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December 5th

County teachers to share performance grant $$ from state

December 5, 2014

    In its first distribution of teacher performance grants, the State of Indiana Thursday awarded more than 1,300 schools with $30 million to reward thousands of high-performing teachers.
    Receiving grant awards in Adams County were Adams Central elementary, middle and high schools, Bellmont middle and high schools and South Adams elementary, middle and high schools.

December 4th

City plans 11th-hour pitch for 1st Street court site

December 4, 2014

    Although everyone acknowledged that it was like the old adage of beating one’s head against a brick wall, Decatur Mayor John Schultz said late in Tuesday night’s city council meeting he will meet individually with the three Adams County Commissioners in a last-ditch attempt to get them to locate a new superior court building on 1st Street at the site of the Schafer building.

Mayoral praise

December 4, 2014

    The annual Decatur Christmas tree-lighting evening  drew praise from Mayor John Schultz during Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting. Schultz offered thanks to the Downtown Small Business Association for what he said was a “wonderful” ceremony on the courthouse lawn Sunday night.
 

Geneva council takes wait-and-see approach to Connect To Careers funding

December 4, 2014


    Just as she did last week before the Adams County Commissioners, Connect to Careers Board President Trois Hart appeared before the Geneva Town Council Tuesday evening to update officials on the status of the organization and to ask for their help in providing financing. Funds are needed to allow the non-profit  group to proceed in its mission of creating “opportunities for career advancement through a fully engaged and effectively prepared workforce,” Hart said.

December 3rd

Decatur to add ‘coordinator’ to oversee Stellar efforts

December 3, 2014

    It was assured at Tuesday’s city council meeting that Decatur is going to be hiring someone to become what is now being called a “community coordinator.” The final title could come in one of several forms — marketing director, vice mayor, economic development director — but it will in all likelihood be a full-time position.

Free coats for kids on Saturday

December 3, 2014

    Knights of Columbus Council 864, Decatur, will offer free coats for kids during an event to be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

Free coats for kids on Saturday

December 3, 2014

    Knights of Columbus Council 864, Decatur, will offer free coats for kids during an event to be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

In the Christmas spirit

December 3, 2014

    Hudson Conkling of Decatur was multi-taking Monday evening — working on some holiday crafts at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library while sucking on a candy cane at the same time.

 

December 2nd

Court decision urgency expressed

December 2, 2014

    A two-hour work session by the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning with a representative of the architectural firm of Schenkel/Schultz and the contractor Construction Control Inc. proved helpful in clarifying location options for a new superior court building as well as reducing the overall cost of the new county jail.
    Schenkel/Schultz Principal Dave Sholl presented three options for where to locate the superior court structure, noting the “floor plans remain relatively the same no matter what site we put it on.”

Swan Lake

December 2, 2014

    Two of a wedge of a half dozen swans take flight after being spooked by the photographer Monday afternoon along the Adams-Jay County Line, near the Limberlost Swamp Wetlands Preserve. A flock of sandhill cranes was also reported to be in that area Monday but eluded the photographer’s lens.
 

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