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January 26th, 2011

Jobless rate tumbles

January 26, 2011

    The unemployment report for the final month of 2010 provided an upbeat spin on the just-completed year: Joblessness in Adams County during December hit its lowest level since October of 2008.
    Statistics released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed the county's December unemployment rate of 8.7 percent was nearly a full percentage point below November's 9.6 percent reading. The county's October 2010 jobless rate was 9.1 percent. Adams County began 2010 with an 11.8 unemployment rate in January.

Tickets on sale for 41st ND Smoker

January 26, 2011

    Tickets are now on sale for the 41st annual St. Joe-Notre Dame Smoker, to be held on Sunday, February 13,  starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Lodge 864 on High St.
    Seniors from last year's Notre Dame football team, including backup quarterback Brian Costello, will be the guests of honor. The players will also visit St. Joseph Catholic School to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

January 25th

Decatur's business vitality illustrated

January 25, 2011

      Decatur's industrial diversity was shown today as this huge concrete I-beam made by Prestress Services filled the largest intersection in town as it was turned south onto US 27, heading for a bridge project somewhere. Prestress Services is one of the many different types of industries in Decatur,

FSA post filled by Pinkerton

January 25, 2011

    Anya Pinkerton is the new executive director for the Adams County Farm Service Agency.
    She began her duties on January 18, replacing longtime director Jay H. Gould, who retired.
    Pinkerton is from Liberty, Indiana, south of Richmond, where she and her husband have a grain and beef cattle operation. 

McKean plans 2nd mayor bid

January 25, 2011

    After coming up a mere three votes short in the 2007 general election, longtime Berne city council representative and local businessman Bill McKean has once again announced his intention to run for mayor in that city.

January 24th

Park Center report given

January 24, 2011

    A report by and about the Park Center counseling business in Decatur was given at the January meeting of the Adams County Council, since Park Center gets an annual $172,116 subsidy from the county.
    Paul Wilson, chief executive officer of Park Center, and Tonya Eiden, the manager of the Decatur office, gave the following figures about the agency's operations here from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010:
    • 670 clients seen.
    • 6,513 services provided to those clients.

Big biz winner Ideal launched in ’59

January 24, 2011

    Ideal Suburban Homes and Ideal Realty has been named recipient of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's Large Business of the Year award, while the Small Business of the Year winner is Rebecca Cochran's certified public accounting firm.
    Both will be honored at the organization's annual meeting on Thursday, February 3, at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
    Reservations for the Chamber event must be made by January 25 by calling the office, 724-2604. Tickets are $25.

January 21st

Chimney fire in Monroe area

January 21, 2011

        Monroe firefighters were been sent to a chimney fire at County Rds. 100 South and 000 around 3:05 p.m. today.

Lake’s algae bloom subject of meeting held in Decatur

January 21, 2011

    Regional health officials on Thursday received an update on the devastating toxic algae bloom in a nearby Ohio lake and were offered tips on how to handle similar health-related incidents should they occur locally.

Possible need for zoning compliance officer is debated

January 21, 2011

    Does the City of Decatur need a hired hand to enforce its zoning laws? That question came up at this week's city council meeting and became the subject of a discussion.
    Councilman Matt Dyer sparked the question when said the plan commission had talked earlier in the day about getting the city cleaned up for the 175th anniversary celebration in August. The question also was raised, Dyer said, about who would do the enforcing: the plan commission or the city.

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