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July 16th, 2014
A brief window will open July 23 for individuals interested in serving on the North Adams, Adams Central or South Adams boards of education to file their petitions of candidacy. The filing deadline ends Aug. 17.
Three seats are to be filled on each school board during the November general election.
A group of 39 county residents, primarily from the Berne area, recently took a 12-day trip to Switzerland where they toured various sites significant to the Anabaptists movement of 16th century Europe. The Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites are all direct descendants of the movement.
Crossing the finish line is always a tremendous accomplishment, and is celebrated as such, during the annual Iron Kid Triathalon hosted by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Rec Department. Lawson Deathe, 6, gets the hero’s welcome in the photo at left. Event officials said turnout for the triathalon was the largest in the event’s history.
Berne city employees and elected officials will receive a pay raise following a lengthy discussion and split vote during Monday evening’s meeting of Berne City Council.
Mayor Bill McKean proposed a 1 percent plus $500 raise for all city employees during the June 22 council meeting, and a $250 increase for elected officials. While council easily and unanimously passed the pay bump for all city employees, the decision regarding the raise for elected officials garnered much more attention ... and debate.
Four Decatur teenagers reported missing since Saturday were apprehended late Monday night in Cook County, Ga. One of the teens is facing unspecified felony charges and all four are currently in custody at the Cook County jail.
Will Fisher, 5, and his grandmother, Kate Rash, took advantage of a perfect summer Monday afternoon and rode their bikes along the River Greenway Trail in Decatur. The trail, which was busy Monday, could see less use later this week as temperatures are forecast to drop to unseasonal levels.
John Mann and Dixie Mann, joined by Judy and Doug Milligan, were among the diners Saturday evening on the covered bridge near Ceylon. The second-ever “Dinner on the Bridge” was a fundraiser for restoration efforts at the historic structure which spans the Wabash River.
Members of the Geneva Town Council heard a presentation surrounding the specifics of the process involved in establishing a tax increment finance district at their regular monthly meeting last week.
TIF districts are currently a popular tool used by local governmental entities to capture assessed value and new property taxes from new development in a designated area.
The Adams County Council approved the transfer of $25,000 in additional appropriations into the supplemental public defender fund to cover expenses incurred by hiring outside attorneys to handle the caseload of indigent defendants of appointed Pauper Counsel Joe Johnson III.
Johnson has been suspended from the position by the Adams County Public Defender Board following the filing of criminal charges against him by a special prosecutor.
Adams County Council President Randy Colclasure on Tuesday said what County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman was hesitant to disclose one day earlier about the latest plans for a new county jail.