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June 16th, 2011

City’s 11th motor fest slated Friday

June 16, 2011

    The 11th annual Motor Sports Festival, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Mark's Heating and Air Conditioning of Decatur, will run from 4-9 p.m. on Friday in the downtown area, with motorcycles and antique tractors added this year.
    Varied refreshments will be available, as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
    Music will be provided by MillerTyme, a local disk jockey business. Also scheduled is a swap meet of motor sports-related items.

June 15th

Funding gone, NA drops Even Start

June 15, 2011

    The North Adams Community Schools' board of education approved a rash of personnel transactions Tuesday night, including the elimination of several federally-funded Even Start positions, accepting the resignation of a veteran girls tennis coach, and the filling the vacant varsity girls basketball coaching position.

South Adams sells property; CVS will use

June 15, 2011

    It seems that Berne is another step closer to having a CVS pharmacy at the intersection of US 27 and State Route 218.
    At a meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Tuesday, board members accepted a $650,000 bid by GKB Enterprises for the former Berne elementary school property. GKB Enterprises, LLC is owned by Steven J. Kreigh and the estate of Ralph E. Biggs.

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.

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