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Riverside Center hosts poster painters for annual Rotary contest

October 24, 2014

     Youngsters from Decatur and the surrounding area flocked to the Riverside Center Thursday night for the Decatur Rotary Club’s 34th annual poster-paining contest. In the photo above, Lachelle Rehm and Taylor Brown work on their masterpieces.

 

Probation numbers on the rise in county

October 24, 2014

    There may still be a hiring freeze in place for Adams County government, but as winter approaches it appears to be thawing.
    In the last couple of months, county officials have approved the employment of additional full-time help at the clerk of court’s office, the health department, Golden Meadows Home and the sheriff’s department. Monday, the Adams County Commissioners agreed to another new hire.

Trick-or-Treaters descend on AMH

October 24, 2014

     The halls of Adams Memorial Hospital were filled with Trick-or-Treaters Thursday evening, including the crew pictured at right. In front is Julienna Augustyniak, 5. In back from left are Arrista Heare, 12, Krissy Mendez, 11, and Madison Sutherland, all of Decatur.

 

Panel talks about dangers of pot legalization

October 23, 2014

     Marijuana use is on the rise in Adams County, and the debate over the possible legalization of the substance — and the ramifications were that to happen — was the main topic of conversation Wednesday during a special “Marijuana in Our Community” meeting held at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Several community members gathered to hear panelists outline the current state of marijuana use in Adams County, what can be done to curb its use and how the legal community can help those with addiction problems.

Ebola: Hospital CEO says local officials are prepared

October 23, 2014

    Ebola.
    That’s the topic that has been featured daily for the past several months in newspapers, radio talk shows, television news and in social media across the United States.
    It was also discussed Wednesday night by members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at their regular monthly meeting held at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home near Monroeville.

County’s jobless rate remains low

October 23, 2014

    Unemployment in Adams County remained at the lowest level in several years during September, falling one-tenth of one percent from the previous month.
    According to the monthly report issued Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development the county’s jobless rate for September stood at 4.3 percent — down from 4.4 percent in August. One year ago 6.4 percent of Adams County residents were without jobs. In September 2012 that figure was 6.6 percent, down from 7.8 percent in September 2011.

GE cooperation draws city’s praise

October 22, 2014

    Work on demolishing the General Electric buildings in Decatur continues to go smoothly and, barring any major problems, the project could be completed by Thanksgiving, perhaps earlier.
    Mayor John Schultz told city council on Tuesday night all structures on the 9th Street property are expected to be down by the end of this week. “Then it will take a couple more weeks or so to clean up. They (the Brandenburg company heading up the work) are pretty sure they’ll be done before Thanksgiving; maybe before that.”

SA superintendent Litwiller rewarded with 4-year pact

October 22, 2014

    Scott Litwiller has spent nearly his entire life at South Adams Schools, attending the elementary and middle schools as a child, before later graduating from South Adams High School. After a stint in college to complete his education and get his bachelor and master’s degrees, Litwiller returned to South Adams, first as a teacher, then as a building principal before being named superintendant four years ago.

SA fall concert series begins

October 22, 2014

     Members of the middle school and high school instrumental band classes at South Adams Schools performed in concert Tuesday evening in the high school  gymnasium with a large crowd on hand.

 

Fall colors a treat for area residents

October 21, 2014

     Autumn’s color show was likely at its peak late last week, with these horses surrounded by the yellows, oranges and reds that briefly put on a show in Adams County. The photo looks west off Ohio-Indiana State Line Road south of C.R. 900S.

 

4-H soup, sandwich event is Nov. 8

October 21, 2014

     The Adams County Fair Board, along with the 4-H Council, Adams County Extension Board and 4-H Clubs, will hold the fourth annual 4-H soup and sandwich and auction fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 4-H Expo Hall in Monroe. All proceeds from the meal and auction will be used for fairgrounds improvements and upkeep.
     The meal will consist of 4-H chili or chicken noodle soup; sloppy Joe, ham, hotdogs and coney dogs; drinks and soft serve ice-cream. Free will donations for the meal will be accepted.

A night at the museum

October 21, 2014

     Chandler Thomas checked out decorations at the Adams County Historical Museum over the weekend. The museum will be open to the public Friday and Saturday and and again Oct. 30-Nov 1 from 6-10 p.m. All three floors of the museum are decorated for Halloween, using items from the collection of Mabel Miller.  Museum will also host Trick or Treaters on Halloween Night from 6-8 pm. The Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours are now sold out.

 

Barkey is called on, literally, to answer council’s wage questions

October 20, 2014

    Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey was literally called before the Adams County Council last week as they attempted to tie up loose ends before considering the approval of the 2015 budget.
    Councilors questioned why all 15 maintenance workers were being paid the same $17.08 hourly rate regardless of their years of service, and why there was a line item in his budget that offered an apparent 60-cent bonus to those same employees.    

BHS to honor are veterans in ceremony set for Nov. 11

October 20, 2014

     Area veterans are invited to attend a special Veterans Day program at Bellmont High School’s Erekson Theatre on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
    A hospitality room with refreshments will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a provided lunch in the library. The featured speaker will be Dennis Covert, a Vietnam Navy veteran and member of the board of directors for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. To register, call 724-7121 and push option 7, or by email at lineberryb@nadams.k12.in.us

Family Fall Harvest Party held Sunday at The Bridge

October 20, 2014

     The Bridge Community Church in Decatur held its Family Fall Harvest Party Sunday evening as one of the first events of this year’s Callithumpian Festival. Food, games and indoor trick-or-treating were part of the event.

 

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