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September 19th, 2014
A new group which has been operating under the proverbial radar for some two years stepped forward Tuesday night at the Decatur City Council meeting.
Connect to Careers is now hoping to be in operation in 2015, creating career opportunities for Adams County residents.
Adams County Building and Grounds Supervisor Dave Meyer approached the Adams County Commissioners Monday about replacing the gym ceiling in the Service Complex.
Meyers reported he purchased new lights to install in the gym as part of the energy-saving upgrades recently completed at the complex. "And then it came to my attention that they thought the ceiling should also be replaced, and that they would like for the Park Board to pay 60 percent and the county 40 percent on that project," he stated.
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The City of Decatur took another step toward annexation at its Tuesday night meeting.
It now appears Adams County Hospital and the Woodcrest Retirement Community area will be one of the areas annexed, and the other will be the wetlands along the Greenway Trail in the area south of the former Gerber’s/Community Market building.
South Adams Trails Inc. President Gary Habegger and Vice President Randy Lehman updated the Adams County Commissioners on the status of the first two phases of the rails to trails project at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.
Members of the Building Trades class at Adams Central High School were busy at the latest Habitat for Humanity house site in Berne recently, shoveling stones to create the base for what will be the garage floor. The location is on the south side of Berne and will be the residence of a Linn Grove couple and their two children. This is the second Habitat home to be erected by the 2014-15 Building Trades students, who come from Bellmont, South Adams and Norwell high schools.
And now, the decision lies with the commissioners.
If the Adams County Commissioners hoped an appearance before the Adams County Council would help them determine where to locate the new superior court complex, they found that not to be the case following discussions at Tuesday morning’s monthly council meeting.
With summer flowers fading and Halloween rapidly approaching, Cathee Graves was putting up fall decorations outside Marko’s on 2nd in downtown Decatur Tuesday morning.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting he and City Attorney Tim Baker met with the Adams County Council earlier in the day and learned the county group, by an unofficial 4-3 vote, supported putting a new superior court building on 3rd Street.
That plan included demolishing the current superior court building, once a Carnegie Library structure. Schultz’s announcement led to a discussion in which the spokesman for a group wanting to save the one-time library building said they had been misled by county officials.