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May 21st, 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
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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.
Faced with a dilemma of either updating a batch of aging IV pumps (that were also facing a manufacturers' recall) or purchasing new ones, the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees spent nearly $240,000 at a recent hospital board meeting to buy nearly 70 new units.
Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler told board members the purchase was the best way to go and the hospital would save money by buying new instead of rehabbing the old machines, some of which were 15 years old; plus, they would be getting a superior product.
Cody Walters, who stands about 5-7, was one of the toughest guys on that Bellmont Sectional football championship team last fall. Today, in the eyes of many, he stands much taller than the new World Trade Center building going up in New York City; taller than that "world's biggest" in Dubai.
Within a few days following major surgery for breast cancer, Katie Birch was out and about. She attributes it all to the outpouring of love from the community.
"You know, I've been getting out a lot (since May 1 surgery) and a lot of people have been surprised by that," Birch said on Wednesday. "But I attribute all of that to the community, to the love that I've been shown. It's all been so postitive; I have no room for negative."
Once again, judges Frederick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, along with Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, addressed the Adams County Council this week regarding the ongoing issues with security in the courts. The result was an agreement to add an additional security officer.
Schurger told council members that even though there have been several studies done about possible solutions, so far there has been no action.
Junk in your yard? Grass not mowed? Dilapidated vehicle out front ... or in the back yard?
If so, you're probably going to be getting a visit from city officials in the near future, and this time — thanks to an amendment to the city's trash and debris ordinance approved on Tuesday night by city council — you're not going to be able to ignore the warning without being subject to penalties.
A lengthy prison sentence was handed out by Judge Fredrick A. Shurger late last week to Decatur resident Deborah L. Delong.
According to court records, Delong, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, each a class C felony, and one count of exploitation of an endangered adult, a class D felony.
The Homes for Wounded Warriors Program has announced that an Armed Forces Day benefit will be held Saturday from noon-9 p.m., at the Wet Spot Bar in Decatur to help raise money for the program.
The benefit will be an outdoor event on the street for all ages and will include the American Legion color guard, live music, a corn hole tournament, kids games, tip boards and raffles.
Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin will be heading to China next month, looking to make some business connections, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
They will be part of a contingent of 25 or so people invited to join a trip organized by the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. This year's trip will mark the 25th such venture led by the same office.