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June 17th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.