March 25th, 2015
Bids opened last week for the replacement of a bridge on C.R. 100N between C.R. 300E and Salem Road should be rejected and the project re-bid, Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey recommended to the board of county commissioners Monday.
When it comes to building bird houses, it’s all in the tongue. At least that was the winning formula used by Kayley Findley, 5, during spring break activities Monday at Riverside Center.
An Airbus with 150 people on board crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
In like a lion, out like a ... well maybe not so much. As March 2015 draws to a close, the mild temperatures of late gave way as 3-inches of snow fell on northeastern Indiana Monday, creating dangerous driving conditions for area drivers.
Bone-chilling low temperatures set in once again overnight, with the mercury dropping all the way down to 13 degrees, freezing the slushy concoction to area roadways. The average low for this time of year is 37 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
It was cold outside, with snowflakes filling the air, as the first full week of spring got under way Monday. Inside Riverside Center, however, Hailey Brune, 5, and her grandather, Jim Patrick, were among those who participated in a bird house-building event, held as part of the Adams County-Decatur Parks and Rec Department’s spring break activities.
With the Sweet 16 set to kick off this week, several bracket hopefuls were crushed over the weekend when Villanova, Kansas, and Virginia ended their seasons. Phyllis Smith remains at the top of the standings with 51 points, while the only bracket without a name also sits with 51 points. Ashley Malone alone in third place with a 50 with several with 49. The complete standings are below. The next score update will be after the Sweet 16 round is complete.
51: Phyllis Smith, (no name).
50: Ashley Malone.
Decatur Community & Family Services has received $4,675 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to supplement emergency food, utility and shelter programs for Adams County.
The money will be used to help expand the capacity of food, utility and shelter programs in high-need areas.
Kristin Reynolds and daughter Darla, 2, took advantage of a brief window of warmer temperatures Saturday afternoon to enjoy some time at Decatur’s Legion Park.
Chris Hildebrandt and his daughter, Saij, took a leisurely walk and ride, respectively, at Hanna Nuttmas park Saturday afternoon.