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March 6th, 2015

Trending video: Seven tips for delicious burgers

March 6, 2015

Video of the day: Seven tips for delicious burgers

Hearing on Monroe utility rates delayed

March 6, 2015

    A public hearing to accept comment on a proposal to raise sewer and water rates in the town of Monroe has once again been delayed.
    Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman opened Thursday night’s monthly council meeting by telling the council the hearing could not legally be held because he didn’t deliver the legal notices announcing the public hearing to the media in the required time frame.

Rotary Club auction will return to Spotlight

March 6, 2015

Geneva eyes maintenance software purchase

March 6, 2015

    Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson, who has been researching preventative maintenance and management software programs, gave a PowerPoint presentation to town councilors at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday recommending the purchase a particular program to help the town track the activities of its various departments.

March 5th

Local group plans fundraisers in effort to preserve former Decatur railroad depot

March 5, 2015

    A group of Decatur residents seeking to preserve the Penn Central railroad depot off 7th Street have put together plans for raising some $80,000 to reach several goals.
    The restoration proposal was read by Mayor John Schultz at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, with two members of the group, Cheri Scherry and Karen Baker, on hand.

County ready to shift all hiring to R&R Employment

March 5, 2015

    R & R Employment CEO Leslie Rhoades appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday to clarify hiring practices and agreements with the local employment agency, charged with pre-screening employees who interview with county department heads when filling staff openings.

County’s general fund dwindling, Bauman says

March 5, 2015

    At the end of Monday’s  meeting of the Adams County Commissioners,  Commissioner Chairman Doug Bauman mentioned the fact that the County General Fund is “now down to about $1.533 million.”
    In comparison, Auditor Mary Beery stated recently that in 2008, the County General Fund contained $5.2 million. 

March 4th

Stellar monies are reduced ‘dramatically’

March 4, 2015

    A lengthy list of recommendations for projects for the near- and long-term was presented to Decatur City Council Tuesday night, tempered by the revelation that Stellar Communities funds available this year have been “reduced dramatically.”
    City businessman Greg Kitson, representing the Greater Decatur Committee, outlined for council a number of Stellar-related projects recommended by the group for this year’s Stellar bid.

The road less icy

March 4, 2015

    Figuring out which way to go was the least of motorists’ problems Tuesday. With a layer of ice coating roadways (as well as the sign pictured above), travel was slow and trecherous well into the afternoon hours.

 

Geneva ponders staffing options

March 4, 2015

    Geneva councilors wrangled with the options available to them in resolving staffing and coordination issues encountered by the employees of various town departments at Tuesday night’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting.

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