March 21st, 2012
The City of Decatur is moving ever closer to regulating any "sexually-oriented" or "adult" business which may wish to set up shop here.
At Tuesday night's city council meeting, an ordinance 25 pages in length was presented for the first time and, no surprise, drew unanimous support from council. It will be a couple more weeks, however, before the ordinance which amends current city law will be in effect.
Longtime Berne attorney Robert L. Biberstein, 73, died this morning in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Berne's city attorney until the first of the year, Biberstein had suffered a stroke several weeks ago and had been recovering at Woodcrest in Decatur.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller gave the first-ever "state of the schools" address for South Adams to a room full of guests at a Berne Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Swiss Village on Tuesday.
Litwiller explained that the elementary, middle and high schools achieved "exemplary progress" status, or an 'A' rating, from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) for the 2010-11 school year.
Richard J. Alexander, 65, of Berne, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are his wife, Carol (Lawrence) Alexander of Berne and a son, Lee Alexander, Berne.
Visitation will be Friday at Yager-Kirchoffer Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Services and burial will be held at a later date in St. Augustine, Fla.
FORT WAYNE–Bellmont picked up a pair of early season track wins over Bishop Luers Tuesday night at Luers Field with the Braves notching an 86-46 triumph over the Knights while the Squaws dealt their foes a 92-33 setback.
The win for the Braves was impressive considering the fact they went winless last season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Norwell’s Jessica Rupright is The Indianapolis Star’s Indiana Miss Basketball.
Norwell’s career leader in points (1,591) and rebounds (728), received 41 votes of the 206 total cast by media and coaches. North Central’s Nariah Taylor (19 votes) and Mt. Vernon’s Jessica Brown (17) were second and third, respectively, the Star announced in its Wednesday editions. A total of 36 players received at least one vote.
At 1:14 a.m. today, the calendar caught up with the weather.
Most years, the arrival of spring — which occurred at that time this morning — is cause for celebration, with promises of better weather ahead. This year, however, the beginning of spring simply means ... well, another pleasant, warm, sunny day with temperatures considerably above normal.
Solid waste districts across Indiana won a small victory in the recent General Assembly session, but that success could be short-lived, according to Adams County solid waste director Hank Mayer.
Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Schultz Architects presented the Adams County Commissioners with a detailed presentation Monday regarding the feasibility and cost of renovating the old Music House building into a structure that would essentially house all of the Adams County court offices.
Sholl gave a power-point presentation demonstrating how the building could be transitioned into an all-purpose county facility, housing both superior and circuit courts, probation, Community Corrections, and the clerk's office.
Barbara A. Geyer, 79, of Bluffton, a former longtime Adams County resident, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in the Christian Care Retirement Community, Bluffton.
She was born on Wednesday, November 9, 1932, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Anna M. (Burkhead) Hurst.
She married George J. Geyer on September 5, 1953, in Decatur.
Barbara was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim.