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April 1st, 2015

Local jobless rate 4.8% in February

April 1, 2015

    Adams County’s unemployment rate during February was 4.8 percent, according to statistics released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    That figure was the lowest in the county since October of last year, when the county’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.6 percent. The county’s jobless rate was 6 percent in February of 2014.

Glass may be recycled once again

April 1, 2015

     After announcing two weeks ago that the Adams County Solid Waste Management District would no longer accept glass for recycling, an announcement Tuesday from ACSWMD Director Hank Mayer reversed that decision and stated the center is again accepting glass.
The announcement clarifies that glass “must be clean and free of contaminates.” All colors may be co-mingled; beer and drink bottles, mayonnaise, pickle jars and other similar food containers are acceptable.

A day on the trail

April 1, 2015

    With temperatures approaching 60 degrees on Tuesday, Amanda Luce and her companion, Bella, enjoyed a run along the River Greenway Trail in Decatur. Today’s forecast calls for continued mild temperatures, although rain is predicted again on Thursday and Friday.
 

Celina too much for BHS; Beery, McNamara post wins

April 1, 2015

    CELINA—Bellmont opened its spring sports calendar Tuesday afternoon traveling to the Buckeye state for a triangular boys and girls track meet for the first action of the season for Bellmont teams.
    Celina's powerful teams easily won both meets scoring 91 in the boys event as compared to 46 for Spencerville and 38 for the Braves while the girls match found the Squaws actually winning more events than Celina but losing to them 96-54 while Spencerville trailed with 25.

March 31st

Lehman dismayed at tenor of debate

March 31, 2015

    State Rep. Matt Lehman early today responded to the national backlash that grew over the weekend surrounding a bill signed into law last week by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that critics claim discriminates against gays and lesbians.
    Lehman, R-Berne, voted in favor of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was approved in both chambers and sent to Pence for his signature.

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.

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