Archive - Dec 2010 - News Article
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels released more details of his Indiana education agenda Wednesday, but said he’s still working on specifics of some proposals, including using state money to help students attend private schools and giving them college scholarships if they graduate high school a year early.
Approximately six months from now — when the weather is significantly warmer than it is these days — Decatur's Industrial Park III, located off CR 450N, will have its first tenant.
Plans for New Prime, Inc., a division of Prime, Inc, of Springfield, Missouri, to build on the site were unveiled at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City County as the process to provide a tax abatement was launched.
A story that captivated local football fans and high school sports enthusiasts throughout the state has become the inspiration of a book soon to be released nationally.
Eleven months before the next city election in November of 2011, Mayor John L. Schultz of Decatur has made it official: he will seek a second four-year term.
Schultz, 61, a Democrat, was first elected in 2007 after having served 16 years (four terms) on the city council.
He also was the president for many years of Baker and Schultz Inc., a longtime family-owned construction business here.
"Stop" always trumps "yield" at rural railroad crossings.
That's what Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey told the Adams County commissioners on Monday as he revealed that the CSX rail company recently erected "yield" signs by the county's "stop" signs at four crossings north of Decatur.
"There are two types of people: people who see the outer shell and people who see you."
Those are the words of Matt Hirschy, 29, of Monroe, who says both types have helped motivate him on his journey to lose 330 pounds of excess body weight — without surgery.
As a Walmart Vision Center employee in Decatur, Hirschy sees, and is seen by, many people every day.
The Cancer Angel Tree erected by the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) to recognize people who are surviving cancer as well as those who have died from that disease is, for the eighth year in a row, on display at Scott's supermarket in Decatur.
Nearly 200 names are on the 2010 tree, but more can be added, since the tree will remain up through December at the front of the supermarket.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A scorching summer that killed thousands in Russia and exceptionally mild winters in the Arctic were among extreme weather events that have put 2010 on track to be one of the three hottest years on record, U.N. experts said Thursday.
The data from the World Meteorological Organization show that the last decade was the warmest ever, part of a trend that scientists attribute to man-made pollution trapping heat in the atmosphere.