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Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson updated town council members of the status of efforts to hire a new school resource officer for South Adams Schools at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in the town hall.
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Concert will once again make an appearance in Adams County this season with a performance Tuesday at South Adams High School in Berne beginning at 7 p.m.
The Adams County Courthouse was evacuated late Wednesday morning and remained closed for the rest of the day after a gas line near the rear of the building was ruptured. The evacuation was the second in Decatur in two weeks, coming on the heels of a Nov. 18 incident which saw residents of Master Drive and Mix and Lewis streets forced from their homes after a similar gas line mishap. See Page 2 for more on Wednesday’s evacuation.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Geneva is ready for the arrival of Santa Claus this weekend, Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Proud representative Pam Krause informed town councilors at Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting.
“Thank you for having confidence in our community,” Decatur Mayor John Schultz told Mid-States Tool & Machine Inc. owner Jason Scheumann after city council on Tuesday night unanimously finalized a five-year tax abatement for the company located in the city’s original Industrial Park.
The abatement covers the purchase of three new pieces of equipment at a cost of $367,000.
The Adams County Commissioners unanimously voted to realign the four Adams County Council districts Monday at their regular weekly meeting. The move was made to create more equally-proportionate divisions by population in response to the most recent U.S. census figures from 2010.
The tree had not yet been illuminated, but an early-evening sky and floodlights cast onto the Adams County courthouse gave downtown Decatur a Currier and Ives look Sunday as crowds gathered for the community Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
Photo by J Swygart
Unusually pleasant December weather drew a large crowd to the Adams County courthouse square Sunday evening for a community Christmas tree-lighting event. Sponsored by Marko’s on 2nd and Classic Crimper Salon, the evening featured food and refreshments and a drawing for prizes. All money collected during the evening was donated to the Operation Help Food Bank and to next year’s tree-lighting event.
Photo by J Swygart