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September 21st, 2011

City budget near final; developers given help

September 21, 2011

    Decatur City Council moved its budget to within one final stage of passage and also provided a break for local and area developers at its meeting on Tuesday night.
    Prior to the council meeting, a public hearing was held for the 2012 budget and, with no objections aired, council gave unanimous approval on two readings. The third and final reading — and approval — will come at the October 4 meeting.

City sets up account for major tree project

September 21, 2011

    Decatur City Council agreed on Tuesday night to set up a $30,000 account which will be used to fund the city's latest major tree project. Once the project is completed, the city will be reimbursed.
    The situation was explained to council by Steve Krull, head of the parks and recreation department and a member of the city's tree board. The city has received a $30,000 grant administered through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fund the tree project.

Dr. Lee is recuperating at his home

September 21, 2011

    Dr. H.S. Lee, longtime city surgeon/ physician, has been discharged from Parkview Hospital and is recuperating at home.
    He suffered an acute medical problem at his home nearly two weeks ago.
    Adams Health Network President and CEO Tom Nordwick noted, “Dr. Lee’s family has expressed their thanks for everyone’s prayers and support on his behalf.”

September 20th

Big cuts...and more ahead

September 20, 2011

    The Adams County Council spent two and a half days last week working on the 2012 budget and reduced departmental budgets by more than $323,000. Council members will meet on October 11 to formally approve a budget that totals more than $11.6 million    Among cuts next year are per diem payments made to the three county commissioners when they act in their capacity as members of the county drainage board. The council indicated that when the 2013 budget is prepared in 2012, all per diem payments will be eliminated except those required by state law.

Malone fills Democrat sports post

September 20, 2011

    Dylan Malone has been named sports editor of the Decatur Daily Democrat, Publisher Ron Storey announced.
    Malone replaces Jim Hopkins, who retired after a recent heart attack. Malone has been covering South Adams football for the newspaper and was recommended by Hopkins for the post.

Waste board makes change

September 20, 2011

    The Adams County Solid Waste District's board of trustees on Monday approved a change in financial trustees for the district's transfer station and landfill trust accounts. The process, prompted by the expiration of the two long-standing trust agreements with First Merchants Bank, ultimately will cost the district a significant amount of interest income annually.

September 19th

Gunman wounded in Friday night incident

September 19, 2011

    A highly unusual outdoor police standoff in downtown Decatur late Friday night ended when an Indiana State Police trooper shot an armed man from Berne.
    Jerry L. Nusbaum, 67, was shot in the right arm and upper chest and was listed in critical condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, This morning, a Parkview spokeswoman said Nusbaum is not in the hospital directory. (Under federal privacy laws, if a patient "opts out" of the directory, the hospital can only say that the patient is not listed.)

Jobless rate in slight dip

September 19, 2011

    Jobless figures in Adams County remained mostly stagnant during August, according to a report  released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, with unemployment numbers hovering in the same statistical range for the third consecutive month.

Driver’s ed is driven away

September 19, 2011

    It's one-more-and-done for driver's education at Adams Central High School — the last high school in Adams County to offer driver training.
    At the September meeting of the AC school board, longtime driving instructor, teacher, and coach Cary Blake told board members that state officials have stopped all high schools in Indiana from teaching drivers' ed, although AC got a "grandfather" exemption for the 2011-12 school year.

September 16th

NAdams changes plentiful

September 16, 2011

    The North Adams school board approved a voluminous list of personnel comings and goings at its meeting on Tuesday, ranging from the resignation of an elementary school teacher to the filling of several after-school program positions and athletic appointments.
    One position with the Healthy Families of Adams County program was eliminated because of a reduction in state grant funding, forcing the board to approve the Reduction in Force dismissal of Angela Shively.

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