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April 2nd, 2012

SAdams land bid by CDI is accepted

April 2, 2012

    The South Adams Schools Board, at a special meeting on Friday, accepted a bid of $747,300 from CDI Development Services LLC, for the former elementary school property located at the corner of US 27 and St. Route 218 in Berne.
    The bid from CDI was the only one received and it is $54,500 more than the most recent appraised value of $693,000. However, the property appraised for $721,000 in 2011, when the deal with GKB Enterprises to build a CVS store fell through.

Limberlost to host Golden Egg hunt

April 2, 2012

    The Limberlost State Historic Site site in Geneva will host a Golden Easter Egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. this Saturday.
    Participating youngsters will have the opportunity to gather as many eggs as they can, an announcement said. Those who find special Golden Eggs will win a grand prize.

Jobless rate dips slightly

April 2, 2012

    The unemployment rate in Adams County dropped slightly during February, according to a report issued Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The new report showed Adams County with a February jobless rate of 8.3 percent, down from 8.5 percent in January and identical to the December 2011 rate.
    The county's unemployment rate one year ago was 8.8 percent. Friday's report showed that 1,243 members of Adams County's total labor force of 14,944 remained without work last month.

March 30th

S. Adams Schools accepts property bid

March 30, 2012

    At a special meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Friday, board members accepted a $747,300 bid for the former elementary school property from CDI Development Services, LLC, a national development company based in Akron, Ohio. The property is located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
    See Monday's print edition for further details.

Early voting begins April 9

March 30, 2012

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting hours for the 2012 May primaries will be observed from Monday, April 9 through Friday, May 4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
    Reinhart also said there will be early voting hours on Monday, May 7, from 8 a.m.-noon, with two Saturday dates, April 28 and May 5, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    All primary voting will be held in the hallway of the courthouse.

Challenge series starts April 28

March 30, 2012

    The Adams County Community Foundation's 5K Run-Walk Challenge will begin its third season on April 28 with the Run Over Violence at Adams Memorial Hospital, starting at 9 a.m. 
    The 2012 series will feature nine races (participants must complete seven to qualify for challenge awards):
    • Run Over Violence on Saturday, April 28 in Decatur.,
    • CG Sports  - Run with Endurance 5K at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 in Decatur.

State’s population to grow mostly in Indy-Carmel area

March 30, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s population will grow by 1 million to 7.48 million people by 2050 with most of the growth occurring in the Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area, according to projections from the Indiana Business Research Center.
    Besides becoming much more urban than rural, the state will continue to grow grayer, with aging baby boomers increasing the over-65 share of the state population to 20 percent compared to 13 percent in 2010, according to the center based at Indiana University.

March 29th

Hi-Way Hatchery aids egg donation

March 29, 2012

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana farmers have made a big donation to Fort Wayne’s Food Bank.
    WANE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Hpp8nO) Midwest Poultry Services and Berne Hi-Way Hatchery donated more than 140,000 eggs to the agency on Wednesday.

Hospital drops controversial billing method

March 29, 2012

    A method of billing at the Adams Memorial Hospital for non-Medicare patients will be changed after hospital officials received a legal opinion from Indianapolis telling them it would be legal to do so.
    Last year, the hospital began charging Medicare and non-Medicare patients who sought care from the offices of Dr. David Coats, Dr. Crystal Jencks, and Dr. Jessamine Hippensteel two separate fees, one of which was for professional services, and the second for a facility charge.

Gas prices at record high here

March 29, 2012

    Gasoline prices reached what is believed to be an all-time high in Decatur on Wednesday, when prices jumped some 30 cents a gallon to $4.15 and $4.16.
    Similar prices were seen in Fort Wayne.    
    Meanwhile, most experts expect higher prices as we move toward the peak summer driving season.    
    Prices rose to a nationwide average of $3.90 per gallon on Monday, having gone up 17 cents so far this month.

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