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March 21st, 2014

Local housing authority to open Housing Choice Voucher waiting list

March 21, 2014

    The Decatur Housing Authority has announced the opening of the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list. The DHA will accept applications only on April 21-22 between the hours of 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Applications will be available and accepted at the Adams Public Library, 128 S. 3rd St., Decatur.
    Applications may be completed at the library. No verifications are needed to complete the applications. An eligibility briefing will be held at a later date at the Fort Wayne Housing Authority office. 

March 20th

Decatur makes the cut

March 20, 2014

    Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on Wednesday announced the city of Decatur and five other Indiana communities have been named as finalists for the 2014 Stellar Communities Program grants.
    In addition to Decatur, finalists included the cities of Huntington, Marion, Mount Vernon and Wabash and the town of Nashville.

Heroin: Many questions, but few answers

March 20, 2014

    Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Mawhorr gave an educational presentation about heroin in Adams County and throughout the region Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    “Heroin is here and it’s not going anywhere,” he said of the latest drug craze to sweep through the area.

Local firm hired to design landscaping at corner lot

March 20, 2014

    Decatur City Council on Tuesday evening approved the expenditure of $995 to hire MD Landscaping to design and implement improvements to a currently bleak-looking lot at the corner of Monroe and 2nd streets.

March 19th

City awaits ‘Stellar’ news

March 19, 2014

    Decatur city officials were on pins and needles Tuesday evening, anxiously awaiting word that is expected sometime later this week on the city’s application of an Indiana Stellar Communities grant that — if awarded — could pump $14 million or more into dozens of local municipal improvement projects.

Litwiller: State of SA Schools is ‘fantastic’

March 19, 2014

    Playing on the phrase “It’s great in Indiana,” Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller reported South Adams Schools “are in a great state” during his state of the schools address Tuesday afternoon as part of the Berne Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon at South Adams Middle School.

Sneaking up on cancer

March 19, 2014

March 18th

January jobless numbers up slightly

March 18, 2014

    Unemployment in Adams County inched up slightly during January from the previous month, but still remained at levels not seen for nearly six years as 2014 got under way.

Sheriff’s dept. short- staffed while wheels of government spin

March 18, 2014

    The duplicitous nature of Indiana county government is causing some staffing problems for Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
    Rekeweg appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to ask their permission to replace two full-time jail officers who have recently submitted their letters of resignation. One officer has already left his staff, Rekeweg told commissioners, and the second will spend his last day on the job Friday.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN

March 18, 2014

Students at Saint Joseph Catholic School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Monday with green eggs and ham. Family members were invited to join the children for brunch. The Cat in the Hat also took pictures with students, including Henry Wright and his sister, Sophia, shown in the photo above.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

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