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May 22nd, 2012

Solid waste boss pushes for employee pay boost

May 22, 2012

    Adams County Solid Waste Management District Director Hank Mayer said Monday he is willing to forego a pay increase of his own next year, so long as employees of the district get what he called a well-deserved wage hike.
    Speaking to members of the solid waste district's board of trustees, Mayer gave a preliminary budget overview that included a proposed 2 percent pay increase for solid waste employees.

Gregg, Pence name women running mates

May 22, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time.
    Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

BHS students get lesson in owning, operating a business

May 22, 2012

    The teams had catchy names: Sweetie Pies, BEB's Buckeyes, Morning Glaze Donuts. Team members made confectionaries and sold them. Some made a profit, which was donated to the charity of their choice. Other teams were less financially successful.
    But in the end, the students of Bellmont High School economics teacher Brian Lineberry all received a valuable lesson in the pitfalls of owning and operating their own business as part of a Project Based Learning exercise that wrapped up recently.

Jets and Stars to collide after sectional wins

May 22, 2012

    BUTLER, IN—Both the Lady Starfires and Lady Jets found ways to advance to tonight's sectional semi-final with wins against their opponents in the opener on Monday night to earn the right to play each other for a spot in the championship.
    Adams Central had the closer of the two contests in game one of the Eastside-hosted sectional playing an upstart Churubusco Lady Eagles team and pulling out a gritty, 2-1 decision thanks to two runs in the fourth inning.

May 21st

Regional track preview

May 21, 2012

    Pairings for the girls track regional set for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Northrop's Spuller Stadium in Fort Wayne have the Bellmont Squaws with a pair of second place seeds while three more individuals enter the competition with a fourth place ranking.

Braves win invitational

May 21, 2012

    The Braves played the rude hosts to the Concordia Cadets and the Munster Mustangs on Saturday afternoon in the Bellmont Invitational.
    Both games ended with the Braves on top in extremely tight contests starting with the win against the Cadets in game one, 7-6, and followed by the gutsy win against the Mustangs, 5-4.

County's jobless rate lowest in near 4 years

May 21, 2012

April jobless (released May 2012)

Adams County jobless
rates, last 12 months
7.0% in April 2012
8.0% in March 2012
8.3% in February 2012
8.5% in January 2012
8.5 % in December 2011
8.3% in November 2011
8.1% in October 2011
7.8% in September 2011
8.0% in August 2011
8.1% in July 2011
8.0% in June 2011
7.8% in May 2011
7.6% in April 2011

Dangerous old building a year older

May 21, 2012

Want to help?
    Matt Vondren said personal letters from residents of the neighborhood around the old street department building can be a great help in securing a grant by writing personal letters and giving details, "not just saying it should come down." Those interested should contact Mayor John Schultz at City Hall.

Buying new picked over rehabbing old

May 21, 2012

    Faced with a dilemma of either updating a batch of aging IV pumps (that were also facing a manufacturers' recall) or purchasing new ones, the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees spent nearly $240,000 at a recent hospital board meeting to buy nearly 70 new units.
    Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler told board members the purchase was the best way to go and the hospital would save money by buying new instead of rehabbing the old machines, some of which were 15 years old; plus, they would be getting a superior product.

Eleanora D. Ahr

May 21, 2012

    Eleanora  D. Ahr, 81, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. 
    Born in Fort Wayne, Eleanora had worked as a secretary throughout her life for Kroger Division Office, Dilgards, and the Fort Wayne city government. She attended New Haven United Methodist Church and was a past member of the MPO. She was a very faithful person who read the Upper Room daily, liked to vacation in Sanibel Island, and loved being known as 'Baba'.  

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