Archive - Apr 22, 2013 - News Article
A house fire on Piqua Rd., just north of Cornerstone Church, has the Decatur Fire Department busy this afternoon as they brought the blaze under control. Units from Preble were called in to assist with the blaze and paramedics were on hand as well.
It was initially thought the homeowner was trapped inside, but firefighters quickly learned this was not the case. The house was empty at the time of the fire. Crews were still on scene at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Cody’s Letter Poster portrays a young man from Decatur reaching out from behind prison bars to warn young people about the dangers of illegal drugs.
The posters are being distributed to all three Adams County High Schools and one middle school.
Adams County's unemployment rate for March stood at 8.1 percent, down fourth-tenths of a percent from one month earlier, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county began 2013 with an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January, the highest since a 9.2 percent reading in January of 2011. One year ago the county's unemployment rate stood at 8.0 percent.
The federal Affordable Care Act was the main topic of discussion on Friday at Adams Central School.
The Chambers of Commerce of Decatur and Berne hosted a forum in which those attending could pose questions about the health care plan to State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, and Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Wes Kuntzman and Sheree Barkley, directors of the Decatur and Berne chambers, respectively, hosted the event.