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July 17th, 2014
Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)
The 12th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors riders were in Decatur Wednesday during day three of a 19-day trek covering nearly 1,000 miles throughout Indiana. The event kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Monday as 66 cyclists participating in this year’s ride began their journey in honor of fallen Indiana law enforcement officers.
With closing on the loan for the Berne waste water treatment plant upgrade just a few weeks away, Ben Adams of Commonwealth Engineering met with Berne City Council Monday evening to ask for approval to award R.E. Crosby, Inc. of Fort Wayne the contract for the project.
Crosby submitted the low bid of $8.8 million during the June 23 council meeting, a figure that was much higher than the estimated $7.3 million to complete the project.
Wayne and Edith Byerly have been selected as the Grand Marshalls for the 2014 Adams County 4-H Fair parade.
The Byerlys have serviced the 4-H community in a variety of capacities. For the past 15 years, the couple have served as groundskeepers, mowing the fairgrounds and tending flowers that offer a burst of color for all visitors.
A brief window will open July 23 for individuals interested in serving on the North Adams, Adams Central or South Adams boards of education to file their petitions of candidacy. The filing deadline ends Aug. 17.
Three seats are to be filled on each school board during the November general election.
A group of 39 county residents, primarily from the Berne area, recently took a 12-day trip to Switzerland where they toured various sites significant to the Anabaptists movement of 16th century Europe. The Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites are all direct descendants of the movement.
Crossing the finish line is always a tremendous accomplishment, and is celebrated as such, during the annual Iron Kid Triathalon hosted by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Rec Department. Lawson Deathe, 6, gets the hero’s welcome in the photo at left. Event officials said turnout for the triathalon was the largest in the event’s history.
Berne city employees and elected officials will receive a pay raise following a lengthy discussion and split vote during Monday evening’s meeting of Berne City Council.
Mayor Bill McKean proposed a 1 percent plus $500 raise for all city employees during the June 22 council meeting, and a $250 increase for elected officials. While council easily and unanimously passed the pay bump for all city employees, the decision regarding the raise for elected officials garnered much more attention ... and debate.
Four Decatur teenagers reported missing since Saturday were apprehended late Monday night in Cook County, Ga. One of the teens is facing unspecified felony charges and all four are currently in custody at the Cook County jail.
Will Fisher, 5, and his grandmother, Kate Rash, took advantage of a perfect summer Monday afternoon and rode their bikes along the River Greenway Trail in Decatur. The trail, which was busy Monday, could see less use later this week as temperatures are forecast to drop to unseasonal levels.