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November 19th, 2014

County gives OK for drone purchase

November 19, 2014

    Adams County Council during its meeting last week approved additional appropriations to hire a probation officer, extend funding for the community corrections department’s  indigent fund program through the remainder of the year and the purchase of an unmanned aerial vehicle — or drone — by the IT department.

RECORD cold GRIPS COUNTY

November 19, 2014

    The first arctic blast of winter 2014-15 has hit — and hit hard — in Adams County, setting a new record for low temperatures and creating hazardous driving conditions.
    With a high temperature in Decatur of only 17 degrees Tuesday, the previous record of 24 degrees fell to the wayside. And as the day wore on, howling winds created even more issues, not the least of which was a minus-5 degree wind chill.
    Normal temperatures this time of year are usually in the upper 40s.

BHS play this weekend

November 19, 2014

    Algernon Wickenham (Jacob Burns) talks to his cousin, Chloe Custardine, (Sierra Mendoza) during dress rehearsal for the Bellmont High School Theatre Troupe’s presentation of “While the Lights Were Out” Saturday and Sunday in the Erekson Theatre.  The curtain opens for two performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Adams County schools resume normal schedule, neighboring counties delayed

November 19, 2014

     All Adams County schools are running on schedule this morning. However, neighboring Jay County Schools are operating on a 3 hour delay this morning, while Crestview Local, Parkway Local and Van Wert City schools are all running on a 2 hour delay.

November 18th

3rd Street court site protests continue

November 18, 2014

    Decatur resident Kelly Ehinger, acting outside her capacity as director of the Adams Public Library System, appeared before the Adams County Commissioners during their regular Monday meeting and presented a petition asking them “to consider the proximity of Superior Court to the St. Joseph and Sonrise Daycare playgrounds ... to help keep our children safe.” 

Monday morning crash leaves local woman dead

November 18, 2014

    A Monday morning accident in southern Adams County that may have been caused by slippery road conditions following the first snowfall of the winter season claimed the life of a Berne woman.
    Killed in the two-car accident was Dianna Parris, 65, Berne.
    A spokesman from the sheriff’s department said this morning the accident remains under investigation.
    The name of the second driver involved in the fatal crash was not released today by the sheriff’s department.

BHS announces production of ‘While the Lights Were Out’

November 18, 2014

    The Bellmont High School Theatre Troupe  will present “While the Lights Were Out” Saturday and Sunday in the Erekson Theatre.
    The play is as an off-the-wall murder-mystery farce by Jack Sharkey. The production is directed by Jeannie Smith, with set design and construction by Rick Smith.

Area schools delayed for second day

November 18, 2014

     UPDATED: Parkway Local Schools has closed for today. All Adams County schools remain on a two hour delay this morning, as do schools in surrounding Jay and Wells counties in Indiana, and and Van Wert County in Ohio. Berne and Decatur Head Start programs are operating on a one hour delay.

November 17th

LET IT SNOW

November 17, 2014

    As the first snowfall of the season comes to a close, plummeting temperatures will continue to create hazardous driving conditions for area residents.
    Rural roads were snow covered and slick this morning after 3 inches of snow fell Sunday, causing all three county schools to run on a two-hour delay this morning. Schools in surrounding Jay and Wells counties in Indiana, and Van Wert and Mercer counties in Ohio, also began the school week with a two hour delay.

There’s a new champ in town

November 17, 2014

    Members of the South Adams Starfires accept the rgional trophy after Friday night’s 14-6 win over Tri-Central. The Stars travel to Pioneer Fridaynight for a semi-state matchup.
 

 

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