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County 4-H Fair is off and running

July 21, 2014

     The Adams County 4-H Fair kicked off its five-day run under sunny skies and mostly pleasing temperatures Sunday, with a busy day of activities planned.
    Among the more entertaining and highly-attended events was a greased pig contest, held in the livestock show arena. Young fairgoers had their hands full — or perhaps more correctly had them empty — chasing the slippery little porkers around the ring.

Greased pig contest

July 21, 2014

     Parents jumped in the ring to help their children in the greased pig contest at the 4-H fair Sunday evening.

 

New Amish school to be constructed

July 21, 2014

     Adams County Building/Planning and Zoning Director Mark Wynn appeared before the Adams County Commissioners at their recent meeting to ask for their approval of the re-platting of two subdivisions in the county.
    The first re-plat, of Country Corner Subdivision, on C.R. 200S at C.R. 100E was submitted by John N. and Susanne Schwartz. The couple’s petitions requested two acres of their property at the intersection be re-platted for the purpose of constructing an Amish school house.

4 H royalty

July 18, 2014

    The 2014 Adams County 4-H Royal Ambassador will be named Tuesday, immediately following the annual 4-H parade, on the stage at the Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe. Pictured in front, from left, are candidates Lindsey Bluhm, Carley Meyers, Meghan Manley, Paige LeMaster, Christina Stockman and Bethany Fuhrmann. In back are Lori Dunham, Emily Brite, Rachel Girod and Adelline Minnich.  For profiles of each of the candidates, see today's print or online editions.

 

Commissioners, county council to talk land buy in executive session

July 18, 2014

     A press release from Adams County Auditor Mary Beery indicates a joint executive session of the Adams County Council and the Adams County Commissioners will be held at 8 a.m. Monday. The purpose of the executive session, which is closed to the public, is “to discuss a strategy for the possible purchase of real estate by Adams County under I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(2)(D).”

S. Adams BOE discusses social media strategy

July 18, 2014

    South Adams Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller informed school board members at their recent meeting he is continuing to work on a “vision for social media use” at South Adams; one that is congruent with the school’s mission, objectives and goals. Specifically, the board is interested in using social media as an outreach tool for communication and marketing.

Video of plane crash near Ukrainian boarder

July 17, 2014

Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)

Statewide bike ride remembers police officers who gave their all

July 17, 2014

    The 12th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors riders were in Decatur Wednesday during day three of a 19-day trek covering nearly 1,000 miles throughout Indiana. The event kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Monday as 66 cyclists participating in this year’s ride began their journey in honor of fallen Indiana law enforcement officers.

Berne awards contract for sewer project

July 17, 2014

    With closing on the loan for the Berne waste water treatment plant upgrade just a few weeks away, Ben Adams of Commonwealth Engineering met with Berne City Council Monday evening to ask for approval to award R.E. Crosby, Inc. of Fort Wayne the contract for the project.
    Crosby submitted the low bid of $8.8 million during the June 23 council meeting, a figure that was much higher than the estimated $7.3 million to complete the project.

Byerly couple picked as 4-H parade honorees

July 17, 2014

    Wayne and Edith Byerly have been selected as the Grand Marshalls  for the 2014 Adams County 4-H Fair parade.
    The Byerlys have serviced the 4-H community in a variety of capacities. For the past 15 years, the couple have served as groundskeepers, mowing the fairgrounds and tending flowers that offer a burst of color for all visitors.

Filing window nears for school board candidates

July 16, 2014

    A brief window will open July 23 for individuals interested in serving on the North Adams, Adams Central or South Adams boards of education to file their petitions of candidacy. The filing deadline ends Aug. 17.
    Three seats are to be filled on each school board during the November general election.

From Berne to Bern and back

July 16, 2014

    A group of 39 county residents, primarily from the Berne area, recently took a 12-day trip to Switzerland where they toured various sites significant to the Anabaptists movement of 16th century Europe. The Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites are all direct descendants of the movement.

Iron Kid Triathlon brings record numbers

July 16, 2014

     Crossing the finish line is always a tremendous accomplishment, and is celebrated as such, during the annual Iron Kid Triathalon hosted by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Rec Department. Lawson Deathe, 6, gets the hero’s welcome in the photo at left. Event officials said turnout for the triathalon was the largest in the event’s history.

Pay hike for Berne council approved after long debate

July 15, 2014

    Berne city employees and elected officials will receive a pay raise following a lengthy discussion and split vote during Monday evening’s meeting of Berne City Council.
    Mayor Bill McKean proposed a 1 percent plus $500 raise for all city employees during the June 22 council meeting, and a $250 increase for elected officials. While council easily and unanimously passed the pay bump for all city employees, the decision regarding the raise for elected officials garnered much more attention ... and debate.

Missing Decatur teens are found in rural Georgia

July 15, 2014

    Four Decatur teenagers reported missing since Saturday were apprehended late Monday night in Cook County, Ga. One of the teens is facing unspecified felony charges and all four are currently in custody at the Cook County jail.

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