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February 27th, 2015

South Adams has highest graduation rate in county

February 27, 2015

    Indiana’s graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year jumped to 89.8 percent, up from 88.6 percent the year before, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier this week.
    Indiana’s non-waiver graduation rate also saw an increase. The non-waiver graduation rate was 83.4 percent, up from 81.7 percent in the previous year.

Separation of church, state talk draws crowd in Berne

February 27, 2015

    A crowd of more than 60 people attended a free seminar on the subject of the separation of church and state conducted by local attorney Cory Sprunger Thursday night at the First Mennonite Church in Berne. Sprunger opened the meeting by noting his program was for those who “have a passion for faith” as well as a “passion for public work.”

Jets bounce back with Parkway win

February 27, 2015

MONROE—Adams Central's 6'7 junior center Luke Voirol came off the bench Thursday night to give the Jets a solid double-double and paced the host team to a 43-34 decision over the Parkway Panthers.
Voirol didn't start the game for the 6-14 Jets but entered several minutes into the contest and immediately made his presence known. With the Jets trailing 8-2, Voirol scored three first period baskets, the last of which came on the third offensive rebound of an AC possession to bring them back to within one at 11-10.

February 26th

No primary election necessary this year

February 26, 2015

    It’s official. There will be no May primary election in Adams County this year.
    Adams County Election Board members, meeting Wednesday afternoon in the basement of the county courthouse, turned to the Indiana Revised Code for direction and determined that — because no contested races are scheduled in any municipal primary contest — no primary is necessary.

Nursing home ratings slashed

February 26, 2015

    Arbitrary changes by federal regulators have created a severe blow to sterling ratings recorded a month ago by both Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville and Adams Woodcrest Nursing Home in Decatur it was announced Wednesday night by Bill Watson, director of long-term care at Adams Health Network, during the February meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.

Still digging out

February 26, 2015

    With a few inches of snow still on the ground, high winds that blew into the area Tuesday created drifts along roadways and sidewalks. While the snowplows were out clearing the roadways, clearing sidewalks is left to area residents like Chester Smith, Monroe.

 

Kaine and Memphis follow family wrestling tradition

February 26, 2015

Adams Central's Kaine Luginbill capped off an unprecedented prep wrestling career Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, standing on the podium with 117 wins under his belt, and a shiny fourth-place state medal draped around his neck.
"I'm retiring the singlet," Kaine announced two minutes after the medal ceremony at 170 pounds.
"It was fun while it lasted, and it felt good to end this way. It didn't end quite how I wanted it to, but I was on the podium."
The person who knows Kaine the best, his mother, Diane, is not surprised that he is ready to move on with his life.

February 25th

A soldier meets his daughter

February 25, 2015

    While Pvt. Danny Colbert of Decatur was deployed on his second tour in Kuwait and Afghanistan, his partner, Mary Bistro, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Elena. Colbert returned home Sunday and met his daughter for the first time. Prior to their reunion, Colbert and Elena bonded through video chats.

Weather-spotters class scheduled in county

February 25, 2015

    The Adams County Emergency Management will host the annual weather-spotters class for Adams County at 6:30 p.m., March 24 in the South Adams School cafeteria, 1000 W. Parkway St., Berne. The class is free and open to the public.
    Some items to be covered in the class include discussions surrounding hail, damaging winds, thunderstorm and tornado development, local storm ready programs, what to look for and criteria associated with severe weather events, how to spot weather properly and safety issues. 

Berne police department will gain new evidence room, security camera

February 25, 2015

    The Berne Police Department will soon have a new evidence room — as well as a new security camera to monitor said evidence — after the Berne Board of Public Works approved the request at its Feb. 18 meeting.
    Mayor Bill McKean told the Berne City Council Monday evening the board of works heard and approved the request from the police department to construct an evidence room in the basement of the Public Safety Facility, and a surveillance camera to keep the evidence secure.

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