March 18th, 2015
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District is ending its Bench for Caps program for now, Director Hank Mayer reported Monday. “The success of the program is such that we have too many pounds of caps for the orders we are receiving and we have no more room to store the caps,” Mayer said.
The Adams County Republican Party, a group that includes every countywide office-holder and the overwhelming majority of elected municipal officials, gathered Monday evening at Adams Memorial Hospital for the party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.
Guest speaker for the event was Fort Wayne radio personality and political analyst Pat Miller. Miller has hosted the Pat Miller Program on radio station WOWO since April 2001.
Unlike 100 years ago, this time around Adams County will be participating in the celebration.
Adams County Historian Louise Wolpert, Decatur Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wes Kuntzman and Berne Chamber Executive Director Melissa Skinner appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning to inform them of activities planned in Adams County in conjunction with the state’s bicentennial, to be celebrated Sept. 30, 2016.
The mercury climbed to nearly 70 degrees Monday and area residents — such as Berne resident Robert Detrow — took advantage of the day to do a little yard work.
MANLEY SIGNS WITH GOSHEN— Adams Central senior Meghan Manley signed her Letter of Intent last week to play collegiate volleyball for Goshen College. In the photo above, Meghan is surrounded by her parents in the front row Marla (left) and Roger (right), while in the back stands (L-R) AC Athletic Director Jerry Amstutz, AC volleyball coach Ashley Beard, and Goshen College head volleyball coach Jim Routhier. (Photo provided)
Bellmont High School students in the World War II Topics course, led by Bryan Lineberry, are learning more than how to research. They are creating Adams County legacies from fallen local heroes as part of the class’s Gold Star project.
The Decatur Rotary Club’s annual auction was among the more popular attractions at this year’s Spotlight business expo, hosted by the Decatur Chamer of Commerce. Above, Rotarian John August holds a Minnie Mouse doll while soliciting bids.
Decatur Main Street is now accepting nominations for a new name for the “Pocket Park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The public will help decide.
Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733 – attn: Name that park; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at 724-7171. All submitted entries must include your name, address and phone number.
At the annual Bellmont wrestling team dessert held earlier this week, Bellmont head wrestling coach Brent Faurote announced that squad members Carter Friedt and Joe Becker earned Academic All-State honors.
Becker, a senior who earned his way to semi-state this year, was named First Team Senior Academic All-State in wrestling, while Friedt was named Second Team Junior Academic All-State.