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March 20th, 2015
It’s coming soon and it’s going to be a pain in the backside for a lot of people living on the east edge of Decatur.
City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the East Monroe Street project is going to be starting next month “and it’s going to be a major inconvenience until probably August.”
It will be several more weeks before monthly user fees to be paid by customers of Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer collection system are determined, but preliminary figures unveiled Thursday evening show those rates are expected to be significantly higher than originally anticipated.
Bellmont Middle School students recently participated in the “Pennies for Patients” event, collecting spare change to be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students collected $3,182.99 overall. Pictured in front, from left, are fifth graders Abigail Eichenauer, Kamea Barr, Taylor Braun, Hailee Bowling, Brielle Miller and Raylee LeMaster. Pictured in back row are BMS guidance counselor Jeff Schroeder and Scott Miller, BMS principal.
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Adams County’s unemployment rate jumped up to 5.4 percent in January, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county’s jobless rate in December was 5 percent. One year earlier the county sported an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.
Local jobless figures bottomed out during 2014 at 4.3 percent in September after hitting a yearly high of 6.0 percent in February. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.
It will still be a few days before the new Decatur Police Department facility has that “lived-in” look; before boxes on the floor are replaced by filled filing cabinets and before loose wires are tucked away from view.
But, beginning today, the DPD’s new 7th Street home is open for business.
The Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva will host a special presentation on the peregrine falcon by award-winning 15-year-old birder Alexandra Forsythe from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the site’s Visitor Center.
The peregrine falcon is the world’s fastest animal, with diving speeds reaching more than 200 mph or slightly faster than the race cars of the Indianapolis 500. Peregrine falcons are found throughout much of the world, including in many large urban areas where they hunt pigeons and nest on tall buildings.
“This is the next step we need in our city, and I am 100 percent in favor of it,” Decatur Mayor John Schultz said Tuesday night before city council unanimously approved spending up to $50,000 to have a “downtown plan” prepared.
Sailors’ delight. That was the case Monday evening as the sun went down on Decatur, accompanied by a brilliant light show.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District is ending its Bench for Caps program for now, Director Hank Mayer reported Monday. “The success of the program is such that we have too many pounds of caps for the orders we are receiving and we have no more room to store the caps,” Mayer said.