Editor's note: Over the next six days, the Tribune will take a look back at memorable events in Tribland in 2012. This is the first part.
— Larry Woodman, chairman of the Adams County Board of Supervisors, announced that, after spending about one-third of his life serving the county, he would be retiring from the board at the end of 2012.
— Rural/Metro Ambulance Services announced it would close its doors March 1 after the city of Hastings and Adams County decided to drop their contract with Rural/Metro for emergency medical services, and instead to rely on the Hastings Fire Department for EMS coverage.
— Hastings resident Todd Oatman, 48, was sworn in as a 1st Ward representative on the Hastings City Council following the December 2011 death of Councilman Jim Ruberson.
— The Adams Central Board of Education voted unanimously to close the Ayr and Tri-View elementary sites and merge all students into the existing Juniata, Wallace and District 15 sites.