April 8th, 2015
It’s heavy trash week in Decatur, and city crews were greeted by some mammouth curbside deposits, such as this one on Northbrook Court. Heavy equipment was needed to clean up the site.
In a surprise announcement at Tuesday night’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting, recently appointed Clerk/Treasurer Barry Moore submitted his letter of resignation, effective May 1.
BERNE— Darkness nearly overtook the Starfires’ opening night baseball contest on Monday night despite the contest needing only five frames to reach a conclusion.
After three hours of baseball, the Norwell Knights emerged victorious at Harry Anderson Field with a brutally lopsided 27-4 win over the hosting Stars.
The Adams County Department of Child Services, along with the county child abuse prevention group Supporting All Families Everyday, kicked off a week of events for Child Abuse Prevention Week by planting a pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn Monday.
County Prosecuting Attorney Jeremy Brown was a speaker at the ceremony. Brown spoke about the obvious and not so obvious ways children can be abused.
While Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act took top billing at Saturday’s town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Matt Lehman, many of the two dozen local residents in attendance wanted to weigh in on other issues, as well.
With several educators in the crowd, education funding and priorities was one of the popular topics.
The Heritage Room of the Berne Public Library will host a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at 6:30 p.m. April 16. Paul Fisher, local dentist and historian, will give a Power Point presentation in the large reading room upstairs at the library.
After a contentious week in the state of Indiana, centered around the state’s new religious freedom law, what type of reception awaited State Rep. Matt Lehman during a Saturday morning town hall meeting in Decatur was uncertain at best.
But with more than two dozen constituents in attendance, cooler heads prevailed during the hour-long meeting.
Area children were greeted by the Easter Bunny Saturday while waiting for the annual Easter Egg Hunt to begin at the Riverside Center in Decatur. The race was on once the kiddies received the green light — which came a bit earlier than expected after children mistook the announcer’s question, “Are you ready to go?” as the start of the event.
Ben Mills, 6, is all smiles as he scoops up a Snickers bar during Decatur's Great Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.