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October 6th, 2014
The Town of Monroe Water Department will be testing fire hydrants and flushing water mains throughout the community Oct. 13-17.
Residents are asked to avoid doing laundry until late afternoon during the week to avoid getting rust on clothing.
Adams County farmers are hoping for a drier-than-predicted weekend, with one local grain elevator operator suggesting the fall harvest will “really take off next week” in the absence of heavy weekend rains.
A few farmers have begun to harvest soybeans — and a small amout of corn, according to Jeff Lehman at Lehman Feed Mill in Berne.
Talk of the new county jail to be located on the southwest edge of Decatur has made the rounds, landing at the doorstep of the Monroe Town Council Thursday evening.
Monroe Town Attorney Jeremy Brown informed the council of an upcoming vote regarding a tax levy in connection with the construction of the jail. Brown said a proposed .25 percent local option income tax could be allocated to the jail fund, while an additional .25 percent LOIT could go toward property tax cap relief for local municipalities.
Members of Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751 recently donated their time to assist with the construction of a handicap wheelchair ramp for a disabled veteran in Geneva, Adams County Veteran’s Service Officer Ron Bollenbacher reported.
Bollenbacher indicated he had been contacted by the wife of veteran Larry Gates, who asked if it would be possible for his department to help with the construction of a handicap ramp at their residence, since Gates is primarily confined to a wheelchair.
Monroe Water, Sewer and Streets Assistant Superintendent Justin Shaffer reported the boil water advisory for the town of Monroe has been lifted as of today after water samples sent to the Bluffton Wastewater Treatment Facility showed no contamination in the town's water supply.
The boil advisory that began Tuesday was the result of a semi-tractor trailer hitting a fire hydrant and telephone pole Monday, causing the town's water supply to be depleted. Crews were able to repair the break late Monday evening.
The Friends of the Carnegie Library group has no predetermined agenda, save its over-riding goal of preserving what has been described as Adams County’s second most historic building.
The group has no fixed plan for the future use of the building — which since 1979 has served as the site of the Adams County Superior Court — and currently has little money to put toward its efforts to save the structure.
“If I help just one parent, it’s worth it.”
Those words, spoken by North Adams Community Schools Library Coordinator Michelle Houser, turned prophetic as only one area resident attended the cyber safety seminar held at the Erekson Theatre Wednesday evening.
Undaunted, Houser talked of ways parents can help keep children — and themselves — safe online. Houser stressed personal and customer privacy, and how those issues may contradict one another.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents are being reminding that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson also is asking the families of military and overseas voters to connect their loved ones with an absentee ballot request. People may register by visiting IndianaVoters.com. Voters who mail their registration must have it postmarked by Monday.
Residents may begin voting by in-person absentee ballot on Tuesday.
The potential for a major increase in the cost of road salt was discussed by Adams County Highway Engineer Tim Barkey, Decatur Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert and the Adams County Commissioners at the weekly commissioners’ meeting Monday afternoon.
Responding to a question from Commissioner Kim Fruechte, Barkey indicated he had not yet purchased road salt for the highway department for this winter, but anticipated doing so in the very near future.
The 2014 Adams Central Homecoming Court pictured in front, from left, are Darien Gerber, Madeline Schwartz, Natalie Holley, Whitney Peterson, Leah Agler and Shania Steffen. In back are Eli Hill, Julian Aguirre, Eric Ripley, Noah Quinones, Gavin Kaehr and Clayton Harkless. For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.