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June 18th, 2012
Unemployment in Adams County climbed slightly during May to 7.3 percent — up from a four-year low of 7.0 percent one month earlier but still a half percent below readings from May of 2011.
After starting 2012 with a jobless rate of 8.5 percent, Adams County saw four consecutive months of decline in unemployment figures prior to the release of May's statistics.
Myra Moore, South Adams Schools' technology director, announced at this week's board of education meeting that the school plans to use a new notification system during the 2012-13 school year. The new system has more features and will cost three cents more per student than the previous system.
United Way of Adams County has announced that the third annual Stuff-a-Bus event will be held on Wednesday, June 20, with the local chapter once again collecting food and other supplies for community food banks.
There are still many families in Adams County who are in need of help and the area food banks are struggling to maintain supplies, according to a United Way representative.
Busses will be parked from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at four locations in Adams County:
In an effort to ensure the staff at Adams Central continues to strive to give students their best efforts, the AC Board of Education, at its meeting this week, adopted a new system of evaluating teachers.
Superintendent Mike Pettibone said that Indiana law mandates teacher evaluations and under this new system, RISE, he feels teachers and principals alike will benefit from the more detailed process.
Golden Meadows resident Joyce Overly poses in accompanying photo with a small sampling of items that will be up for auction on Saturday during the 18th annual benefit for the Special Needs Resident Fund.
Inspection of merchandise will begin at 9 a.m., and the food tent will begin serving at 9:30 a.m.
The auction will start at 10.
Golden Meadows is located south of Decatur on CR 200E, a short distance off old US 33, now Mercer Ave. Extended.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz apparently is making progress on forming a sister-city relationship with a Chinese community.
Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin are part of a group on a trade mission to China led by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.
On her blog, Skillman wrote the following:
Not only are insurance costs rising, but in some cases coverage is becoming difficult for North Adams Community Schools to obtain at all.
That was the message delivered to the North Adams school board on Tuesday by Business Manager Larry Carty, who reported that recent workers' compensation claims have risen "to the point where no one wants to insure us any more."
The Adams Central Board of Education made several personnel decisions Tuesday evening including hiring two new teachers, naming lead teachers for the 2012-13 school year, a maternity leave request, and a resignation.
After interviewing several teachers for the position of middle school title English teacher, AC Middle School Principal Aaron McClure and ACCS Title One Coordinator Anna Spalding recommended the school board hire Lana Shoaf.
Once again Dave Sholl of Schenkel & Schultz Architecture was in front of Adams County Council members on Tuesday — along with all three Adams County Commissioners and countless others eager to hear what this newest study would bring — to present a proposed project to house several county offices and both courts under one roof.
A private organization of local volunteers with a unified goal of alleviating child hunger throughout the North Adams school system gained public support on Tuesday when the school district's board of education agreed to provide a physical location to assist in those efforts.