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May 14th, 2014

NA staffing cuts fewer than anticipated

May 14, 2014

    North Adams Community Schools Superintendent Brent Lehman announced during Tuesday evening’s board of education meeting that staffing cuts for the 2014-15 school year will be fewer than originally estimated.
    With many retirements and other staffing changes, only one teaching job — a music education position currently held by Ric Geist — will be eliminated.

State veterans’ official pitches pay hike for county’s VSO

May 14, 2014

    Brian Lamm, president of the Indiana Veterans Service Officers and DeKalb County VSO, addressed the Adams County Council on behalf of Adams County Veterans Service Officer Ron Bollenbacher at the council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning in the Service Complex.
     Lamm spoke on the importance of the position for veterans in Adams County and urged council to consider increasing Bollenbacher’s hours and pay commensurate with his duties and functions in the office. 

Adams Central fills teaching, coaching slots

May 14, 2014

    Several new, but familiar, faces will be seen at Adams Central next year after the board of education decided on a variety of personnel issues during Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled meeting.
    Joel Reinhard was hired as the new high school/middle school social studies teacher after filling the position this past school year while the previous teacher was on maternity leave.

May 13th

Turnout heavy for Decatur jail chat

May 13, 2014

    For the second time in less than a week, Adams County officials Monday evening invited the public to be part of the conversation surrounding a proposed new county jail and superior court complex tentatively planned for downtown Decatur.

Lehman touts Indiana Grown bill

May 13, 2014

        A new state law intended to promote Indiana farmers was one of many things touched on by Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, during the May Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Monday afternoon at Woodcrest.
    Lehman said he was inspired to write the bill after visiting a restaurant in Vermont that touted using only local produce in their meals.

Highway superintendent to retire

May 13, 2014

    Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel announced his pending retirement at the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon.
    “After a lot of consideration and discussions with my wife, I have decided I will be retiring in August,” Mitchel stated to commissioners. A large part of the decision to end his career with the county highway department was determined by the severity of the past winter season.

May 12th

REMEMBERING

May 12, 2014

Approximately 50 motorcyclists took part Saturday in the “Ride 4 the Fallen,” a tribute to the 149 Hoosier service men and women who have died in military conflicts since Operation Desert Storm. The group left Huntington Saturday morning and made stops at South Adams and Bellmont High Schools before ending their day at the Veterans Shrine in Huntington. Many of the bikes features pictures of those military personnel who lost their lives.
Photos by Mike Lamm

 

Decatur farm market opens on Thursday

May 12, 2014

The 2014 Decatur Farmer’s Market will open for the season Thursday. Hours of operation have changed this year, with the market slated to open from 3-6 p.m. Vendors are asked to arrive by 2:30 p.m.
The location for the market will remain the same as last year: in the city of Decatur municipal parking lot at the corner of 1st and Madison streets just east of downtown.

Lawmakers may study declining gambling revenue

May 12, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers this summer could consider how to address increased gambling competition from neighboring states as revenue from riverboats continues to drop.
    The money the state collects from casino taxes has dropped from a peak of nearly $876 million in 2009 to about $752 million in fiscal 2013, according to figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Indiana’s three casinos near Cincinnati have seen big declines since a downtown casino opened in the Ohio city last year.

May 9th

Easements key for rural sewer project

May 9, 2014

    The submission to United State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development officials of final construction plans for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer system hinges on the acquisition from individual property owners of all necessary transmission line easements.

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