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November 16th, 2010

Lengerich gains top award from DAR

November 16, 2010

    Clayton Lengerich, a senior at Adams Central High School and president of his class all four years, is the 2010 winner of the annual Adams County Good Citizen award presented by the Antoine Rivarre Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
    The runnersup were seniors from Bellmont High School, Joe Baker, and from South Adams High School, Sam Amstutz.
    Students who enter the contest are judged on dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Scoring is computed as follows:

November 15th

Project at AC on the move

November 15, 2010

    "Moving along very well" and "ahead of or on schedule" were the words used at the November meeting of the school board to describe Adams Central School's construction and renovation project.
    The speaker was former board member Barry Ehinger, who now oversees the project as the board's hired representative. Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne is the prime contractor on the design-build job.

Route 5 postal carrier honored for 30 years

November 15, 2010

    For more than 30 years, Sue Eichhorn has been a mail carrier at the Decatur Post Office, including the past 26 years on rural route five.
    She was recently honored by the U.S. Postal Service for achieving that milestone. A certificate signed by E. Lynn Smith, the manager of the Fort Wayne district of the USPS, congratulated Eichhorn for her service and added, "Over the years, there have been many changes and improvements in the postal service. Your contribution assisted in making these changes possible."

November 12th

Mayer offers praise, criticism

November 12, 2010

    Although delivered calmly, the Veterans' Day address by Hank Mayer, a retired lieutenant-colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, minced no words as he delivered numerous jabs in several directions.
    More than 100 people attended the downtown ceremony on Madison St. in front of American Legion Post 43.

T-bird still flying, hits 15,500 mark

November 12, 2010

    It's formally known as TNRD80001011.
    That's the 18,000th Formula boat built since 1989 at the Thunderbird Products plant in Decatur: a 35-foot, twin-engine craft destined to be used on The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. It has a top speed of 55 mph.

November 11th

Six arrested in drug bust; seek four more

November 11, 2010

    The second drug interdiction operation in eight months in Decatur was aimed today at eight adults and two juveniles, charged with dealing in marijuana, cocaine, prescription pain medicine, and mushrooms. The operation is entitled "Operation Fall Harvest."
    The previous drug bust this year was  held in March and netted 17 people.

Wind-farm options given to the North Adams board

November 11, 2010

    North Adams school officials were just checking to see which way the wind is blowing. And presently it's pretty calm out there.
    School board members listened Tuesday to a sales pitch seeking the local school district's investment in a statewide wind farm project. And they did so armed in advance with a legal opinion from state attorneys that such investments are not currently permissible.

November 10th

AC holds annual tribute to veterans

November 10, 2010

    Sixty years after the Korean War began in 1950, between 2,000 and 3,000 people gathered at Adams Central School in Monroe on Tuesday for AC's annual tribute to Veterans' Day, an event that spotlighted local veterans of the Korean conflict.
    "Together we stand" was the theme of the program set up and operated the high school's History Club.

Bailey rejoins board at AC

November 10, 2010

    Only two years after ending two decades on the Adams Central school board, Steve Bailey was sworn in to his old seat at Tuesday's board meeting, having replaced Barry Ehinger, who resigned to be the board's hired overseer of AC's $10 million construction and renovation project.
    Bailey was also named to the board's negotiations committee, filling another vacancy left by Ehinger's departure.
    The swearing-in was done by AC's legal counsel, Adam Miller.

November 9th

Honor Flight to depart Wednesday

November 9, 2010

    Honor Flight Northeast Indiana will send 80 WWII veterans — several of them from Adams County — to Washington D.C., on Wednesday, departing from the the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne International Airport.
    The veterans, volunteer guardians, and families, will gather at the 122 Fighter Wing by 6 a.m. as breakfast will be provided by Air National Guard volunteers.  Veterans and guardians will start boarding the aircraft between 7 and 7:30 a.m., with a projected 8 a.m. takeoff, according to a news release. 

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