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August 18th, 2014

Geneva festival draws large crowd

August 18, 2014

     Food and fun was on the agenda at the Summer’s End Street Festival held Saturday in Geneva. Heaven Elder, enjoyed some corn on the cob during her visit. A beer garden, kid’s zone and live music were also part of the festival.
 

Wiffleball Tourney held in Wren

August 18, 2014

     The 23rd annual Wiffleball tournament was held over the weekend in Wren, with MKS Siding pulling off a three-peat victory as they edged out The Eager Beavers to take the championship. Shown is the junior championship game between Am Fam and The Metal Heads, with Am Fam taking the junior championship.

August 15th

Close, but no Stellar cigar

August 15, 2014

    Thirty minutes into a Thursday morning Community Development Day program at the Indiana State Fair, hosted by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, a contingent representing the city of Decatur got the bad news: Decatur’s bid for a Stellar Communities grant had not been successful.
    Decatur was one of six finalists for a multi-million dollar grant from the Stellar Communities group. In the end, grants were awarded to the cities of Huntingburg and Wabash.

Rural sewer board gives no special breaks for Amish

August 15, 2014

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of directors on Thursday evening took its most definitive step to date in spelling out guidelines and requirements for hooking into the county’s first-ever rural sewage collection system.

BOE filing deadline incorrect

August 15, 2014

     Due to apparent confusion between state election officials and county clerk of courts offices across Indiana, the deadline for filing petitions of candidacy for local school board seats was incorrect as listed in this and other newspapers earlier this week.
     The correct deadline for local school board candidates to submit their petitions to the Adams County Clerk of Courts office is noon Aug. 22, according to County Clerk Gayla Reinhart.

August 14th

Two cities named Stellar recipients, Decatur loses bid

August 14, 2014

    Two recipients of Stellar Communities grants were announced this morning at the Indiana State Fair, and the city of Decatur was not among those recipients.
    Awarded grants were the cities of Huntingburg and Wabash.
    "We're very disappointed, but not deterred from moving ahead with our plan," Mayor John Schultz said in a phone conversation immediately following the announcement. "Maybe we'll be back here at the state fair next year."

NA budget will closely mirror last year

August 14, 2014

    The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education on Tuesday gave its approval for the publication of a 2015 operating budget that Business Manager Larry Carty said will “be very close” to the approximately $21 million budget approved by the state one year earlier.

Crackdown on impaired drivers now under way

August 14, 2014

    Adams County Traffic Safety Partnership Coordinator Dio Hernandez has a message for motorists: Drive sober or get pulled over.
    Law enforcement officers in the county are cracking down on impaired driving through the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with a zero tolerance approach for anyone attempting to drive while impaired. Officers will be working overtime to identify and apprehend those who disregard this message, Hernandez said. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately arrested and taken to jail.

Highway Dept. re-shuffle gets cool reception

August 14, 2014

    Adams County Engineer and newly appointed Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey appeared before Adams County Council Tuesday morning to ask their approval of a restructuring of the highway department staff. Councilors, however, were not too keen on Barkey’s desire to create two assistant supervisor positions for the department.

August 13th

New court on 1st street?

August 13, 2014

    The city of Decatur would like Adams County officials to consider constructing a new superior court building at the corner of 1st and Madison streets rather than on 3rd Street adjacent to the courthouse.
     In an effort to entice county officials to select the 1st Street location, Decatur Mayor John Schultz and City Attorney Tim Baker appeared before Adams County Council Tuesday morning and said the city is willing to make up the difference between the acquisition and demolition costs of the two sites.

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