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May 21st, 2013

Vets groups plan joint Memorial Day service

May 21, 2013

    A joint Adams County Memorial Day observance will be hosted by the Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6236, along with the Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751 on May 27.
    The program will begin at the Decatur Catholic Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., where a short memorial service will be held, followed by a second service at the Decatur Cemetery.

Food handler’s class scheduled here

May 21, 2013

    Parkview Regional Medical Center and the Adams County Health Department are teaming up to offer a two-day ServSafe food handler’s certification class on June 26-27 at Bellmont Middle School.
    The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
    The cost of the course, established by the Indiana Restaurant Association, is $150. People wishing to recertify by taking just the course examination may do so on the second day for a $50 fee.

May 20th

Clock repairs given okay

May 20, 2013

    Acting upon a recommendation from Dave Meyer, director of the county's maintenance department, the Adams County Commissioners last week approved the hiring of Phil Wright of Tower Clock Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, to repair the courthouse clock.
    The building's four clock faces have rarely showed the correct time in a number of years.
    Meyer said Wright comes highly recommended from other counties, including Huntington and Wells.

ACentral says farewell

May 20, 2013

    A large crowd of people turned out Sunday at Adams Central for a reception honoring retiring Superintendent Mike Pettibone and Athletic Director Rick Minnich.
     Surprising everyone was Indiana School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, who showed up to wish the two men well. “I have appreciated Mike’s support on the state school board, his great work at Adams Central, and while I hate to see him retiring, I wish him well,’  said Ritz.

Decatur’s gain...Wakarusa’s loss

May 20, 2013

    Consumer confidence ultimately will determine the number of jobs added at Decatur's Fleetwood RV plant as the result of the purchase by the firm's parent company of a recreational vehicle manufacturer in Elkhart County.
    Allied Specialty Vehicles, parent company of Fleetwood RV, on Thursday announced the purchase of the Monaco, Holiday Rambler and R-Vision recreational vehicle businesses from Navistar, Inc.

May 17th

Fleetwood owner in major buy

May 17, 2013

    Allied Specialty Vehicles, parent company of Fleetwood RV in Decatur, on Thursday announced the purchase of the Monaco, Holiday Rambler and R-Vision recreational vehicle businesses from Navistar, Inc.
    Production of the Monaco RV and Holiday Rambler lines will be moved from Wakarusa in Elkhart County to Decatur and could lead to 100 or more new jobs in Adams County starting in 2014, according to company officials.

Wakarusa work coming here

May 17, 2013

    "I feel for the folks in Wakarusa, but I am very happy for Decatur," Mayor John Schultz said this morning of Fleetwood's expected expansion. "This is nothing but good news. It shows the confidence Fleetwood has in Decatur, and we will do whatever we can to assist them in the transition and going forward."

Several personnel moves OKed at Adams Central

May 17, 2013

    With four teachers opting for the retirement incentive package offered by Adams Central last month – which gave qualifying teachers a onetime payout of $15,000 – several personnel moves were presented, and approved, by the AC Board of Education Tuesday.
    Jon Johnson was hired as the new geometry/algebra I teacher for the 2013-14 school year. This position includes teaching all high school geometry classes as well as algebra I End of the Course (ECA) remediation classes.

May 16th

Berne poised to take county lead

May 16, 2013

    The city of Berne is poised to take the lead in establishing Adams County's first enhanced tax abatement program — a move that would grant qualifying firms who are making a substantial investment in the community up to five years of freedom from all real estate and personal property tax liability.

NA board cool to pay hike for sub bus drivers

May 16, 2013

    In an effort to shore up a depleted roster of bus drivers, the North Adams school corporation is contemplating an increase in the pay rate offered to substitute drivers.
    In his written report to the board on Tuesday, transportation supervisor Larry Carty recommended increasing the rate paid to substitute drivers to $57 per day.
    Carty said the pay hike was a 50 percent increase over the current rate, but still falls short of the fee paid by some surrounding districts.

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