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Items were auctioned off at a fast and furious pace Saturday morning at the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department during the annual auction to benefit the fire department and the Adams County Sheriff’s Reserves. Items for the auction were donated by area merchants and businesses.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, left, accepts a $200 donation to the Sheriffâ€™s Canine Unit and a $200 donation for Saturday sheriffâ€™s reserves auction from Adam Eguia, representing Limberlost Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236. The post also donated $200 to the Cops for Kids Fund. Accepting that donation was Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Gerber.
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Ushered into the waiting room but denied access to the main lobby last time, city officials are eager to try again in 2015 for a Stellar Communities grant. City council on Tuesday night unanimously agreed to go forward with another application next year.
It also agreed on a 5-0 vote to hire a full-time community coordinator who would, among other things, pull together various groups to offer a strong presentation to Stellar Communities officials.
For Geneva Town Councilman Doug Milligan, Tuesday evening’s monthly town council meeting was a bittersweet occasion. The event marked the final meeting for Milligan as a representative on the town’s governing council, a position he has held for the past six years.
In its first distribution of teacher performance grants, the State of Indiana Thursday awarded more than 1,300 schools with $30 million to reward thousands of high-performing teachers.
Receiving grant awards in Adams County were Adams Central elementary, middle and high schools, Bellmont middle and high schools and South Adams elementary, middle and high schools.
Although everyone acknowledged that it was like the old adage of beating one’s head against a brick wall, Decatur Mayor John Schultz said late in Tuesday night’s city council meeting he will meet individually with the three Adams County Commissioners in a last-ditch attempt to get them to locate a new superior court building on 1st Street at the site of the Schafer building.
The annual Decatur Christmas tree-lighting evening drew praise from Mayor John Schultz during Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting. Schultz offered thanks to the Downtown Small Business Association for what he said was a “wonderful” ceremony on the courthouse lawn Sunday night.
Just as she did last week before the Adams County Commissioners, Connect to Careers Board President Trois Hart appeared before the Geneva Town Council Tuesday evening to update officials on the status of the organization and to ask for their help in providing financing. Funds are needed to allow the non-profit group to proceed in its mission of creating “opportunities for career advancement through a fully engaged and effectively prepared workforce,” Hart said.