundraising campaign with meetings in Decatur and Berne.
According to campaign chairman Ron Dull, this year's goal is to raise $150,000 for operation of the north and south county branches of the Boys and Girls Clubs, with sites in Decatur and Berne.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart on Tuesday said the required number of signatures on a citizens' petition seeking an elected North Adams Community Schools' board of education have been certified.
Reinhart said her office verified and approved 1,893 signatures on a petition submitted by the Our Children Our Future committee that could change the way board members are seated.
Adams Public Library will offer audiobooks and eBooks available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting Monday, February 28. The books will be available from the library’s website, www.apls.lib.in.us.Â
According to library Director Kelly Ehinger, the eIndiana Digital Consortium collection offers best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides and more.
A gathering of 300 to 400 people braved foul weather to attend Monday's funeral held in the gymnasium of the Adams County Service Complex for John Friedt of Decatur, who died last week at 56.
Among the attendees were numerous people from Bellmont High School who knew Friedt from his 36 years of work as a BHS wrestling coach and many others who knew him from his lengthy career with the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District.
First it was freezing rain. Then it was snow. All the while, winds were roaring.
What it all amounted to was yet another blast of winter weather for Decatur and Adams County residents on Monday.
City weather station officials measured four inches of snow, boosting the city's total for the season to 34 inches.
It was back to the plows for city and county crews on Monday after a warm week in which most of the accumulated snow disappeared.
Decatur Street Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning that his crews hit the streets at 3 a.m. today and everything was going "pretty well."
Trash pickups were on schedule, Gilbert added.