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June 11th, 2014
Preliminary results of soil boring samples collected by GME Testing, Fort Wayne, indicate the recently proposed location for the construction of a new county jail “is a viable site,” Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported to county councilors at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning.
North Adams school board members voted Tuesday to eliminate the EvenStart Program. The decision came with numerous other positions being eliminated to best utilize the staff employed with North Adams.
Decatur businessman Ed Dyer, who was defeated in the May Republican Party primary in his bid to be the party’s nominee for the Adams County Clerk of Courts seat, has been selected by party leaders to run on the November ballot for the District 2 seat on Adams County Council.
That seat, currently held by DuWayne Herman, represents residents in the city of Decatur and Washington Township. Herman has opted not to seek re-election.
“I just want to make it clear that the land would be donated by the Porter Family Foundation.”
The speaker was Jean Porter Brune, and the property under discussion is a parcel of land on the southern edge of Decatur across from the Woodcrest Retirement Community between Mercer Avenue and the St. Marys River, disclosed last week as a potential site for a new county jail at a meeting of the Adams County Commissioners.
The water temperature at the Decatur swimming pool read 72 degrees and the air temperature stayed below 80 degrees, but that didn’t stop the children from jumping in Monday. Nebraska visitors Megan Cowan and Natasha Batterton took turns diving into the deep end.
Five or so minutes into Berne City Council’s meeting on Monday night, a member of that body slipped into his chair. No one minded that he was a few minutes late.
In fact, there were nothing but smiles throughout the council chambers when Councilman Mark Wynn plopped into his customary seat.
Monroe city employees and the town council continue to battle the increasing cost of health care coverage.
Council President Al Lehman blames the town’s insurance woes on the federal Affordable Care Act.
The crowd assembled Sunday at Storybook Park in Decatur for the first of what will be regular concerts in the park was entertained by the sounds of the Jay Fox Band. Live music wil be presented on the second and fourth Sundays of each month throughout the summer.
The city of Monroe will provide its financial share for the sewer project upgrades currently being undertaken by the city of Berne to the wastewater treatment lagoon owned by Monroe and Berne. The Monroe Town Council met Thursday evening to approve the expenditure of approximately $900,000, to be paid over a 20-year span, reflecting its one-eighth ownership of the lagoon.