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February 4th, 2013

Lawmakers hear plenty on education

February 4, 2013

    State Rep. Matt Lehman and State Sen. Travis Holdman would like to see their colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly take a break from additional school reforms during the current legislative session.
    Their constituents apparently feel otherwise.
    Lehman, R-Berne, and Holdman, R-Markle, fielded questions for 90 minutes Saturday morning during a town hall-style meeting in Decatur. And the bulk of those questions focused on … you guessed it … education.

Hospital solidly black

February 4, 2013

    The final financial statement for 2012 showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) finished the year $384,021 in the black thanks to over $1.3 million in non-operating revenue received.
    That surplus figure is over three times the amount to the good posted by the hospital in 2011 when the year ended at $104,947 in the black.

South Adams 'Dots' to auction Taylor Swift-signed guitar

February 4, 2013

    Dots in Blue Water, the student-led non-profit based out of South Adams High School, is planning on making a third trip to Haiti this summer to assist residents there.
    So the students have announced plans for an upcoming "coffee shop" and auction to raise funds for the trip.

February 1st

More frigid conditions; river falling

February 1, 2013

    Bone-chilling temperatures were gripping the Decatur area today as wind-chill readings were well below zero and the National Weather Service was predicting a high of only around 10 above.
    The Decatur weather station recorded an overnight low of 6 above, which was the 7 a.m. reading.
    At the same time, the weather service office in Fort Wayne also had 6 above, with a west wind at 24 mph producing a wind chill of 15 below.

Tony Tate retires from USDA

February 1, 2013

    Tony Tate, rural Decatur, retired after more than 41 years with the USDA in December.
    Tate started his career as a trainee in Noblesville in 1971, and finished his training in Frankfort in 1972. After graduating from Ball State University, he started full time in 1973 in Shelbyville as a Soil Conservationist.
    In 1974, he transferred to Richmond, then to Decatur in 1975 as District Conservationist.

Ag Extravanza celebrated

February 1, 2013

    The 2013 Adams County Ag Extravaganza was held at the Mirage on Thursday night. It was a joint annual meeting of the Adams County's Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, and Soil and Water Conservation Department.
    After a meal, comedian Jay Hendren entertained the crowd, and then it was down to business.

January 31st

Small turnout for meeting

January 31, 2013

    Two members of the North Adams school board met with a handful of residents Wednesday evening to discuss the school district's search for a new superintendent and to field questions surrounding survey forms that are being circulated to assist in that search.

Improved wellness is the topic

January 31, 2013

    About 40 people participated in the Winning with Wellness luncheon at the Adams County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, hosted by the Adams County Wellness Initiative.
    Mayor John Schultz began the program, explaining that the Wellness Initiative was founded in November of 2009 and since then has strived to improve the mental, emotional, and physical wellness in Adams County.
    Kim Fullove and Diana Macklin gave a history of the initiative, beginning in 2009 and highlighting its growth to the present day.

AC graduation to mark end of an era

January 31, 2013

    The beginning of a new year marks the halfway point for high schoolers. We've rounded the corner of second semester and are now in the home stretch with summer vacation quickly approaching.
    June 2 is graduation day at Adams Central, and marks the end of an era; it will be the school's last traditional graduating class. This year's seniors will be the last to have gone through their school years learning in a traditional style classroom, and their graduation will mean a completely New Tech high school.

January 30th

66 (wow!) to 19 (ugh!)?

January 30, 2013

    Spring-like conditions rolled into the Decatur area and Indiana on Tuesday, but it won't last long. In fact, temperatures already are heading down ... way down.
    The city weather station recorded a high of 66 degrees on Tuesday — double the normal high of 33 degrees for this area on January 29. But the National Weather Service says tonight's low could dip all the way to 19, close to the norm of 17 for the date. And Thursday's high may reach only the low 20s!

 

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