The turnout was slim, and comments were few, during a public hearing held Tuesday evening for a proposed U.S. 224 highway improvement project in Decatur.
With only two dozen area residents in attendance, officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation detailed the construction plans for an estimated $3.5 million project that would elevate the state highway by as much as seven feet from the St. Marys River to just east of the U.S. 224 intersection with Jackson Street.
Construction would begin in 2015.
The Adams County Work-Release Center, located beside the jail, has been in operation for more than 12 years and, now that its floor has been releveled, additional work is required to complete renovations before separate space is created for men and women.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg attended Monday's meeting of the county commissioners with 10 price quotations for varied jobs, all of which were taken under advisement until next Tuesday's commissioners' meeting, a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Embattled former Indiana auction house owner Dean V. Kruse faces an arrest warrant out of Pennsylvania alleging that he never paid a man $38,000 for selling an antique hearse at auction in 2008.
DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer told The Herald Republican of Angola (http://bit.ly/oFdGlA) on Tuesday that his department has a warrant for Kruse’s arrest on a felony theft count issued in Dauphin County, Pa. Lauer said the warrant had not been served as of Tuesday afternoon.
Adams Central got back on the winning track in varsity volleyball Monday evening with a three-game sweep of Churubusco 25-9, 25-17, 25-16.
The Jets, now 3-5 on the season, used a 13-kill, four-ace, five-dig performance from Bess Fiechter to key the victory. Senior setter Alyssa Keller also starred with 21 assists, 14 digs and two assisted blocks.
South Adams football coach Jason Arnold was one of 10 high school coaches nominated for the weekly Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Arnold, whose Starfires knocked off Bellmont 13-10 last Friday, was nominated in region three. Floyd McWhirt of Wabash High School was named Coach of the Week after leading the Apaches to its second straight win of the season in his first year at the helm.
West Nile Virus has been found in Decatur, Terry Smith, superintendent of the Adams County Health Department, announced Monday afternoon.
The Indiana Department of Health has confirmed the discovery, the virus having been found in a mosquito in Decatur a week or so ago, Smith said.
Decatur officials do regular testing as well as regular treatments of storm sewers and areas of water that remain stagnant.
A record 775 Indiana schools — including North Adams and South Adams schools — have received an ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘exemplary’’ ranking based on student performance and improvement data.
Adams Central Schools received a B, or "commendable" rating.
The number of schools receiving an ‘‘F’’ and academic probation has been cut in half to 111.
The North Adams Schools Fund will benefit from a donation by Pizza King in Decatur as the restaurant's owners donate 10 percent of sales this Friday to the fund.
"Celebrity busers" will work at Pizza King on Friday to support the restaurant's staff. The celebrity cleanup crew will include North Adams Schools Superintendent Wylie Sirk; former NA school board member Jo-Ellen Eidam; civic activist Larry Isch; North Adams administrators, teachers, coaches; and others from the community.
Two games into the 2011 season, Adams Central has outscored Blackford and Union County 94 to 40, while AC's next opponent, Leo, has outscored Norwell and Angola 84-18.
However, the key difference, as Flying Jet head coach Michael Mosser pointed out after last Friday's game at UC, is that Central has beaten two teams that are not too good, while Leo has knocked off two schools that generally field pretty good teams.
First and foremost, congratulations go to South Adams and quarterback Dustin Wanner for hanging around long enough to put together the game-winning drive in less than 50 seconds Friday night in their 13-10 upset of the much bigger and stronger Bellmont Braves.
The way they earned that win was just hanging in there despite getting outgained 271-98 in rushing yards and netting only six first downs prior to that final drive.