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April 3rd, 2014

Mock exercise mimics distribution of medications during emergency

April 3, 2014

    The Adams County Health Department conducted a mock “medication dispensing exercise” Wednesday morning in the Service Complex. According to Adams County Preparedness Coordinator Brenda Alexander, the mock disaster scenario was utilized to test the viability of a point of distribution, or POD, site for administering medicine on a large-scale basis in the event of a public health emergency.

Land swap has some Geneva residents irate

April 3, 2014

    The Geneva Plan Commission met Tuesday evening to discuss a petition filed on behalf of Red Gold for an variance to the town’s zoning ordinance and approval of a development plan for a major warehouse expansion for the nation’s largest privately held tomato processing company.

Decatur resident wins $1 million lotto prize

April 3, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS — It never occurred to Michelle Hutker that she might be a Powerball winner.
    The Decatur resident, who admits she is not a regular Hoosier Lottery player, struck it big when she won $1 million in the March 19 Powerball drawing. She said she was oblivious to all the speculation in town about who had the winning ticket and, in fact, held her ticket for a week before checking it.

April 2nd

Residents object to planned cop shop site

April 2, 2014

    An 11th-hour attempt on the part of a group of Decatur residents to halt the construction of a new police department on 7th Street and to use the area for a new city park was derailed Tuesday afternoon by the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals.

SA adds 30 minutes to school days for remainder of year

April 2, 2014

    South Adams Schools will make up days missed this past winter due to severe weather by adding 15 minutes to the school day in the morning and another 15 minutes at the end of the day for the remainder of the year, the South Adams Board of Education determined at a special meeting Tuesday night.

March weather in Adams County was anything but normal

April 2, 2014

    In like a lion, out like a lamb may only be semi-accurate for March 2014. Coming on the heels of the coldest, snowiest winter in recent memory, most area residents were looking for a big boost into spring. Mother Nature, it seems, had other plans.

April 1st

Panel picks 1st Street as jail site

April 1, 2014

    Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, acting as a member of the county’s Judicial Needs Committee, informed his fellow commissioners Monday  the six-member committee had met several times over the past two and a half months to nail down the location of the planned jail/superior court building.

Little climber

April 1, 2014

It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Gideon Hower, 3, of Monroe, as he begins his ascent of the rock climb at Legion Park Monday afternoon. The city's parks were a buzz of activity as sunshine and temperatures which reached 64 degrees made for a pleasant day outdoors.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
 

HITTING THE HILL

April 1, 2014

Spring break ended abruptly for members of the Bellmont track team Monday as it was back to training in a big way. The student-athletes were forced to scale the large hill — used for sledding in the winter — as part of their conditioning.

Photo by  Jannaya Andrews

March 31st

Selling the SIZZLE

March 31, 2014

    When it was announced March 19 the city of Decatur was was one of six finalists for a Stellar Communities grant which, if awarded, would pump millions of dollars into local community improvement projects, the excitement in the air was palpable.

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