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October 10th, 2014

Trending video: Best seasonal produce for fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best seasonal produce for fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

Carol Thieme

October 10, 2014

    Carol Thieme, 70, of Decatur died Thursday.  Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.

Homer Melching

October 10, 2014

    Homer Melching, 87, Bluffton, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. He was born in Wells County March 9, 1927, to the late Frank and Verna Melching. Homer married Lois V. “Ginger” Kleinknight July 26, 1953; she preceded him in death on April 30, 2012.
    Among survivors are one grandson, Brett (Jamie) Melching of Monroe; one granddaughter, Tori Melching of Bluffton; one great-grandson, Trace Melching; and a sister, Nina Meyer of North Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Shawn G. Yoquelet

October 10, 2014

    Shawn G. Yoquelet, 43, of Avilla, died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, following a traffic accident in Noble County. He was born in Fort Wayne Friday, Oct. 30, 1970, to the late Byron J. and Colleen (Mossburg) Yoquelet.  He married Melissa J. Hudson July 24, 1989, in Van Wert.
    Shawn was a 1990 graduate of Bellmont High School and was a member of the Moose Lodge 33 in Muncie.

County tax hike talk sheds light on possible increases

October 10, 2014

    Jason G. Semler, a principal with the Indianapolis Certified Accounting Firm of H. J. Umbaugh and Associates, walked Adams County Council members through the various possibilities for raising revenues for the construction of a new jail and superior court complex during a special meeting of the group Thursday night in the Service Complex.

SA seniors volunteer for community projects

October 10, 2014

     Sylvia Marbach, a senior at South Adams High School, is pictured working on mulching the playground at Lehman Park Wednesday during the annual Senior Service Day. A story on the event and additional photos may be found in the print and online editions of today’s Democrat.


Trick-or-Treat times, dates in Adams Co.

October 10, 2014

     Cities and towns in Adams County have finalized the times and dates for Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween.

     Trick-or-Treat hours in the city of Decatur are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
     Mayor John Schultz also announced the annual Trunk-or-Treat event will be held at the courthouse square from 3-5 p.m.  Oct. 26, during the Callithumpian celebration.
     Volunteers are needed, the mayor said.

Bluffton @ Adams Central, football webcast

October 10, 2014

EDITORS NOTE: tonights broadcast was cancelled after the second quarter due to little signal from Verizon towers in the area. Apologies for the inconvenience. 


Leo steals ACAC title from Lady Jets

October 10, 2014

    MONROEVILLE— Co-ACAC regular season champions Leo and Adams Central met up poetically in the conference championship at Heritage on Thursday night in a three set battle that was a fitting farewell in the Lions' final season.
    The Lions, despite the best efforts of the Lady Jets, held on to win the title in a dramatic, come from behind win, 25-22, 12-25, 23-25.

October 9th

Van Wert County launches Drug Court

October 9, 2014

     A neighboring county in a neighboring state has created a specialized Drug Court to address the recent rise in heroin and prescription opiate used.
    Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Steele announced the new program earlier this week. He said the Drug Court — titled A New Day, The Right Way — is an “intensive outpatient treatment program designed to assist individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction toward the goal of long term recovery.”

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