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March 24th, 2014
After months of snowflakes, snowdrops are a welcome change. The early spring flowers are of the genus Galanthus, which includes about 20 flowers, most of which bloom in winter before the vernal equinox (March 20-21 in the northern hemisphere). The flowers shown above were photographed Friday, but had bloomed prior to that.
Despite the objections of many of the 60-plus residents in attendance, the Adams County Plan Commission on Thursday evening signed off on a proposed large-scale hog operation on the outskirts of Pleasant Mills, clearing the way for more than 9,000 head of hogs to be raised there.
Dakota Pugsley of South Adams High School, left, and Dakota Strader of Adams Central worked together this week at the Habitat for Humanity dwelling being completed in Berne to hold a large section of wallboard steady while using a router to cut around a window. Both students are part of the Building Trades class at AC.
The Decatur Housing Authority has announced the opening of the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list. The DHA will accept applications only on April 21-22 between the hours of 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Applications will be available and accepted at the Adams Public Library, 128 S. 3rd St., Decatur.
Applications may be completed at the library. No verifications are needed to complete the applications. An eligibility briefing will be held at a later date at the Fort Wayne Housing Authority office.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on Wednesday announced the city of Decatur and five other Indiana communities have been named as finalists for the 2014 Stellar Communities Program grants.
In addition to Decatur, finalists included the cities of Huntington, Marion, Mount Vernon and Wabash and the town of Nashville.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Mawhorr gave an educational presentation about heroin in Adams County and throughout the region Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
“Heroin is here and it’s not going anywhere,” he said of the latest drug craze to sweep through the area.
Decatur City Council on Tuesday evening approved the expenditure of $995 to hire MD Landscaping to design and implement improvements to a currently bleak-looking lot at the corner of Monroe and 2nd streets.
Decatur city officials were on pins and needles Tuesday evening, anxiously awaiting word that is expected sometime later this week on the city’s application of an Indiana Stellar Communities grant that — if awarded — could pump $14 million or more into dozens of local municipal improvement projects.
Playing on the phrase “It’s great in Indiana,” Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller reported South Adams Schools “are in a great state” during his state of the schools address Tuesday afternoon as part of the Berne Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon at South Adams Middle School.