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May 24th, 2012

Taking names for new security position

May 24, 2012

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, along with Adams County judges Fredrick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, has announced that the sheriff's department will be accepting applications for the position of court security officer.
    Adams County Council approved the addition of a second security officer last week. John Whitright has handled court security for several years, but is currently responsible for both Adams circuit and superior courts.

City pool opening on tap Saturday

May 24, 2012

    Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, the city swimming pool will open this Saturday, a week earlier than usual, park and recreation department officials announced.
    Saturday's hours will be 1 to 5 p.m.
    Pool hours for the summer will be as follows:
     Family and lap swim, Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
     Open swim and lap swim, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-5 p.m.

May 23rd

SA signs for alternative ed program

May 23, 2012

    South Adams Schools is one step closer to implementing an alternative education program.
    The schools' board voted unanimously (Tony Mellencamp and Amy Orr were absent) at a special meeting on Tuesday to approve a one-year agreement with the Crossing Educational Center.

Stricken woman opens eyes

May 23, 2012

    An apparent glimmer of hope has arise in the case of Kaye Mellencamp, the Berne woman felled by a brain aneurysm on Election Day, May 8.
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette columnist Frank Gray said in an article in Tuesday's edition that the stricken woman opened her eyes on Sunday morning and began following people with her eyes as they moved.
    She tried to speak, but couldn't as a breathing tube was still in place.

Free lunch program gearing up

May 23, 2012

    The North Adams Community Foodservice has announced plans to participate in the federal Summer Food Service Program.
    Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under, and to people over 18 who are in a state-apprved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.
    Locations and dates for food sites are as follows:

May 22nd

Solid waste boss pushes for employee pay boost

May 22, 2012

    Adams County Solid Waste Management District Director Hank Mayer said Monday he is willing to forego a pay increase of his own next year, so long as employees of the district get what he called a well-deserved wage hike.
    Speaking to members of the solid waste district's board of trustees, Mayer gave a preliminary budget overview that included a proposed 2 percent pay increase for solid waste employees.

Gregg, Pence name women running mates

May 22, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time.
    Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

BHS students get lesson in owning, operating a business

May 22, 2012

    The teams had catchy names: Sweetie Pies, BEB's Buckeyes, Morning Glaze Donuts. Team members made confectionaries and sold them. Some made a profit, which was donated to the charity of their choice. Other teams were less financially successful.
    But in the end, the students of Bellmont High School economics teacher Brian Lineberry all received a valuable lesson in the pitfalls of owning and operating their own business as part of a Project Based Learning exercise that wrapped up recently.

May 21st

County's jobless rate lowest in near 4 years

May 21, 2012

April jobless (released May 2012)

Adams County jobless
rates, last 12 months
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
8.3% in November 2011
8.1% in October 2011
7.8% in September 2011
8.0% in August 2011
8.1% in July 2011
8.0% in June 2011
7.8% in May 2011
7.6% in April 2011

Dangerous old building a year older

May 21, 2012

Want to help?
    Matt Vondren said personal letters from residents of the neighborhood around the old street department building can be a great help in securing a grant by writing personal letters and giving details, "not just saying it should come down." Those interested should contact Mayor John Schultz at City Hall.

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