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A team effort

March 31, 2015

    Rice, soy and other nutritional food items were packaged Saturday at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School for distribution to needy children in Adams and Wells counties. The Pack Away Hunger event was made possible by a grant from the Lutheran Foundation, as well as grants from churches, businesses, industry and private individuals.

Connect To Careers seeks exec. director

March 31, 2015

    Connect To Careers, a recently organized Adams County workforce development organization, has begun a search for an executive director. Applications are being accepted through April 30.
According to Board President Trois Hart, Connect To Careers’ mission is to create opportunities for career advancement through a fully engaged and effectively prepared workforce. The organization designed its services specifically for Adams County as a catalyst for workforce development and to support working-age citizens to become job ready.

March 30th

SA celebrates 21 years of Reading Recovery

March 30, 2015

    It is difficult for parents hear that their young kindergarten or first grade child has not been keeping up with his peers in school. Academic life is more fast-paced than ever before for these young children. Frequent absences, attention problems, traumatic events such as the death of a grandparent or a family separation, and even the lack of sleep or improper nutrition may cause students to miss out on important learning in the classroom.

Volunteers help feed the hungry

March 30, 2015

    Volunteers lined up outside Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School well before the 1 p.m. start time Saturday to lend their hands to efforts to feed hungry residents both locally and abroad.
    Aided by a grant from the Lutheran Foundation and donations from business, industries, churches and private individuals, the sixth annual Pack Away Hunger event was held at the school. And some 300 volunteers were there to help.

Pence says new law ‘not about discrimination’

March 30, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn’t a mistake to have enacted it.

March 29th

Beat the Pros Challenge: Elite Eight Standings

March 29, 2015

    The Final Four teams are locked in as of Sunday and the results for the Beat the Pros Challenge are posted below. Ken Krause now sits atop the standings with a whopping 109 points out of a possible 128. The top 20 brackets will earn prizes from local Decatur businesses with the final score of the National Championship determining tie-breakers. There are several brackets that no longer have the ability to earn points due to their teams being eliminated. Those brackets are signaled with an asterisk (*) after their name. 

109: Ken Krause.

March 28th

Beat the Pros Challenge: Sweet 16 Standings

March 28, 2015

    Today's and tomorrow's Elite Eight games will decide which four teams will make a trip to Indianapolis for the Final Four next weekend. As of now, Phyllis Smith still leads as she had seven of the eight teams correctly named in her bracket. There is still plenty of time to play catch up if the brackets shake up some more this weekend. The full results are below.

79: Phyllis Smith.

77: David Miller, Jim Gremaux, Ken Krause, John Macklin.

76: Rita Hirschy, Ben Kahlert, Ed Hornick.

March 27th

Video of the day: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

Monroe utility rate hikes take effect immediately

March 27, 2015

    Following months of discussion and delays, Monroe residents will see an increase in their utility bill effective immediately.
    The Monroe Town Council conducted a public hearing for comments on a proposal to raise sewer and water rates Thursday evening. No residents attended the hearing.
    On a motion by Councilman Mike Geels following the public hearing, seconded by Giessler, the new rate ordinances were adopted, 3-0.

Noodling nipper

March 27, 2015

     Hanna Endsley, 8, and mother, Teri, enjoyed some amusing aquatic time at the Bellmont High School pool Wednesday. The popular open swim event was held as part of the parks and rec Spring Break activities held throughout the county this week.


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