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January 28th, 2015

Northwest fourth grader, fire chief exchange honors

January 28, 2015

     An unusually warm day in November started off like any other for the family of Northwest fourth grader Hailey Smith. However, before the day was done, Hailey would become a heroine. See Thursday's print or online edition of the Democrat for the complete story.

‘Can we just send them a thank-you note?’

January 28, 2015

    Every year, Adams County pays an annual self-funded reinsurance fee to health care provider BeniComp as part of the contractual agreement with the company. This year, the total amount of the reinsurance fee was $57,960, due to be paid to BeniComp by Jan. 15.
    Monday morning at the weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Auditor Mary Beery reported an anomaly in the billing process resulted in another entity erroneously paying the fee for the county.

Tuesday sledding

January 28, 2015

    With rain in the forecast for Thursday, opportunities to sled down the big hill along Piqua Road in Decatur may be short-lived. These two boys took advantage of the opportunity Tuesday afternoon.

Dropping in

January 28, 2015

   City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert makes use of the new utility drop box located behind the new city hall building, which is monitored by a security camera. Decatur residents wishing to make utility payments may now do so at the new location.

January 27th

Key defensive stops late fuel Bellmont past Starfires

January 27, 2015

    BERNE— A 59-52 wire to wire victory for Bellmont over South Adams on Tuesday night seemed to be a lot closer than the end result.
    The Braves improved to 5-8 with the win, while the Stars dropped to 4-8 on the season.
    "I was proud of the way we started the game, the way we continued to push and the way we finished the game," noted Bellmont coach John Baker. "I would have liked to have hit some more of our free throws to extend the lead but I can't fault the effort tonight."

Bellmont bowlers snag sectional crown

January 27, 2015

BOWLING FOR SECTIONALS— Above is Bellmont bowling team that recently won the Hoosier Conference Sectional Team Championship besting Huntington North. Also advancing as individuals on the team were Brice Moser who finished fifth with a 607 series, and Josh Brown who was seventh with a 596 series. The team is seen here starting in the front (L-R): Brandon Brown, Stephen Gage. Back: coach Greg Gage, Brice Moser, Corbin Burkholder, Josh Brown, coach Josh Montgomery. Not pictured, Shelby Smith. (Photo provided)

Jail cost projections altered downward

January 27, 2015

    Joe Hoffman, senior vice president for Construction Control Inc., updated the Adams County Commissioners Monday on the latest cost totals associated with the planned construction of a new Adams County jail.

New press will ‘revolutionize’ EP Graphics, execs tell council

January 27, 2015

    The purchase of a new piece of equipment will revolutionize production at EP Graphics and provided extra incentive for Berne City Council on Monday to unanimously pass a resolution approving the renewal of the company’s annual CF-1 tax abatement.

You know the drill

January 27, 2015

    It had been a while since they’d been needed, following more than a week of mostly pleasant (for January) weather, but snowblowers emerged from garages en masse Monday morning following a 2-inch snow which fell the previous day.

January 26th

Holdman: ‘Time to pull the alarm’ in battle against meth and heroin

January 26, 2015

    The two-year state budget currently being debated in the Indiana General Assembly will likely include additional monies necessary to combat the social ills caused by an epidemic of heroin and methamphetamine use in the Hoosier State.
    That was one of the messages brought to Decatur Saturday morning by the two men who represent Adams County at the Statehouse.

COLUMBIA CITY— The last of the three county schools fell in boys basketball sectional semi-finals...
TWO LETTERS, ONE SCHOOL—Bellmont tennis stars Sidney Petersen and Christina Ysidron recently signed...
WOODBURN—What was a slim four-point lead for Eastside in their class 2A boys sectional 36 battle...


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