Archive - News Article
April 2nd, 2012
The unemployment rate in Adams County dropped slightly during February, according to a report issued Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The new report showed Adams County with a February jobless rate of 8.3 percent, down from 8.5 percent in January and identical to the December 2011 rate.
The county's unemployment rate one year ago was 8.8 percent. Friday's report showed that 1,243 members of Adams County's total labor force of 14,944 remained without work last month.
At a special meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Friday, board members accepted a $747,300 bid for the former elementary school property from CDI Development Services, LLC, a national development company based in Akron, Ohio. The property is located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
See Monday's print edition for further details.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting hours for the 2012 May primaries will be observed from Monday, April 9 through Friday, May 4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Reinhart also said there will be early voting hours on Monday, May 7, from 8 a.m.-noon, with two Saturday dates, April 28 and May 5, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
All primary voting will be held in the hallway of the courthouse.
The Adams County Community Foundation's 5K Run-Walk Challenge will begin its third season on April 28 with the Run Over Violence at Adams Memorial Hospital, starting at 9 a.m.
The 2012 series will feature nine races (participants must complete seven to qualify for challenge awards):
• Run Over Violence on Saturday, April 28 in Decatur.,
• CG Sports - Run with Endurance 5K at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 in Decatur.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s population will grow by 1 million to 7.48 million people by 2050 with most of the growth occurring in the Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area, according to projections from the Indiana Business Research Center.
Besides becoming much more urban than rural, the state will continue to grow grayer, with aging baby boomers increasing the over-65 share of the state population to 20 percent compared to 13 percent in 2010, according to the center based at Indiana University.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana farmers have made a big donation to Fort Wayne’s Food Bank.
WANE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Hpp8nO) Midwest Poultry Services and Berne Hi-Way Hatchery donated more than 140,000 eggs to the agency on Wednesday.
A method of billing at the Adams Memorial Hospital for non-Medicare patients will be changed after hospital officials received a legal opinion from Indianapolis telling them it would be legal to do so.
Last year, the hospital began charging Medicare and non-Medicare patients who sought care from the offices of Dr. David Coats, Dr. Crystal Jencks, and Dr. Jessamine Hippensteel two separate fees, one of which was for professional services, and the second for a facility charge.
Gasoline prices reached what is believed to be an all-time high in Decatur on Wednesday, when prices jumped some 30 cents a gallon to $4.15 and $4.16.
Similar prices were seen in Fort Wayne.
Meanwhile, most experts expect higher prices as we move toward the peak summer driving season.
Prices rose to a nationwide average of $3.90 per gallon on Monday, having gone up 17 cents so far this month.
What was intended to be the routine purchase of a new vehicle for the city police department is proving slightly more problematic than anticipated for Berne City Council.
The City of Decatur is accepting applications for three openings.