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February 18th, 2015
Adams County Building, Planning and Zoning Director Mark Wynn appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday morning to ask for final approval of new and revised fee schedule changes previously voted on and accepted by the Adams County Plan Commission.
The city of Berne is continuing to improve with the help of area residents and businesses. That was the message Mayor Bill McKean sent to those attending the annual State of the City address Tuesday at the American Legion hall.
After thanking each department head — as well as those who work for the city, conduct business in or have chosen to make Berne their home — McKean talked of the amount of teamwork involved in getting Berne to the place it is now.
Adams County law enforcement officers traded handcuffs for sneakers Monday night for the annual CrimeStoppers fundraising basketball game against celebrities from radio station K-105.
All money generated from the event will go towards funding the Adams County CrimeStoppers tip hotline.
Adams County CrimeStoppers Coach Sam Smitley, flanked by his daughters Emily (left) and Kathryn, guided the local law enforcement officers into battle Monday night during the annual fundraising basketball game against personalities from radio station K-105.
While the winter of 2015 hasn’t been as severe as last year’s winter, South Adams Schools has still had 14 schedule changes due to weather, Superintendent Scott Litwiller told the board of education at their regular monthly meeting last week.
Of those 14 schedule changes, 10 have been delays and only four have resulted in cancellations, Litwiller said. At this time, he still expects the last student day for the current school year to be May 27, with graduation on schedule to take place May 31.
Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg and County Auditor Mary Beery expressed concern over decreasing revenues and a loss of the amount of money in the county general fund at the monthly meeting of the Adams County Council last week.
Krueckeberg reported a deposit in all accounts at the end of 2014 totaling $16,326,298, a decrease of $451,794 from the previous year. He stated $1.5 million is currently invested in local lending institutions, with $68,346 accrued in interest.
South Adams senior Sawyer Miller earned his first semi-state wrestling title Saturday and is headed for the state finals this weekend in Indianapolis. Coach Barry Humble is pictured above presenting the championship award. Miller is one of seven wrestlers from the county headed to state.
Honor and Remember Inc. and its Indiana chapter are partnering in a special event to call attention to and honor the men and women who have recently died in military service to America.
A team of more than 20 active duty members of the military from bases throughout Indiana and other locations across the U.S. will embark on a 140-mile journey to honor every Indiana service member who died as a result of serving during the War on Terror and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Parkway Local Schools in neighboring Mercer County, Ohio, are running on a 2 hour delay this morning due to the extreme cold. All three Adams County public school systems, St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial are operating on a normal schedule.
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