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February 27th, 2015

Separation of church, state talk draws crowd in Berne

February 27, 2015

    A crowd of more than 60 people attended a free seminar on the subject of the separation of church and state conducted by local attorney Cory Sprunger Thursday night at the First Mennonite Church in Berne. Sprunger opened the meeting by noting his program was for those who “have a passion for faith” as well as a “passion for public work.”

February 26th

No primary election necessary this year

February 26, 2015

    It’s official. There will be no May primary election in Adams County this year.
    Adams County Election Board members, meeting Wednesday afternoon in the basement of the county courthouse, turned to the Indiana Revised Code for direction and determined that — because no contested races are scheduled in any municipal primary contest — no primary is necessary.

Nursing home ratings slashed

February 26, 2015

    Arbitrary changes by federal regulators have created a severe blow to sterling ratings recorded a month ago by both Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville and Adams Woodcrest Nursing Home in Decatur it was announced Wednesday night by Bill Watson, director of long-term care at Adams Health Network, during the February meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.

Still digging out

February 26, 2015

    With a few inches of snow still on the ground, high winds that blew into the area Tuesday created drifts along roadways and sidewalks. While the snowplows were out clearing the roadways, clearing sidewalks is left to area residents like Chester Smith, Monroe.

 

February 25th

A soldier meets his daughter

February 25, 2015

    While Pvt. Danny Colbert of Decatur was deployed on his second tour in Kuwait and Afghanistan, his partner, Mary Bistro, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Elena. Colbert returned home Sunday and met his daughter for the first time. Prior to their reunion, Colbert and Elena bonded through video chats.

Weather-spotters class scheduled in county

February 25, 2015

    The Adams County Emergency Management will host the annual weather-spotters class for Adams County at 6:30 p.m., March 24 in the South Adams School cafeteria, 1000 W. Parkway St., Berne. The class is free and open to the public.
    Some items to be covered in the class include discussions surrounding hail, damaging winds, thunderstorm and tornado development, local storm ready programs, what to look for and criteria associated with severe weather events, how to spot weather properly and safety issues. 

Berne police department will gain new evidence room, security camera

February 25, 2015

    The Berne Police Department will soon have a new evidence room — as well as a new security camera to monitor said evidence — after the Berne Board of Public Works approved the request at its Feb. 18 meeting.
    Mayor Bill McKean told the Berne City Council Monday evening the board of works heard and approved the request from the police department to construct an evidence room in the basement of the Public Safety Facility, and a surveillance camera to keep the evidence secure.

February 24th

Support voiced for no-kill animal shelter

February 24, 2015

    Adams County resident Miranda Mertz appeared before the county commissioners Monday morning and furthered her cause of establishing a “no kill” animal shelter in Adams County. More than a dozen people attended the meeting in support of Mertz and her cause, but found a receptive audience that didn’t need further convincing.    

Local farmer donates $2,500 contest winnings to Adams Co. 4-H Council

February 24, 2015

    Debra Houk of Kirkland Township has been selected as a winner in America’s Family Grow Communities competition, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is in turn donated to the non-profit organization of the farmer’s choice. Houk selected the Adams County 4-H Council — specifically the 4-H swine committee — as the recipient for the cash award.

GOP Lincoln Day dinner is March 16

February 24, 2015

    The Adams County Republican Party will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner beginning at 7 p.m. March 16 at Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur.

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