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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.
Events are planned throughout the week as part of Homecoming Week at Bellmont High School. The activities kicked off Sunday with the annual mud volleyball game. The winning team, pictured above, was comprised of, in front from left, Bailey Highlen, Ashten Worth and Miranda Lockwood. In back are Dakota Massman, Conner Hess and Jeremy Razo. Additional photos are on Page 12A of today’s Democrat.
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Prompted by opening comments from Councilor Dennis Bluhm, members of the Adams County Council embarked on a discussion surrounding the subject of Tax Increment Finance districts prior to the start of Tuesday's monthly meeting.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has announced a new mobile voter registration app in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The app allows Hoosiers to register to vote, along with many other services, via their smartphone.
Lawson said Hoosiers are encouraged to register to vote using the new app for National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, a massive 50-state effort to encourage civic participation.
Another successful St. Marys Catholic Church Festival has come and gone. Pictured are deflated amusement rides as the annual event was dismantled late Sunday afternoon. Severe storms that passed through the area Saturday evening kept attendance down slightly at the festival.
A new group which has been operating under the proverbial radar for some two years stepped forward Tuesday night at the Decatur City Council meeting.
Connect to Careers is now hoping to be in operation in 2015, creating career opportunities for Adams County residents.
Adams County Building and Grounds Supervisor Dave Meyer approached the Adams County Commissioners Monday about replacing the gym ceiling in the Service Complex.
Meyers reported he purchased new lights to install in the gym as part of the energy-saving upgrades recently completed at the complex. "And then it came to my attention that they thought the ceiling should also be replaced, and that they would like for the Park Board to pay 60 percent and the county 40 percent on that project," he stated.