October 24th, 2014
Youngsters from Decatur and the surrounding area flocked to the Riverside Center Thursday night for the Decatur Rotary Club’s 34th annual poster-paining contest. In the photo above, Lachelle Rehm and Taylor Brown work on their masterpieces.
There may still be a hiring freeze in place for Adams County government, but as winter approaches it appears to be thawing.
In the last couple of months, county officials have approved the employment of additional full-time help at the clerk of court’s office, the health department, Golden Meadows Home and the sheriff’s department. Monday, the Adams County Commissioners agreed to another new hire.
The halls of Adams Memorial Hospital were filled with Trick-or-Treaters Thursday evening, including the crew pictured at right. In front is Julienna Augustyniak, 5. In back from left are Arrista Heare, 12, Krissy Mendez, 11, and Madison Sutherland, all of Decatur.
GAS CITY — Bellmont took step No. 1 on its mission to win a 10th straight sectional crown Thursday, sweeping past Columbia City while host Mississinewa improved to 28-2 with a rout of Norwell in the opening round of the 3A Volleyball Sectional.
"A win is a win at this point, and that's the No. 1 goal. Whatever it takes to win, fine, and you can't be unhappy even with an ugly win," stated veteran coach Craig Krull, who has coached the Squaws to state titles in two of the last seven years.
GREAT START, HISTORICAL FINISH—The unlikely group of upstart Braves are seen above at the start of the regional race in Marion on the Indiana Wesleyan course where they finished fourth and just ahead of their county rivals from South Adams to move on to semi-state at IPFW Saturday. The group above (L-R) is Mason Mendez, Jacob Corral, Justin Gephart, Adam Garner, Connor Gallogly, Clayton Sheehan, and Thomas McNamara. (Photo by Alyssa Corral)
Christopher Copeland, 44, Geneva, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
Marijuana use is on the rise in Adams County, and the debate over the possible legalization of the substance — and the ramifications were that to happen — was the main topic of conversation Wednesday during a special “Marijuana in Our Community” meeting held at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Several community members gathered to hear panelists outline the current state of marijuana use in Adams County, what can be done to curb its use and how the legal community can help those with addiction problems.
That’s the topic that has been featured daily for the past several months in newspapers, radio talk shows, television news and in social media across the United States.
It was also discussed Wednesday night by members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at their regular monthly meeting held at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home near Monroeville.
Unemployment in Adams County remained at the lowest level in several years during September, falling one-tenth of one percent from the previous month.
According to the monthly report issued Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development the county’s jobless rate for September stood at 4.3 percent — down from 4.4 percent in August. One year ago 6.4 percent of Adams County residents were without jobs. In September 2012 that figure was 6.6 percent, down from 7.8 percent in September 2011.
Ward W. “Whitie” Chapman, 91, of Huntington and formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born in Monroeville Monday, Oct. 15, 1923, to the late Jay W. and Eva Z. (Simons) Chapman. He married Bernice M. Green on July 26, 1952, in Fort Wayne; she preceded him in death on April 2, 2005.