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September 13th, 2012

Schools face loss of key grant

September 13, 2012

    This year is the fifth and final year for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant for Adams County, which means that several programs will come to an end and the school districts will need to find other sources of funding.

County has two human West Nile cases

September 13, 2012

    Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have now been confirmed in Adams County and there may be a third case, Environmental Director Terry Smith of the Adams County Health Department said Wednesday.
    The municipalities will continue spraying and the public should check their property for containers with rainwater, Smith said

Library wireless use more than doubles in year

September 13, 2012

    The Adams Public Library recently reported that wireless usage in 2012 has more than doubled that of 2011.  A more drastic increase was shown in the month of August — over 1,100 connections were made in comparison to only 346 in August of 2011.

September 12th

Sewer board to give Decatur a proposal

September 12, 2012

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board will submit to Decatur municipal officials a written proposal outlining sewage treatment costs and other variables associated with a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
    Negotiations between the city and the regional sewer group have been ongoing for the past month and were not resolved during a two-hour meeting Tuesday evening at Decatur's Riverside Center.

NAdams teachers get pay increase

September 12, 2012

    North Adams teachers are no longer a possible number one -- and that's a good thing.
    The number one status refers to being among the lowest paid teachers in the state of Indiana and a new memorandum of understanding agreed to Tuesday night by both the North Adams Teachers Association (NATA) and the North Adams Community School Board will rectify that situation.

County salary boost is likely for employees

September 12, 2012

    With the end of the year quickly approaching for county government, once again it is budget time and the Adams County Council is spending Tuesday, today, and Thursday if needed, reviewing budget proposals.
    With all the talk of budget cutbacks floating around lately, county employees may be surprised to learn the council has approved a one percent pay increase for all county employees.

September 11th

Faith healer still at it 30 years after trial

September 11, 2012

    SPENCERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Solomon Wickey doesn’t remember much about his trial. At least, that’s what he says.
    Wickey puts his fingers to his lips and gazes down. His hair, in a traditional bowl cut, is a deep white now and his beard gray. He sits in a small chair in his office wearing a blue shirt and black pants that note his Amish heritage.

Courthouse near finish

September 11, 2012

    Everything looks "real well" with the work that has been completed on the courthouse, according to Dave Meyer of the county's building and maintenance department.
    Meyer told the county commissioners on Monday that he met with architect Dave Sholl, of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture, last Friday to inspect the nearly completed restoration of the courthouse.

Ivy Tech numbers continue growth

September 11, 2012

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly luncheon series Monday at the Woodcrest retirement community with a talk from Lisa Smith, Ivy Tech Community College outreach coordinator for Adams County.
    Smith said Ivy Tech currently has 150,000 students at 29 locations in Indiana, and offers classes in more than 75 individual communities. The college's northeast division, which includes campuses in Fort Wayne, serves more than 10,000 students, she said.

September 10th

United Way’s 2013 drive is under way

September 10, 2012

    The official 2013 United Way campaign is under way.
    Approximately 50 people attended a recent kickoff luncheon to hear testimonials from three Adams County agencies as to the importance of United Way funding for their activities.
    Sharon Tester, who heads the Adams County Council on Aging, talked about the transportation program which provided 7,496 one-way trips last year.

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