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September 20th, 2011

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.

Five accused of skimming bingo funds

September 16, 2011

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Five people are accused of skimming about $1 million from charity bingo games at an American Legion post near Fort Wayne.
    The Journal Gazette reports that Allen County court records show that an Indiana Gaming Commission investigator believes that at least $988,000 was illegally taken from the games at American Legion Post 330 in New Haven and used to pay people who were supposed to be volunteers.

Three-day Fall Festival kicks off this evening

September 16, 2011

    The sixth annual St. Mary's Fall Fest, a fundraiser for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur, opens a three-day run today.
    Activities will be held on Fourth St. beside the church and school, between Madison and Monroe Sts.. Following is the schedule of events:
    
Friday
    6-10 p.m.—Preview of items to be sold at a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to enter.

September 15th

Moves planned to save wear on NAdams buses

September 15, 2011

    In an effort to more evenly distribute the wear on fleet buses, North Adams Schools Director of Transportation, Facilities and Grounds Larry Carty told the schools' board of education on Tuesday that a plan has been developed to shift some of the vehicles between routes.

Refinancing to save $171,300

September 15, 2011

    To take advantage of currently low interest rates, the Adams Central School Board voted 7-0 at its September meeting to refinance the remainder of the bond issue that came with the construction of an elementary school addition in the early 2000s.
    By refinancing, AC will save almost $179,000, according to a report presented at the meeting by Damian Maggos of City Securities of Indianapolis, an AC fiscal advisor for a number of years.

Hospital radiology gets first nuclear medicine approval

September 15, 2011

    Adams Memorial Hospital's radiology department has completed the process for obtaining a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
    A hospital news release said this is the first time the hospital has received accreditation for nuclear medicine, which is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material administered to patients to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

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