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August 20th

Jobless rate at 5.1% in county

August 20, 2014

    Unemployment in Adams County continues to be at its lowest levels in more than six years, according to the monthly jobless report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    Tuesday’s report set the county’s jobless rate for July at 5.1 percent, down slightly from June’s 5.3 percent reading and well below the 7.4 percent jobless rate one year earlier.

The Frog Days of August

August 20, 2014

     Late summer days are often referred to as Dog Days, but this year’s unseasonably cool weather has been more to the liking of this amphibian.

August 19th

Squaws open net season with sweep of Dwenger

August 19, 2014

    Bellmont volleyball opened up their season on Tuesday night with a three-set shellacking of the Bishop Dwenger Saints at the Teepee, 25-16, 25-6, 25-16.
    The Squaws seemed a bit flat on the service return and fell behind 3-0 early before a missed serve gave them their first point. Senior Janaya Wilder had back-to-back kill blocks at the net to tie the game at 3-3 but Dwenger kept the Squaws on their heels through the first half of the set.

Printing issues cause delay for Democrat

August 19, 2014

    Today's print edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat will not arrive until late afternoon due to maintenance issues at the printing facility. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bishop Dwenger @ Bellmont, volleyball webcast

August 19, 2014

   It's BACK!!! Bellmont webcasting has come full circle and once again will bring you Squaws Volleyball as well as Braves Football on Friday nights! If you can't make it out to the games, tune in right here to all volleyball and football home games and a few away games as well! 

Wanita Cable

August 19, 2014

    Wanita Cable, 85, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Delbert and Catherine (Banning) Thatcher.
    She married the late Norbert D. Cable Sept. 29, 1946, in Monmouth; he passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
    Wanita had worked at Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe for 26 years.

Helen Pauline Shinabery

August 19, 2014

    Helen Pauline Shinabery, 93, Rockford, Ohio, died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday at VanCrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.
    She was born July 29, 1921, in Ohio City to the late Peter W. and Loretta Louetta (Rayer) Wiseman.
    On Oct. 17, 1941, she married Darlene M. Shinabery; he preceded her in death Dec.17, 1993.

County’s audit costs could rise tenfold

August 19, 2014

    Failing to receive additional funding from the state legislature, the Indiana State Board of Accounts is looking to county government as a way to increase revenue by substantially raising the fees they charge, Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg informed Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon.

Clerk staffer’s full-time status gets approval

August 19, 2014

    The Adams County Council approved the elevation of a part-time deputy in the clerk of courts office to full-time as well as a staff reshuffling, and agreed to a pay raise for plat book technician Mike Werling at their recent meeting.
    Adams County Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart asked councilors to allow her to increase the hours of part-time Deputy Clerk Kelly Miller to full-time, a move Reinhart indicated had received tacit approval from county commissioners.

Geneva crowns Miss Flame

August 19, 2014

     Marissa Bisel, the reigning District 7 Miss Flame, was working in the Geneva Volunteer Fire Department concession stand at Saturday’s End of Summer Festival in the town.


    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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