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February 13th, 2014
Todd Samuelson, a partner with H. J. Umbaugh and Associates, Plymouth, appeared before Adams County Council on Tuesday to discuss funding options for the proposed superior court-county jail project.
Rachel Ruble, an eighth-grader at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, successfully spelled “collage” Tuesday evening at South Adams High School to claim first-place honors in the annual Adams County Middle School Spelling Bee.
Ruble, the daughter of Todd and Lynn Ruble of Decatur, outlasted runner-up Hanna Rhoades, a sixth-grader at South Adams Middle School, to claim the title.
Student lunches at North Adams Community Schools will increase for the 2014-15 school year as the district strives to provide children with healthy meal options. The North Adams board of education met Tuesday evening and discussed what options were available to meet the nutritional needs of students — and at what cost.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched around 5 p.m. Tuesday to the home of Marie Miller, 6025N S.R. 101, in response to a house fire. Thick smoke was pouring from the home when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesman for the department. Crews from Monroe and Preble Fire Departments in Indiana, as well as crews from Wren and Convoy in Ohio, assisted in the blaze, which caused heavy damage to the home, according to the spokesman. No injuries were reported and crews returned to the station around 11 p.m.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Adams County Commission President Doug Bauman pronounced the county “in pretty good shape, overall,” at Monday afternoon’s State of the County address at the Woodcrest Retirement Center.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — About 85 people have lost their jobs after the owner of Elkhart’s Monaco RV plant announced it had closed its doors.
Orlando, Fla.-based Allied Specialty Vehicles, parent company of the former Fleetwood RV firm in Decatur, on Monday shut down the plant that had turned out Monaco RV Towable trailers. The company says about 85 permanent employees were working at the plant.
After a somewhat rocky start, the “Swiss theme” ordinance was unanimously passed by the Berne City Council Monday following numerous revisions by the ordinance committee.
As originally written, the ordinance would have required Berne businesses to establish and maintain a Swiss theme. The controversy developed as members of the council felt requiring such an action could scare potential new business from coming to the city.
Geneva Town Marshall Rob Johnson requested Geneva Town Council consider the purchase of a new vehicle to replace an aging one in his fleet and updated councilors on the status of School Resource Officer Connor Bonesteel at last week’s regular monthly meeting.
“Team Katie” bracelets were sold during a fundraiser for Katie Birch, who is battling breast cancer, at Bellmont High School during the Brave’s basketball game against East Noble. Birch is shown at left with some friends, including Avree Armes, Sydnee Armes, Gabby Birch and Bella Zimmerman.
Another weekend, another four inches of snow. Four inches closer to becoming the snowiest winter on record, topping the 1981-82 winter, during which Decatur saw 65.3 inches of snow from November 1981-February 1982.