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February 19th, 2015

Bitter cold lingers

February 19, 2015

    Frigid cold temperatures that settled into the area earlier this week continue to linger and, worse yet, will plummet coming into the last week of February.
    High temperatures have hovered in the teens and early 20s most of the week, while lows have dropped to actual temperatures of single digits and below zero. Factoring in wind chill, each day has bottomed out below zero.

Bellmont Career Fair

February 19, 2015

    Students from all three schools in Adams County were in attendance at the Bellmont High School Career Fair Wednesday. In the photo above, several students were gathered at the Ivy Tech Medical Assisting display.


School closings and delays

February 19, 2015

February 18th

Annexation next step in city’s proposed wetlands project

February 18, 2015

    It’s down the road a few years — maybe more than a few — but Decatur could be getting a nature preserve with a wetlands area, a extension of the Greenway Trail and more as city council on Tuesday night put in motion the wheels of annexation.

Restructured fee schedule for county building permits ok’d

February 18, 2015

    Adams County Building, Planning and Zoning Director Mark Wynn appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday morning to ask for final approval of new and revised fee schedule changes previously voted on and accepted by the Adams County Plan Commission.

Mayor: Teamwork in city key to Berne’s continued growth

February 18, 2015

    The city of Berne is continuing to improve with the help of area residents and businesses. That was the message Mayor Bill McKean sent to those attending the annual State of the City address Tuesday at the American Legion hall.
    After thanking each department head — as well as those who work for the city, conduct business in or have chosen to make Berne their home — McKean talked of the amount of teamwork involved in getting Berne to the place it is now.

February 17th

CrimeStoppers fundraising basketball game

February 17, 2015

    Adams County law enforcement officers traded handcuffs for sneakers Monday night for the annual CrimeStoppers fundraising basketball game against celebrities from radio station K-105.
All money generated from the event will go towards funding the Adams County CrimeStoppers tip hotline.


CrimeStoppers Coach

February 17, 2015

    Adams County CrimeStoppers Coach Sam Smitley, flanked by his daughters Emily (left) and Kathryn, guided the local law enforcement officers into battle Monday night during the annual fundraising basketball game against personalities from radio station K-105.
Photo provided

SA ponders e-learning program

February 17, 2015

    While the winter of 2015 hasn’t been as severe as last year’s winter, South Adams Schools has still had 14 schedule changes due to weather, Superintendent Scott Litwiller told the board of education at their regular monthly meeting last week.
    Of those 14 schedule changes, 10 have been delays and only four have resulted in cancellations, Litwiller said. At this time, he still expects the last student day for the current school year to be May 27, with graduation on schedule to take place May 31.

February 16th

County’s finances dwindling

February 16, 2015

    Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg and County Auditor Mary Beery expressed concern over decreasing revenues and a loss of the amount of money in the county general fund at the monthly meeting of the Adams County Council last week.
    Krueckeberg reported a deposit in all accounts at the end of 2014 totaling $16,326,298, a decrease of $451,794 from the previous year. He stated $1.5 million is currently invested in local lending institutions, with $68,346 accrued in interest.

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