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January 4th, 2011

Pence travels indicate run for governor

January 4, 2011

    U.S. Rep. Mike Pence is scheduling Republican Lincoln Days Dinner all over Indiana, Howey Politics Indiana has reported.
    It is the best clue yet that he is preparing to launch a 2012 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, as opposed to seeking the presidency. "He is scheduling larger counties," a Republican source told HPI on Monday.
    "If he is running for president, it would be an interesting and novel strategy. We could call it the Win Indiana Strategy!"

January 3rd

Covered bridge gets $400K grant

January 3, 2011

    The third time proved to be a charm for Adams County and the South Adams Trails Inc. group. State officials on Thursday announced that nearly $400,000 in historic preservation grant funding had been awarded for the renovation of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
    Local preservationists had been rebuffed twice earlier in their attempts to secure federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the rehabilitation project.

Geneva council gears up for 2011

January 3, 2011

    The Geneva Town Council made appointments for 2011 during its year-end meeting last Thursday. The council also welcomed its newest member, Doug Milligan, who ran unopposed in the November election.
    Milligan, who has served as Geneva's clerk-treasurer and also as the town manager, replaces Mike Schwartz, who served on the council for 12 years.

December 30th, 2010

Quake felt in this area

December 30, 2010

    Did you feel it? 
    Many Adams County residents did, starting their day with an event of seismic proportions as the rumblings of an earthquake were felt locally.    A spokesman with the U.S. Geological Survey organization confirmed a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred in Indiana at 7:55 a.m. today and was felt in Adams County and the surrounding area.
    The brief event was highlighted by a mild rumbling. And then it was over.

Rifle team people shoot a message to Abel: thanks

December 30, 2010

    Charlie Abel, coach of the Bellmont High School rifle team throughout its 50 years of existence, was honored at halftime of Tuesday's boys baskeball game with the presentation of a plaque.
    An open house was held at the range following the game.
    An estimated 40 to 50 current and former members of the rifle team were on hand for the presentation of the plaque which noted Abel's 50 years of dedication to the sport and the school.

December 29th

Court rules for victims, survivors

December 29, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a legal victory for victims’ families, Ohio’s highest court ruled Tuesday that a university’s insurance coverage extended to a charter bus that crashed in 2007, killing five student baseball players and two others.

No. 8 story: Berne clock tower

December 29, 2010

    After five years of meticulous planning and aggressive fund-raising, spearheaded by the Berne Community Development Corporation, the Muensterberg Plaza clock tower in Berne became a reality in 2010, making it the No. 8 story of the year as chosen by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
    Ground was ceremoniously broken in mid-March and work on the 160-foot clock tower, funded exclusively by private donations, began almost immediately.

December 28th

No. 7 story: GOP sweeps election

December 28, 2010

    Mirroring the national trend, the Republican Party in Adams County swept all countywide contested races in the Nov. 2 general election. The GOP landslide was ranked as the No. 7 story of the year in voting by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
    Republican candidates posted upset victories over three sitting Democrats, held onto two other contested seats, and filled a pending vacancy in the county sheriff’s office.

Commissioners reappoint 23, select 2 new

December 28, 2010

    It's that time of year again: for appointments by the Adams County Commissioners.
    At Monday's meeting, the three elected executives voted unanimously to rename 23 people to local positions and to name two new people to other posts.
    Both new appointees, Max Beer and Rex King, were named to the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.

December 27th

No. 6 story of 2010: AC project

December 27, 2010

    The approval of a $10 million construction and renovation project — and a change in educational philosophy — at Adams Central School was ranked as the No. 6 story in Adams County during 2010 in balloting by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.

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