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Archive - Jan 2014

January 30th

School daze

January 30, 2014

    The Arctic blast that seems to have taken up Indiana residency this January has wreaked havoc on area school systems, causing six cancellations and seven two-hour delays for all three Adams County school districts so far this year.

Online tax payments may be made 24 hours a day

January 30, 2014

Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg has announced the eGov Payment Center for Adams County property tax payments has been installed, certified and is now operational.
    In an attempt to enhance citizen convenience, the county treasurer’s office has launched a new online payment portal where residents may make property tax payments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payments may be made using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card, or a business or personal checking account.

Carroll steals NHC wrestling crown

January 30, 2014

    NEW HAVEN — Bellmont and Carroll were in a real NHC tug of war Wednesday night. The difference was likely a loose tooth.
    The Chargers defended their NHC Tournament crown, topping the Braves 231-226. Carroll got a break in the 145-pound semi-finals when Bellmont's second seeded senior Logan Neher took a shot in the mouth from Carroll's Alex Arney, and the bolt loosened a front tooth. It was just hanging on.

January 29th

Jobless rate lowest since May of 2008

January 29, 2014

    Adams County’s December unemployment rate fell nearly a point from the previous month’s level, and dipped to the lowest point in nearly six years in which the Daily Democrat has kept records.
    According to figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the jobless rate for Adams County last month stood at 5.4 percent, down from 6.3 percent in November and well below the rate of 7.7 percent in December of 2012. In December of 2011 the county’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent.

Students return to classes as Mother Nature loosens grip

January 29, 2014

     With all three Adams County schools back in session — albeit on a two hour delay — things may slowly be returning to normal in the Decatur area.
    After bone chilling temperatures have kept all but the most hardy hunkered down inside nice, cozy homes and offices, Mother Nature seems to be loosening her grip as temperatures are expected to reach a high of about 20 degrees today.

Visitor from down under

January 29, 2014

     Kory, a 9-month-old kangaroo, made a visit to Decatur Tuesday, accompanying a veterinarian in whose temporary care he was under into the Eichhorn Jewelry story.

 

Beery earns two awards at Track Banquet

January 29, 2014

    More accolades for Bellmont standout runner Bailey Beery continue to roll in despite the fact cross country season ended three months ago and track season is about two months away.
    Beery learned last Sunday evening at the annual Fort Wayne Track Club banquet held at the Hotel Fort Wayne that she was the recipient of the Chris Brown Outstanding High School Female Distance Runner Award a feat that Bellmont cross country and track coach Carl Risch called "a really big deal."

January 28th

Peggy Cook-Bowman

January 28, 2014

    Peggy Cook-Bowman, 69, Angola, formerly Geneva, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
    Surviving are two sons, Tony (Heidi) Bowman of Portland and Michael Bowman of Bluffton; four daughters, Tracy Earhart of Bluffton, Blanda Bowman, Kelli Bowman and Lacy Bowman, all of Angola; and two brothers, Marvin (Rochelle) Cook of Geneva and Bill (Carol) Cook of Uniondale.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Nevil officiating.

Eileen R. Stauffer

January 28, 2014

    Eileen R. Stauffer, 91, Berne, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Swiss Village.
    She was born March 8, 1922, in Adams county, to the late Tilman and Elma (Lehman) Steiner. She married the late Everett N. Stauffer June 28, 1941.

Mitchel: More than 40,000 miles of snow removal work

January 28, 2014

    Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel on Monday updated the Adams County Commissioners on what his department has been doing to keep area roads cleared of ice and snow during the most recent cold snap.

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