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January 24th, 2013
Adams County Solid Waste Management District Director Hank Mayer, in his year-end report to the board on Tuesday, focused primarily on the county's recycling program and its direct and indirect benefit to county residents.
Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced that Dr. George Martin, a board-certified urologist and surgeon with the Northeast Indiana Urology practice in Fort Wayne, will soon begin seeing patients in Decatur.
Martin’s new urology clinic will start on Friday, February 1, and will be located in Suite B of the physician’s clinic. Appointments may be made by calling Martin's Fort Wayne office at either 436-6667 or 1-888-436-1769 and asking for a time in his Decatur clinic.
Once the rising waters after last week's flooding finally began to recede, workers on Tuesday — the coldest day of the season — began the daunting task of removing a wayward vehicle that somehow found its way into the St. Mary's River.
An unnamed source stated that on Sunday, January 13, the unidentified driver drove the pickup truck off the western bank of the St. Mary's River in Pleasant Mills, near US 101.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District is in "very good financial shape" as it enters the new year, according to the district's legal representative, which in turn is good news for all county residents.
Attorney Tim Baker offered that assessment Tuesday during a regular meeting of the solid waste district's board of directors after hearing a review of 2012 expenses and expenditures incurred by the district.
Decatur's first Town Hall meeting happened Tuesday night, led by the mayor and city council. It began at 6 p.m. at Riverside Center, and nearly 40 citizens were in attendance.
Jumper cables were a key piece of equipment today in Decatur and Adams County as the coldest temperatures of the season settled in.
The Decatur weather station recorded a low of 4 above this morning, but continued brisk winds made it feel much colder, with wind-chill readings dropping to as much as 16 below.
Janine Thieme of Decatur recently was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, and the Adams County Relay for Life as well as St. Peter-Immanuel School (SPI) will benefit.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Grow Communities was launched in 2010 and gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations, according to a news release.
(Editor’s Note: The following story was written by Heather Zadra for the Herald Times, which serves the Rio Blanco County area of Colorado. Paul Conrad is a native of Decatur and a graduate of Decatur High School. Colorado Northwestern was originally Rangely College and one of Conrad’s basketball players there was Charlie Cook of Decatur, a city councilman and member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.)
Students involved in Adams Central's New Tech (NT) program demonstrated what they have learned for members of the AC Board of Education at its meeting this week.
Several students participating in NT presented the board with projects they have completed, as well as talking about their experiences with NT.
Juniors Abby Snyder, Katie Carroll, and Jenny Schultz presented a video the students developed for Business Professionals of America (BPA), which the three students joined this year.
Adams County jobless
rates, last 13 months
7.7 % in December 2012
7.4% in November 2012
6.6% in October 2012
6.6% in September 2012
7.3% in August 2012
7.6% in July 2012
7.9% in June 2012
7.3% in May 2012
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