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November 8th, 2010
Help has come to Operation Help.
The Decatur-based food bank shut down a week ago because of a lack of money and delayed delivery of government-provided groceries. Both problems have been resolved, however, and Operation Help is operating normally again.
Mary Jo Toole, who heads the food bank, said Thursday that the site in the basement of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur is open today from 1-3 p.m. and will maintain its usual hours, which are 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday.
The Grand Old Party had a grand old evening in Adams County Tuesday, sweeping all contested county races in the November general election balloting.
Republican candidates posted what had to be considered upset victories over three sitting Democrats, held onto two other contested seats, and filled a pending vacancy in the county sheriff's office (see related story).
Republican Shane Rekeweg breezed to an easy victory Tuesday in general election balloting and will be the next sheriff of Adams County.
Rekeweg captured just over 50 percent of the vote throughout the county, while two Democrats — one running as an independent candidate — split the remainder of the ballots. The 39-year-old Rekeweg polled 4,805 votes during Tuesday's balloting, while Democrat Jon Fuhrman garnered 2,876 votes and independent Terry Nevil attracted 1,881 ballots.
Monday's Decatur City Council meeting, bumped up a day so as not to conflict with today's election, was more of an educational affair than a business meeting.
Webelos Scouts from Den 3 of Cub Scout Pack 3070, their leaders and some parents attended the meeting in City Hall, and the boys were given a full agenda by Mayor John Schultz. The Scouts got together with the mayor and council to talk and ask questions before the meeting, sat in on the meeting, then fired off a few more questions near the end of the meeting.
Officials of North Adams Schools have established the North Adams School Fund (NASF) within the Adams County Community Foundation to offer assistance and support to needy local students who attend NACS schools.
Wylie Sirk, North Adams school superintendent, said in a news release, "The discussion for the fund began last school year. Since 2008, our community has witnessed a growing concern for families which have experienced serious financial challenges.
Adams County voters go the the polls on Tuesday to make decisions in a number of local races, in addition to state and national races.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Adams County.
Adams County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barb Engle has announced that any Democratic voter who wants a ride to a polling place anywhere in Adams County on Tuesday should call 724-7408.
Norwell placed third and Heritage 10th in Class C in Saturday's annual Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) finals for high school marching bands.
The 38th annual event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Also in Class C, Concordia finished eighth.
DeKalb was eighth and Fort Wayne North Side ninth in Class B.
Homestead took a third in Class A, for the largest schools.
The top 10 finishers in each class:
The final sentencing in the Wells County slaying which involved four Decatur-area residents has been handed down.
The last of those sentenced in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton was Dustin H. Jackson, 23, who got a 25-year prison term for pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious injury. Judge David Hanselman gave Jackson 35 years, but suspended 10 years, and ordered him to spend five years on probation after being released from custody.
Officials of First Bank of Berne (FBB) have announced that the bank will sponsor a project from November 1-20 called the Blue Bag Food Drive to collect and deliver food to food banks in five area cities in which FBB has offices: Berne, Decatur, Bluffton, Portland, and Van Wert, Ohio.
The bank is seeking donations of such nonperishable products as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned tomato products, meal mixes, instant potatoes, and condiments (such as ketchup, mustard, etc.).
Scot Croner, principal at Bellmont High School since 2008, has been named by the Indiana Association of School Principals as its District 3 High School Principal of the Year for 2010.
Croner will receive official recognition of the award during the association's annual fall conference on Nov. 21 in Indianapolis.
District 3 of the IASP includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Stueben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.