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May 16th, 2013

Concern expressed as county general fund below $1 million

May 16, 2013

    The Adams County Council decided at its monthly meeting on Tuesday to join the county commissioners to form a Courthouse Project Committee. The committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to make decisions regarding the courthouse.

May 15th

NA chosen for pilot program

May 15, 2013

    Bellmont High School has been selected to serve as the site of a pilot program that will provide free training for current members of the local industrial workforce.
    The Adams County Industrial Maintenance Training Program, a collaborative effort between Ivy Tech Corporate College, WorkOne and the Adams County Economic Development Corp., is designed to provide continuing education to incumbent employees in specific subject areas identified by county industrial employers.

AC eyes compliance with health care law

May 15, 2013

    Preparations are under way at Adams Central to bring the school into compliance with the new Affordable Health Care Act that will take effect in January, 2014.
    Incoming Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond, along with corporation Treasurer Pam Hawbaker and Secretary to the Superintendent Heather Schaffer, spoke with the AC Board of Education Tuesday about the new health plan and what it will mean for AC.

SAdams testing near finish

May 15, 2013

    South Adams Superintendent Scott Litwiller updated the school board on the status of end-of-year testing at the board's meeting last night.
    Litwiller said that, like the other schools in the county, South Adams experienced some glitches during the first round of ISTEP+ testing, including students having trouble logging on to the network, getting kicked off the network, and having to wait minutes before the next question would appear.

May 14th

Wind ordinance approved

May 14, 2013

    The Adams County Commissioners on Monday voted to adopt the new wind ordinance, specifically as it deals with the construction and use of wind turbines in the county, with the amendments they suggested last week.
    County Attorney Mark Burry performed the final reading of the wind ordinance at the commissioners' weekly meeting, and the commissioners adopted it with the above amendments.

FCC (Adams) plans major expansion

May 14, 2013

    Berne City Council got two drastically differing looks of the local economic scene Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
    For the second time in as many months, the councilors listened as representatives from a local company outlined tremendous growth and announced a hefty investment in Berne to expand its operations there.

Lehman paints positive picture in Chamber talk

May 14, 2013

    State Representative Matt Lehman was very positive about Indiana's future in his legislative update address given on Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Woodcrest.

May 13th

Moving into the 21st Century

May 13, 2013

    The Decatur Police Department, Chief Ken Ketzler says, is “moving into the 21st Century.”
    Within in the next few weeks, the department’s six marked squad cars will be outfitted with computers. And the patrol officers and sergeants using those vehicles will have their own personal computers which will be attached to the in-car computers.

Flower project seeking volunteers

May 13, 2013

    Spring is here and the flowers for the downtown pots are growing at this time.
    The planned planting date is Saturday, May 18., according to Pastor Dan York, who heads up the annual effort and cares for the plants through the season.
    Those wishing to help should be on be on the east side of the courthouse for instructions at 8:30 a.m., York said.

City cleanup begins anew

May 13, 2013

    The weather has finally improved, outdoor fun is everywhere, ball games have started, and lots of dogs are being walked.
    Here's another sure sign of the coming summer: the city's Operation Cleanup is once again in operation.
    There will be a new twist added this year. "This year we are going to start doing businesses that won't clean up," Mayor John Schultz said at this week's city council meeting. "We will be glad to work with them, but we want to get something done."

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