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April 2nd

Library book sale to start on April 14

April 2, 2013

    The spring book sale at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System will run from Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 20, during regular hours.
    The library is open from 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
    Many books for all ages and interests will be available, according to a library announcement, plus free magazines, and movies ranging from educational offerings to regular theater-style releases.

April 1st

Adams County in 911 consortium

April 1, 2013

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Indiana are forming a consortium that would allow one county to take over for another if a disaster wiped out that county’s 911 communication system and could lead to officials one day consider a regional dispatch center.

County jobless rate in slight dip

April 1, 2013

    Unemployment in Adams County dipped slightly to 8.5 percent during February, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county posted an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January when those figures were released just 10 days ago. One year ago, in February of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was at 8.3 percent.
    Friday's report showed that 1,218 members of the county's workforce of 14,383 remained without work during the year's second month.

Property tax bills look to be on time

April 1, 2013

    Adams County Auditor Mary Beery has announced that property tax bills are expected to be mailed by the end of April, following the Indiana Department of Local Gover-nment Finance’s certification of the county’s 2013 budget order and tax rates.
    The budget certification puts the county in a position to have property taxes due on May 10.

March 29th

Revenue dips, but hospital’s still in black

March 29, 2013

    A financial statement released Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the Adams Health Network's (AHN) Board of Trustee showed that despite a reduced revenue figure in February, Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) officials still fashioned a positive bottom line to date this year, to the tune of $579,365.

Fugitive captured here after police traffic stop

March 29, 2013

    A Decatur man whom local authorities recently announced was a fugitive and sought public help in locating has been captured and is in the Adams County Jail.
    Jason R. Mathews, 29, N. Fourth Street, was caught after a foot chase on Wednesday and jailed on two counts of contempt of Adams Superior Court. He was initially held without bond.
    Mathews was wanted on two Adams County warrants for domestic battery and strangulation. He also has now been charged with invasion of privacy.

175 postcards in book now on sale at the Democrat

March 29, 2013

    Ron Storey, publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat, has announced the arrival and sale of our newest book, “The Postcard Book,” a 96-page book featuring historic postcards from Adams County.
    The book was complied and designed for the Democrat by Max Miller of Decatur from a collection of over 175 postcards — all about Adams County — from the very early 1900s through today.

March 28th

McIntire stepping down at hospital

March 28, 2013

    Several major changes in nursing personnel were announced Wednesday night at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting of the Adams Health Network (AHN).
    Hospital Director of Nursing Jo McIntire told the board the meeting would be the last one she attended in an official capacity as she plans to retire effective April 12.

Gough named nurses director

March 28, 2013

    Three new directors of nurses (DON) were announced at the Adams Health Network (AHN) board meeting Wednesday night, two involving AHN-owned nursing homes, and the other, a replacement for retiring Jo McIntire.
    Michelle Gough, a registered nurse who most recently worked at Parkview-Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, has been selected as McIntire's successor and will be on the job  this coming Monday as work works with McIntire to learn the ropes at AMH.

Two arrests made in Ohio slayings

March 28, 2013

    Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced in Celina, Ohio, on Wednesday that two arrests have been made in the November 2011 murders of Robert and Colleen Grube, who were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in their rural Fort Recovery, Ohio, home.
    The sheriff said Bryant Rhoades, 22, of Union City, Ohio, was arrested at his residence just outside of Greenville, Ohio. He is currently charged with one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree.

 

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