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February 21st, 2014
Bud E. Case,72, Decatur, whose wife, Beverly, was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in Decatur in September of 2013, has been awarded $550,000 from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and $100,000 from one of its employees as part of an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging negligence in Beverly Case’s death.
Mrs. Case died Sept. 18, 2013, one day after she was struck while attempting to cross Monroe Street, near its intersection with 5th Street, as a pedestrian.
A standing-room-only crowd packed the meeting room of the Adams County Plan Commission Thursday evening, with most of the more than 60 people in attendance there to speak out against a proposed large-scale hog operation planned for the outskirts of Pleasant Mills.
After more than two hours of discussion and debate, a decision on the controversial hog farm was merely pushed down the road by a month when the commission tabled the matter until its March 20 meeting.
John Minch has been appointed as the newest member of the Adams County Election Board. Minch, the former mayor of Berne, was appointed to the election panel by Adams County Democratic Party Chairman Barb Engle to replace Alan Baumgartner, who died this week. Minch attended his first board meeting Thursday afternoon. He is pictured with County Clerk and board member Gayla Reinhart.
Photo by J Swygart
The beat goes on: Snow; bitter cold; water main breaks; water line freezeups; streets which are rough and rutted (and lately, full of slush); big winds. And coming next: Potholes; actually, more potholes.
City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert outlined for city council at its meeting Tuesday night the ongoing battle with the winter of 2013-14, which has the city near-record snowfall.
Investments in the stock market can be both profitable and lucrative, so long as one is patient and does not expect to see large gains on a quarterly basis, according to Jim O’Donnell, an executive in residence at Huntington University. O’Donnell was the featured speaker Wednesday morning at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Breakfast, held in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital.
— Randy Clements and his faithful companion Dylan enjoyed a sunny stroll down Mix Avenue in Decatur Thursday morning. Rising temperatures and sunshine have brought residents outdoors this week after a seemingly endless string of days with temperatures that hovered around zero.
A Letter of Interest from the City of Decatur was being forwarded electronically today to the Indiana Stellar Communities program as the city seeks to receive a multi-million dollar grant to fund some sweeping changes/additions within the community.
Heaping praise on city employees who have battled through difficult working conditions during this year that has started as a wintery obstacle course, Berne Mayor Bill McKean found plenty of other positives Tuesday as he delivered his annual State of the City address during a noon luncheon hosted by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
While city workers were singled out for their individual and collective efforts during the current winter season, McKean spoke at length about 2013, which he termed “a rather exciting year.”
A massive snowman at 634 Mercer Avenue in Decatur is almost certainly smaller today than it was yesterday. Temperatures that exceeded 40 degrees, coupled with bright sunshine, began to chisel away at snow that has accumulated all across Adams County in recent weeks.
Photo by J Swygart
Another 2-inches of snow, another round of closures for Adams County schools thanks to strong winds that caused drifting on county roads.
Adams County was on a travel watch advisory this morning as county roads, particularly north and south roads, continue to drift. A watch means road conditions are threatening to public safety and only essential travel, such as to and from work and emergency situations, is recommended.