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May 14th, 2012
Six weeks into her position job as Indiana's Secretary of State, Connie Lawson is fully aware of the public relations job that lies ahead of her. There are fences to be mended and public relationships and trust to be restored in the office she now holds.
Lawson was appointed to her new position by Gov. Mitch Daniels on March 16 to succeed fellow Republican Charlie White, who was removed for office after his conviction on a charge of voter fraud.
The 12th annual Motor Sports Festival will be presented in downtown Decatur on Friday June 15, it has been announced by the sponsoring Chamber of Comerce.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. and the show will continue until 9p.m.
Several food vendors will have food available for sale. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be returning with their popular spiral fries and Common Ground Church will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs and sloppy Joes, the announcement said.
A semi hauling 6,000 gallons of milk rolled over at the intersection of US 224 and 600 E around 12:30 this morning.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
No milk spilled out of the truck from Eagle Transport Group of Goshen. According to an Adams County sheriff at the scene, another milk truck was called in to transfer the milk which was not contaminated in the accident.
The driver was not injured.
Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) has announced the beginning of the annual Clothe-A-Kid for School campaign.
Children participating in the free or reduced-price lunch program in Adams County, and who will be at least four years old and in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth at the start of the 2012-13 school year, are eligible for this program.
"The purpose of this project is to send needy children back to school with a brand new set of clothes," said Executive Director Claudia Karges.
Congratulations to Tina Beer, Dawn Keller-Miller and Suzanne McFarren Markley — the winners of the Decatur Daily Democrat's "Like" Us on Facebook contest!
The winners may visit the DDD office to claim their prize by Monday, May 21. They will each receive a $10 gift certificate to an Adams County business. If a prize goes unclaimed, another name will be drawn.
Adams Central High School business teacher Sharilyn Boots, accompanied by student Deatra Gremaux, talked to the Adams Central Board of Education this week about a pilot program allowing students to participate in virtual internships.
Boots stated she was contacted by Ryan Twist of the Talent Initiative about establishing a group of students who would take part in the internship program.
At this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board, Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk brought the board up to speed on the reorganization process of the Adams-Wells Special Services Cooperative program.
The group, which involves three school districts in both Adams and Wells Counties, will all be affected by several resolutions (which will need to be passed by all six school boards to be effective).
The South Adams Schools Corporation moved forward with the sale of the former elementary school property, located at the corner of US 27 and SR 218 in Berne, when a purchase and sale agreement was signed at this week's board meeting.
A bid of $747,300 was accepted at the end of March from CDI Development Services, LLC, which was the only bid received.
With incumbent Republicans in three countywide offices — auditor, treasurer and recorder — sent to the sidelines at the end of the current year by state-mandated term limits, a trio of first-time GOP candidates picked up victories and earned their party's nominations during Tuesday's primary election balloting.
Going green at the North Adams Community Schools will have a slightly different meaning for administrators, non-certified personnel, and transportation department employees as the North Adams School Board approved a two percent pay increase on their base salary.
The action approved Tuesday night at the monthly NA board meeting will result in approximately $50,000 more, but Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk told members that money for the increase is already in the general fund and will not cause a problem.