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February 18th, 2014
— Adams Woodcrest-Independent Living celebrated Valentine’s Day Friday and residents had the opportunity for two weeks leading up to that day to vote for their king and queen. The winners were Melvin and Theresa McBarnes of the Villas at Woodcrest.
A half-dozen or more bald eagles were observed along the banks of the Wabash River near Huntington, just a short drive west of Adams County, on Sunday. River Road, which follows the river from the small town of Andrews to the outskirts of Huntington, yielded several sightings of the majestic birds as they perched along the river.
Photo by J Swygart
After deciding late last week that a decision on a controversial constitutional ban on same-sex marriage would not be put before state voters this year, the Indiana General Assembly reportedly is also ready to postpone action on its other hot-ticket item — a bill to eliminate the state’s business personal property tax.
Bellmont senior Logan Neher smiles as he greets coach Paul Gunsett following Neher’s key ticket round win Saturday at the Snider Semi-State. Neher was one of five county wrestlers — three Bellmonters and two from Adams Central — to earn spots in Friday’s IHSAA State Wrestling Finals. See Page 12A for more information.
Photo by Jim Hopkins
— A Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Decatur Parks and Rec Department, was held Saturday at the Riverside Center. Couples performed their moves at the 70’s disco- theme event. In the photo above, Vivian Mendez, 8, is pictured with her dad, Alex Garcia, one of many couples to hit the dance floor during the event.
Photos by Ashley Thieme
A tentative contract has been reached between the city of Decatur and the Adams County Regional Sewer District for the treatment of sewage collected by a soon-to-be-constructed rural sewer project.
Two Decatur women — Cindy Wyss and Chris Naatz — were putting their creative talents to good use Thursday afternoon. The employees at Ritter’s Flowers and Gifts in Decatur were hard at work during the store’s busiest time of the year, assembling flower arrangements large and small that were destined to be delivered to someone’s sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said city crews are currently experiencing several frozen service lines to homes throughout the city. A service line, Gilbert explained, is the line from the water main to an individual’s home.
He said the frost line is averaging any where from three to four feet deep in the street or at hard surface area. The city of Decatur recommends homeowners let water run a constant stream for the next several days.
For additional information, call 724 7171.
North Adams Community Schools will say goodbye to several veteran employees who have announced plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.
Neal Rich, principal at Southeast Elementary School, will retire after 39 years of employment with the school district.
Adams County Spelling Bee champion Rachel Ruble, left, and runner-up Hannah Rhoades are pictured above with their certificates and a large chocolate bar after besting eight other contestants in the annual event held Tuesday night at South Adams High School. Finishing third in the bee was Taylor Knaub, a fifth-grader at Adams Central Elementary School.
Photo by J Swygart