August 3rd, 2012
It's budget time again for area governments and Monroe's proposed budget for 2013 was revealed at Thursday night's town council meeting.
The overall proposed budget for 2013 is $391,900. That's up $7,030 from the 2012 budget, according to official documents.
Council President Al Lehman said most areas saw an increase in expenses from last year. The biggest increase came in the Motor Vehicle Highway fund, which jumped $5,180 from last year's budget.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that those interested in becoming a candidate for any of the three public school boards in Adams County has until noon on August 24.
Forms are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the clerk’s office in the courthouse.
For the first time, North Adams patrons will have the opportunity to vote for school board members.
Four members will be elected to the North Adams board during November's general election.
A reception was held Thursday afternoon at Bellmont High School for Kim Harsh, hired earlier this week as the school's new principal.
Harsh, second from left in accompanying photo, is seen with Superintendent Wylie Sirk as she meets two representatives from Ivy Tech Community College.
Harsh comes to Bellmont after spending the past 13 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal at Hauser Junior-Senior High school near Columbus, Indiana.
Nina M. Whitaker, 91, of Berne, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
BRAVES TAKE MONROE—The Decatur Braves 14U all-star team finished the season by playing in the Brickhouse Monroe Tournament from July 26-29th. The Braves won their pool games by defeating the Portland team with a score of 36-2, then beat the Monroe Harvestland team, 7-1. In the semis, Monroe's Crushers got beat by Portland & the Braves defeated Harvestland once again, this time, 3-2. Bellmont finished their title run with a win in the championship game beating Portland, 12-0.
The dispatch center at the Decatur police station on Third St. was officially closed down on Wednesday.
Now, calls to the police department's telephone number, 724-3123, will be answered by an electronic operator, and the caller will be asked to hang up and call 911 if it is an emergency or to call 724-5345 for all other calls. The call to 724-5345 will be answered by someone in the communications center in the Adams County Jail
The Adams County Highway Department finished applying chip-n-seal to county roads last week, according to Superintendent Mark Mitchel.
Mitchel told the Adams County Commissioners Monday the department covered approximately 83 miles of roadway this year.
"That's the most we've done in a long time," said Mitchel. "Some of those roads haven't been done for nine or ten years."
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Sate Fair enters its 156th year with great expectations. Never before has the fair offered so many notable free stage concerts or as much free family programming all over the fairgrounds, including a full slate of shows, sports and events at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.
REESE AWARD WINNERS—The above 12-and-under Decatur Baseball players received post-season awards recently at Rube Wynn Field. Tyler Bauer (top, left), Lukas Strickler (next to Bauer), and Nate Kaczmarek (below) were given the annual Leo Alberding Outstanding Player Awards for their regular season accomplishments. Kaczmarek, Jordan Fuelling (top, right) and Peyton Staub (second from right), all players for the tourney champion Decatur Dental squad, were given Tourney Most Valuable Player Awards. (Photo Provided)
Nick Taylor was remembered as a leader, a patriot, "an amazing soldier" and dearly missed son, brother and friend during funeral services Tuesday in Berne.
More than 4,000 of Taylor's "friends" crowded into the same South Adams High School gymnasium where he had accomplished some of his most remarkable athletic feats to pay tribute to the young man from their community who gave his life for his country and the cause of freedom.