May 18th, 2015
Abby is a 6 year-old Shih Tzu sent to us by Jim and Sheryl Rauch of Decatur. She enjoys visits from our grandsons and going for rides. Last fall she went on a long ride to Tennessee and enjoyed meeting new people. Ice cream is one of her favorite treats.
Traci Stolze, Fort Wayne, shows her patriotism as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard entered during the fourth annual Armed Forces Day event held Saturday at The Wet Spot. The crowd flowed throughout the evening as live musical entertainment, food, raffles and more helped raise money for the Homes for Wounded Warriors project.
Volunteers are needed at 6 p.m. today when Decatur Chamber of Commerce representatives meet at the northeast corner of the courthouse square to fill decorative downtown planters with flowers. The chamber were scheduled to receive an assist from students at North Adams Community School's ACCES school, who planned to be in the downtown area later this morning filling some planters.
Crews from Recycling Bin in Decatur were on hand at the Adams County transfer station Saturday morning to collect unwanted televisions, computers and other electronic devices during the county's annual E-waste collection day.
FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett Baker to overcome a Northrop lead and hold on for the 3-2 victory in non-conference play Saturday.
In another grudge-match on the mound, Braves pitcher Parker Zeser went toe-to-toe with Northrop's Michael Kage and the two did not disappoint holding the potent offenses to just five runs on 13 scattered hits in the game...............................
AP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a ‘‘kid’’ who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded, his head slightly bowed, upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days. It was the most closely watched terrorism trial in the U.S. since the Oklahoma City bombing case two decades ago.
The Wet Spot bar, 254 2nd St. in Decatur, will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Day event beginning at 1 p.m. today. The event is open to those 21 and older.
Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m., featuring Filthy Rags, Jon Durnell, After School Special, Robbie V and Forever Away. There will also be a hog roast, raffles and door prizes to be given away.
There is no cover charge for this event and donations are greatly appreciated.
Indiana “Run for the Fallen” kicked off this morning at 7:30 a.m. with a ceremony at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The ensuring three-day, 140 mile run through many cities and counties throughout Indiana, including Decatur, Berne, Geneva and Portland. The run will end Sunday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Plaza downtown Indianapolis.
Two Adams County residents who gave their lives in service to their country will be recognized during the Run for the Fallen event.
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Textbooks have not gone by the wayside quite yet, but that may not be the case for much longer as more schools are opting for iPads or similar devices for student instruction.
Miriam Hopkins, technology director for North Adams Community Schools, addressed the board of education Tuesday evening to request approval for a lease option of iPads for Bellmont Middle School students.
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