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The annual United Way Kickoff event was held Thursday at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne, with Executive Director Mari Sanders and co-chairs Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil outlining the goals for the 2014 pledge drive.
Kicking off the event was Pastor Donald Sauls of Peace Lutheran Church and Compassionate Ministries, along with Adams County residents Jaun and Lisa Martinez, who spoke of the help they have received through Compassionate Ministries.
A quick 45-minute meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees was held Wednesday night at the Adams Evergreen facility, with yet another positive financial report for the previous month delivered.
With little fanfare, Adams County Commissioners cleared a major hurdle in locating the proposed new county jail on property owned by the Miller Family Trust on the southwest side of Decatur. The commissioners on Monday approved a notice to exercise their option to purchase the 162-acre tract of land along Winchester Street.
Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier was in the audience during Monday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, but waited until the end of the lengthy session before deciding to speak. Collier’s father, Dave, owns the Collier Insurance building on 3rd Street, which has been the subject of conversation by county officials connected with its possible purchase as a site for the planned superior court complex.
Homecoming festivities will take place at Bellmont High School Friday night when the Braves host the Carroll Chargers. Pictured above are members of BHS Homecoming Court. In front, from left, are seniors Meagan O’Campo, Amberly Gutierrez and Lauren Albert. In back, from left, are Oliver Gehres, sophomore: Austin O’Campo, junior; seniors Jordan Amacker, Garrett Schieferstein, Nicholas Do Valle Cordosa and Vince Faurote; Leah Hummer, junior; Alyssa Brune, sophomore; and Jillian Roth, freshman.
The Decatur Kmart store, as well as the last remaining Kmart in Fort Wayne, will close in early December as part of continuing efforts by Sears Holdings — which owns Kmart — to revitalize the company.
The stores will begin liquidation sales in early December, according to a company spokesperson.
Following a lengthy explanation of his position by Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte, and a shorter, more direct commentary from Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, the Adams County Commissioners Monday formally agreed to continue to look to the area of 3rd Street in Decatur for the construction of a new superior court complex.
Asked by Bauman if he was prepared to make a formal motion to that effect, Fruechte responded, “Yes. My motion is to continue the pursuit of locating the superior court on (a) 3rd Street location.”
Boy Scout Troop 70, which meets at First United Methodist Church in Decatur, has completed a service project resulting in the creation of a directory of names for the new Adams County Veterans’ Wall of Honor monument, located just outside the Adams County Courthouse adjacent to the Peace Monument. The directory is a result of a joint effort between Troop 70 and Decatur Elks Lodge 993.
More than two dozen local citizens and area officials packed Monday afternoon’s weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners to express their desire to save the former Carnegie Library in Decatur from the possibility of demolition to make room for the construction of a new Superior Court building.
The unemployment rate in Adams County during August was at or near historic lows, according to the monthly report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The latest state report show the county’s jobless rate stood at 4.4 percent in August, down from 5.1 percent in July and well below the 6.3 percent rate from one year earlier. Five years ago, in August of 2009, the county’s unemployment rate stood at 14.1 percent.