Archive - 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is sending signs that it may be strengthening.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has sunk to its lowest point in six years because few companies are laying anyone off anymore.
A survey of service companies found that they added jobs last month at their fastest pace in six months.
And more small businesses say they plan to hire than at any point since the recession began.
The fourth annual Lehman Park Harvest Festival will be held in Berne on Saturday, Oct. 5. Proceeds received from the festival will benefit the Lehman Park Equipment Fund and will be used to make improvements to the park playground areas. A complete list of festival events will appear next week in the Democrat.
For the second time in six days, a juggernaut in the NHC has fallen at the hands of the smallest school in the conference.
Bellmont posted an impressive sweep of the Carroll Chargers on Thursday night at the Teepee improving to 3-0 in the conference and knocking off the team that had the best chance of beating the Squaws this season.
Tonight's contest between NHC rival Carroll and the Bellmont Squaws will begin at approximately 6 p.m. with the JV contest. Pre-game coverage will begin around 6:20 and the match's broadcast will start roughly two minutes before the opening varsity serve.
To view the game, simply click on the link below. Once on the Livestream site, log in with a username and a password. Enjoy the free service.
Ned S. Bearman, 75 of Angola, IN died at his residence Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
The fall harvest is in full swing in Adams County. Local farmer Bruce Barger said his family began harvesting soybeans Monday evening and “we expect the early beans to be real good.” Barger said yields are averaging in the mid-60’s (bushels per acre) with moisture content measured at 13 percent, which Barger called “perfect.”
Former Indiana Pacers head coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard reportedly is an occasional reader of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
The photo above shows Leonard, a resident of Carmel, enjoying a story in the Aug. 30 edition of the Democrat.
The story, written by Mark Bennett of the Tribune-Star, focused on an upcoming documentary on Leonard’s life by award-winning filmmaker Ted Green. It appeared on Page 1 of the Democrat, with Bennett’s permission.
BRENTWOOD, TN — Eastern Illinois sophomore Marah Bradbury nabbed her third career Ohio Valley Conference 'Setter of the Week' award this week as she helped lead Panther volleyball to runner-up team honors at the KSU Golden Flashes Classic last weekend.
The Decatur native dished out a season-high 53 assists and hit .833 (5-of-6, with zero errors) in EIU's four-set victory over Binghamton, as Eastern also swept Midwest foe Illinois-Chicago before falling to host Kent State in the championship match.
Jonas J. Graber Sr., 69, rural Geneva, died Sept. 24, 2013.
He was born to Jonas Graber and Margaret Schwartz on Feb. 26, 1944 in Adams County. He married Mattie Lambright on March 31, 1966 and she survives.
Jonas was a member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was bishop in the East Amish Church. He was a carpenter by trade.
Among survivors are 15 children; 115 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.