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January 23rd, 2015

Large, small businesses await chamber honors

January 23, 2015

    Each year the Decatur Chamber of Commerce gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner, to be held Feb. 5 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur.  
    Social hour for the annual banquet begins at 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 724-2604.

Election board, new clerk of courts meet for first time

January 23, 2015

    The first meeting of the 2015 Adams County Election Board took place Wednesday in preparation of the upcoming municipal elections in May.
    The first order of business was to select a chairman, which the board did unanimously in its appointment of sitting chairman John Minch. Attending his first meeting as a member of the board was newly-elected Adams County Clerk of Courts Jim Voglewede.

Spotlight booths are available

January 23, 2015

     The Decatur Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for booth rentals for the annual Spotlight showcase event, to be held this year from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14 at Bellmont Middle School.
     The Spotlight event, which annually draws more than 2,000 visitors, according to the chamber, allows local businesses and organizations to promote and display their goods and services.

Risch named ‘Coach of the Year’ by NFHS

January 23, 2015

    Carl Risch, the 20-year veteran head girls track and field coach at Bellmont High School, has received yet another award as he was recently named the 2014 Indiana coach of the year for that sport by the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Coaches Association.

Alberson signs with USF

January 23, 2015

ALBERSON SIGNS— After a stellar senior season recovering from an injury her junior campaign, Bellmont’s Sadie Alberson has signed a Letter of Intent to play volleyball at the Uinversity of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. She is seen above with her parents in the front row Brad and Jamie Alberson, while in the back stands (L-R) St. Francis coach Scott Haddix, Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis and Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull. (Photo provided)
 

January 22nd

Commissioners put positive spin on court setback

January 22, 2015

    When it came time for the weekly judicial center update at the end of Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Chairman Doug Bauman opened the report by announcing he didn’t have much to say.

City police, fire pension deficiencies pointed out

January 22, 2015

    There was a familiar face in the new surroundings at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting. Longtime police chief Ken Ketzler, who retired last summer, was on hand to talk about police and firefighter pensions.
    Remember the city’s problem with 27 pay periods which cropped up last year? Well, it’s had an effect on pensions, too.

Fire at Bunge North America

January 22, 2015

    The Decatur Fire Department was on-scene starting at about 6:15 a.m. today at Bunge North America, 1200 N. 2nd St., in response to a fire that was believed to be in one of the facility’s drying units, according to a spokesman at the department. Firefighters from the Bluffton Fire Department were assisting Decatur firefighters with aerial units, while the Preble Volunteer Fire Department was on stand-by in Decatur should another fire occur. No further information was available when the Democrat went to press this morning.
Photo by Kellan Deam

January 21st

County to re-evaluate hiring practices

January 21, 2015

    The pros and cons of using an outside employment agency to hire people to fill county government job openings became a topic of discussion during Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey’s weekly report to the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday morning.

Decatur City Council ‘joins 21st Century’ with new chambers

January 21, 2015

    “I want to welcome everybody to the new city hall,” Mayor John Schultz said. And with that, the first Decatur City Council meeting in the spacious new site of city government began Tuesday night.
    “This puts us in the 21st Century,” Schultz added later in the meeting.

    BERNE— A 59-52 wire to wire victory for Bellmont over South Adams on...
BOWLING FOR SECTIONALS— Above is Bellmont bowling team that recently won the Hoosier Conference...
    KINGSLAND — Sophomore Bryce Baumgartner won his second NHC crown and...

 

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