Archive - Jan 2014
Decatur businessman Ed Dyer has filed the necessary paperwork and will seek the Republican nomination for the position of Adams County Clerk of Courts in the May primary election.
Incumbent clerk Gayla Reinhart is barred by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term.
Five inches of fresh weekend snow, blowing winds and bone chilling temperatures are once again wreaking havoc on the Adams County area.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for most of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio effective until 1 p.m. this afternoon. Strong winds gusting to around 35 mph Sunday caused considerable blowing and drifting snow, according to the NWS. Winds gradually diminished throughout the day, however secondary roads may still be impassable.
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said his department’s snow plow operators hit the streets early Sunday “and were out all day.” “We were doing real well Sunday keeping ahead of things until early evening, then the winds picked up and we lost all the ground we had gained. But that’s the way it goes,” Gilbert said this morning.
MONROE — Bluffton guard Kevin Moser knocked down a triple and Josh Moriarity put back a miss to give Bluffton five points.
That was it for the first half.
The Tigers struggled mightily against the AC 2-3 zone and faced an 18-5 halftime deficit. The Jets would hold on to the conference win, 42-28.
Shirley Hawkins, 71, Fort Wayne and a former longtime resident of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
Shirley was born Wednesday, April 22, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kans., the daughter of the late Earl and Dolly (Jennings) Green. She married the late Charles Hawkins April 1, 1972, in Great Bend, Kans.; he passed away Dec. 4, 2000.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz has signed a proclamation officially declaring Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 as National Drug Facts Week, a time for youth to learn what science teaches about drug abuse and addiction, and how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior.
Two semis carrying large beams left the Prestress Services Industries LCC plant on Winchester Road north of Decatur Thursday morning en route to an unknown destination. The trucks had a large contingent of Indiana State Police vehicles as escorts.
Photo by J Swygart
Mostly, I sat.
Recently, the Decatur Daily Democrat initiated a new feature called “Lunch with a Reporter,” wherein a member of the editorial staff plops down at a local restaurant and makes themselves available to the public to share a cup of coffee and accept feedback, story ideas, newsworthy tidbits from residents or simply to exchange pleasantries.
Well, I did manage to exchange pleasantries, but mostly, I just sat.
With 13 seeds, including three No. 1 spots, Bellmont's battle-hardened Braves have a real shot at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament crown Saturday at the BHS gym. Of course, they'll have to fight off defending tourney champ Carroll, the dual meet 2014 winner, and East Noble, which finished second last year with six titles. Four of those winners return.
"It's a three-team race," said Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who is taking a team into a conference tourney for the 26th time.
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, Ohio, on Tuesday evening welcomed the State Ballet Theatre of Russia in its classical telling of “Cinderella.”
The story line follows a poor, orphaned child who lives with her two step-sisters, Skinny and Plump, and a step-mother. Cinderella is portrayed as a giving, kind-hearted young lady who took an old beggar woman off the streets and mended her with food and water.