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February 6th, 2014
Decatur City Council got some new, lower financial figures on its city hall/police station project, but those numbers may well be revised slightly upward after the good news given council at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Indiana Michigan Power has announced plans to kick off a $500 million project to improve infrastructure over the next eight years, including transmission systems that are 40 to 60 years old.
The I&M project involves strengthening and rebuilding power lines, installing new transmission lines, building and upgrading substations and updating equipment, officials said.
There’s no other way to describe the wrath of Mother Nature during this seemingly never-ending winter season.
Adams County was under a travel warning this morning — the most-restrictive level issued by the sheriff’s department, meaning travel is limited to emergency personnel only — after another massive snowstorm dumped an estimated 6 inches of snow on the region Tuesday night and into today.
Geneva resident Donna Butler appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday night to rail against “an issue we have here in town with bedbugs,” asking councilors at their regular monthly meeting to consider “an ordinance so that people in the community don’t have to go through what we did.”
Eric D. Orr, of Berne, has filed his declaration of candidacy seeking re-election as the Republican nominee for the District 3 seat on Adams County Council.
Orr has served on the council since November, 2008, when Matt Lehman left the council to serve in the Indiana Legislature.
Four persons are in custody this morning at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center after having been charged for being involved in an armed robbery Saturday night in Berne around 10 p.m.
The Berne Police Department reported the robbery took place at the Johnson’s Junction convenience store in the 700 north block of U.S. 27 in Berne. Berne authorities reported that two men entered the store brandishing a firearm and demanded money. Store personnel handed over an undisclosed amount of money and no injuries were reported.
What began as a controversial ordinance for some business owners and councilors in Berne is one step closer to being a “recommendation” following an open work session held Monday evening by Berne City Council.
The owner of a Decatur tanning salon has had her fill of government interference, and is not pleased that Indiana lawmakers are sticking their noses even further into her business.
A bill that would ban young people from using beds at tanning salons passed 30-17 last month in the state Senate and was sent to the House of Representatives for further discussion.
Health concerns are driving the legislation, according to media reports.
As we’ve all heard by now, that pesky Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday morning, predicting six more weeks of winter. Mother Nature, never one to disappoint, is setting up for yet another round or two of winter mayhem for the Adams County area.
On the heels of a system that dumped 7 inches of fresh snow on the area Saturday evening, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
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An Adams County native and current profession at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne was the recent recipient of a prestigious award presented by the Mathematical Association of America.