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March 24th, 2015
It was cold outside, with snowflakes filling the air, as the first full week of spring got under way Monday. Inside Riverside Center, however, Hailey Brune, 5, and her grandather, Jim Patrick, were among those who participated in a bird house-building event, held as part of the Adams County-Decatur Parks and Rec Department’s spring break activities.
Decatur Community & Family Services has received $4,675 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to supplement emergency food, utility and shelter programs for Adams County.
The money will be used to help expand the capacity of food, utility and shelter programs in high-need areas.
Kristin Reynolds and daughter Darla, 2, took advantage of a brief window of warmer temperatures Saturday afternoon to enjoy some time at Decatur’s Legion Park.
Chris Hildebrandt and his daughter, Saij, took a leisurely walk and ride, respectively, at Hanna Nuttmas park Saturday afternoon.
Video of the day: A kid-friendly 'Good Morning' juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.
It’s coming soon and it’s going to be a pain in the backside for a lot of people living on the east edge of Decatur.
City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the East Monroe Street project is going to be starting next month “and it’s going to be a major inconvenience until probably August.”
It will be several more weeks before monthly user fees to be paid by customers of Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer collection system are determined, but preliminary figures unveiled Thursday evening show those rates are expected to be significantly higher than originally anticipated.
Bellmont Middle School students recently participated in the “Pennies for Patients” event, collecting spare change to be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students collected $3,182.99 overall. Pictured in front, from left, are fifth graders Abigail Eichenauer, Kamea Barr, Taylor Braun, Hailee Bowling, Brielle Miller and Raylee LeMaster. Pictured in back row are BMS guidance counselor Jeff Schroeder and Scott Miller, BMS principal.
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Adams County’s unemployment rate jumped up to 5.4 percent in January, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county’s jobless rate in December was 5 percent. One year earlier the county sported an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.
Local jobless figures bottomed out during 2014 at 4.3 percent in September after hitting a yearly high of 6.0 percent in February. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.