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January 21st, 2013

Adams Central’s New Tech extended 2 years – School board members still have concerns

January 21, 2013

    Students involved in Adams Central's New Tech (NT) program demonstrated what they have learned for members of the AC Board of Education at its meeting this week.
    Several students participating in NT presented the board with projects they have completed, as well as talking about their experiences with NT.
    Juniors Abby Snyder, Katie Carroll, and Jenny Schultz presented a video the students developed for Business Professionals of America (BPA), which the three students joined this year.

County's jobless numbers up again

January 21, 2013

Adams County jobless
rates, last 13 months

7.7 % in December 2012
7.4% in November 2012
6.6% in October 2012
6.6% in September 2012
7.3%  in August 2012
7.6% in July 2012
7.9% in June 2012
7.3% in May 2012
7.0% in April 2012
8.0% in March 2012
8.3% in February 2012
8.5% in January 2012
8.5 % in December 2011

Silver Arrow queen crowned

January 21, 2013

    Madison Stoppenhagen was crowned Bellmont High School's 2012 Silver Arrow Queen during ceremonies at Saturday night's basketball game.
    Last year's queen, Taylor Kennedy, was on hand to crown Stoppenhagen.
    The BHS senior is the daughter of Kent and Monica Stoppenhagen of Preble Township.
    Other candidates were Tessa Bolton and Megan Schueler.

January 18th

Amish scheme brings 6-year term

January 18, 2013

    Michelle D. Rodriguez, 32, Decatur, the alleged mastermind behind a string of armed robberies of Amish families by three teenage boys in September of 2012, was handed a six-year prison term in Adams Superior Court on Thursday..
    Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Judge Patrick R. Miller handed down the sentence.

Hoosier Pattern and Fleetwood to be honored

January 18, 2013

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce has named Hoosier Pattern Inc, as its 2012 Small Business of the Year and Fleetwood RV as the 2012 Large Business of the Year. 
    Each year the Chamber names an outstanding company that has demonstrated a high degree of community involvement and good corporate citizenship to this honor., the Chamber said in a news release.

Go to game, and maybe win $15,000

January 18, 2013

    When the Adams County Crime Fighters take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio team in a benefit basketball game on February 18, one person in attendance will have the opportunity to win $15,000.
    The game to benefit the local Crime Stoppers program will start at 7 p.m. in the Bellmont High School gym.

January 17th

Getting back to normalcy

January 17, 2013

    All highways and streets are open, the St. Marys River continues to recede and Decatur residents are mostly back to normal today after one of the worst flooding episodes in the city's history.
    City weather station officials said this morning that the river had fallen to 19.44 feet, nearly four feet under its Monday night crest of 23.31 feet and a drop of nearly two feet from Wednesday morning's reading of 21.37 feet.

Fugitive may be in this area

January 17, 2013

    Adams County Crimestoppers is is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Julian DeAngelo Hart, 27, who faces several charges here and in Allen County.
    According to a news release, on December 7, 2011, Hart allegedly entered Innovative Concepts in Decatur and attempted to purchase merchandise using a fraudulent check.  As police were responding to the scene, Hart fled and led police on a high-speed vehicle pursuit through Decatur, the Crime Stoppers report said.

Nature Swag: Wildlife rules Fridays at AC

January 17, 2013

Adams Central senior
    Walking the halls of Adams Central School on any given Friday may seem to be a bit of a zoo. More so than usual because every Friday 17 boys (and counting) can be seen sporting their wildlife shirts.
    These vibrant tops are printed front-to-back with images of eagles, wolves, or bears, the animals that have inspired the group to refer to themselves as "Nature Swag" whenever they wear the shirts.

January 16th

224 reopening is likely today -- River contnues to recede

January 16, 2013

    The St. Marys River is dropping, E. Monroe St. is open, and US 224 was likely to be reopened later today as Decatur's latest flooding problems continue to recede.
    The St. Marys stood at 21.37 feet at 7 a.m. today, a fall of some two feet from its Monday-night crest of 23.3 feet, weather station officials said. The river was at 22.99 feet at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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