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June 17th, 2014

The Flat 50 Plus bicycle tour comes to Decatur Saturday

June 17, 2014

     The Flat 50 Plus bicycle Ttour of 2014, organized by Adams County’s Blazing Saddles Bicycle Club, is scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday  at Bellmont High School.  The Flat 50 Plus, currently in its 24th year, offers five routes consisting of either 20, 30, 50, 62 or 100 miles throughout Adams County and the surrounding area.  This year The Flat 50 Plus has added two new elements — Strava segments and chip timing to all routes.                 

Art worlds combine for 2014 Decatur Sculpture Tour kickoff

June 17, 2014

     The performing arts combined with the visual arts Friday evening in downtown Decatur for the kickoff of the 2014 Decatur Sculpture Tour. Performers from the Decatur Dance Academy kicked off the evening with a performance on 2nd Street.
 

June 16th

Fundraising efforts for Berne plaza pavilion will conclude June 30

June 16, 2014

     The fundraising committee of Berne Community  Development Corporation has announced the capital campaign for the Muensterberg plaza pavilion will end June 30.  
    According to a CDC spokesperson, to date more than $508,000 has been contributed for the final improvements and future maintenance/endowment.  The closing date of the campaign will give sufficient time to order the donor plaques to be installed at the pavilion site by the dedication date, scheduled for Aug. 23, organizers said.

Annual Touch-a-Truck event held Saturday

June 16, 2014

     Hayden McClory, in the gray shirt,and his brother Lucas had the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck Saturday during the annual Touch-A-Truck event sponsored by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Rec Department. Dad Jeff prepares to help the young boys down from their lofty perch.
 

Rockford Days: Crafts, food and more

June 16, 2014

     The annual Rockford Days festival was held over the just-completed weekend in the Ohio village. Jeannine Roedinger, above, a member of the Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers, provided demonstrations on Saturday.
 

June 13th

Amish sewer requirements to be defined

June 13, 2014

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of trustees is requesting guidance and assistance from other county officials in establishing a policy governing who will be required to hook into a fledgling sanitary sewer system and who will be omitted from the project.
    The board will turn to the county commissioners and the county board of health in establishing guidelines for participation in the sewer project — specifically as those policies pertain to members of the Amish community.

Preview of sculptures

June 13, 2014

     Sculptures were being put in place this morning along 2nd Street in anticipation of the grand unveiling later today of the artwork included in this year’s Decatur Sculpture Tour. The event begins at 5 p.m., with the first sculpture to be uncovered at 6 p.m.
Photo by Mike Lamm

 

NA board ponders bond refinancing

June 13, 2014

     Jay Ryals from Fifth Third Bank gave an updated presentation on bond refinancing to the North Adams Community School’s board of education earlier this week.
    Ryals appeared before the board in May told school officials the district was in a position to save a substantial amount of money by refinancing its existing pension bonds.

June 12th

3-hour school delays will continue at AC

June 12, 2014

    The three-hour school delay option will be retained by Adams Central Schools for 2014-15, online registration will not be implemented and making up lost school days online may be looked at in the near future.
    At its meeting on Tuesday, the AC board of education agreed to keep the three-hour delay for the entire school year.

Rifle program at NA leads to new insurance vendor

June 12, 2014

    Attempts by officials of the North Adams Community Schools district to secure liability insurance have been rejected by Selective and EMC insurance companies because of the school district’s rifle shooting program.
    Bellmont High School is one of nine schools in Indiana to compete recently at the state level in target shooting. Because the school offers the rifle sport, insurance companies feel there is too much liability and refuse to offer insurance, Business Manager Larry Carty explained.

 

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