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Archive - Apr 2014

April 22nd

Depleted Bellmont roster suffers on track

April 22, 2014

    FORT WAYNE—Again utilizing a less-than-full roster of athletes, the Bellmont Squaws managed to win seven of 16 events Tuesday night and split a Northeast Hoosier Conference triangular girls track meet against Homestead and East Noble.
    The host Homestead team amassed 73 points for the team win and had eight blue ribbons on the night while Bellmont settled for 50 points. East Noble, a team that had knocked off Norwell and Carroll last week in girls track, won just only one event and was third at 44.

Denton E. Bemus

April 22, 2014

    Denton E. Bemus, 76, Decatur died Monday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Jobless rate remains at historic low

April 22, 2014

    Unemployment in Adams County continues to remain near historically low levels.
    The monthly jobless report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed local unemployment during March was 5.7 percent, the lowest in the six years for which the Democrat has kept such records.

Jets win offensive fiesta at Hangar over Eastbrook, 17-11

April 22, 2014

    MONROE— Adams Central scored all 17 runs after the third inning to win a wild one at the Hangar on Monday night, 17-11, over the Eastbrook Panthers.
    The Jets were down 9-0 after Eastbrook broke open the game with seven runs in the top of the fourth and it appeared that they would be on their way to a second loss this season.

Commish hear more complaints about jail location

April 22, 2014

    Vinnie’s Bar owner Chris Faurote again appeared before the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday afternoon to express his displeasure with the county’s choice of a 1st Street location near downtown Decatur for the construction of a combined jail and superior court complex. This time, he brought reinforcements.

Near-drowning has happy ending for family with Decatur ties

April 22, 2014

    An Easter weekend family vacation to Spring Mill State Park, in Mitchell, nearly turned to tragedy for a Wren, Ohio, family after a young boy nearly drowned in the swimming pool at Spring Hill Inn Saturday.

April 21st

Alfred B. Noble

April 21, 2014

    Alfred B. “Al” Noble, 67, Decatur, passed away Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    He was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Fort Wayne, to Barbara (Esch) Noble and the late Edgar B. Noble.
    Al married his wife of 46 years Leanna J. Vodde Sept. 2, 1967; she survives.

Awaiting the hunt

April 21, 2014

The annual frenzy that accompanies the traditional Easter egg hunt in Decatur was back again this year. Aided by sunny skies on a windy but otherwise pleasant morning, a throng of youngsters waited patiently, then were off to the races in search of eggs and other treats.
Photo by Ashley Thieme

Water main upgrades coming to Geneva

April 21, 2014

    Water in its various forms, from potable drinking water to storm and wastewater, was one of the primary categories reviewed by Clerk/Treasurer Bill Warren at this month’s meeting of the Geneva Town Council.

Heroin talk set in Geneva

April 21, 2014

    The Geneva Police Department and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce will host a public meeting Tuesday evening focusing on the effects of heroin in the community. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Geneva Town Hall, 411 E. Line St. The featured speaker will be Sgt. Dan Mawhorr from the Indiana State Police. 
    Mawhorr will provide information on heroin and prescription drug use in Adams County. 
    A variety of handouts will also be available.

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