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May 1st, 2015

Postmaster wraps up his career today

May 1, 2015

    Decatur Postmaster Weston W. Worth is retiring today after 39 years of service, 35 years with the U.S. Postal Service and four years (1975-1979) with the United Stated Army.
Worth has served in many positions within the Postal Service all around the country and will culminate his career in his hometown of Decatur, where he has served as Postmaster for the past five years.
Worth is member of the American Legion and a charter member of the Adams County Kiwanis Club.

Corn planting under way

May 1, 2015

    With several days of dry weather, and sunshine to warm the soil, many Adams County farmers have managed to get into their fields this week to begin spring planting chores. Mild and dry weather is in the forecast for the next week, meaning sights such as the one above should become commonplace throughout the county.


Older Americans month

May 1, 2015

    Berne Mayor Bill McKean recently affixed his signature to a proclamation declaring May to be Older Americans Month in the city of Berne. He urged the citizens of Berne to honor and celebrate this special month. Pictured with the mayor, left to right, are Jackie Engle, manager/activity director at the South Adams Senior Center; Sharon Tester, South Adams Council on Aging director; Rod Mason, president and chief executive officer of Swiss Village; and Amanda Hirschy, Chalet Village administrator.
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Video of the day: 7 Facts you didn't know about the Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

April 30th

Interest strong in local jail construction

April 30, 2015

    More than 30 individuals representing area contractors interested in bidding on various parts of the construction of the new Adams County Jail met Tuesday morning in the Service Complex with several representatives of general contractor Construction Control Inc. and the architectural engineering firm of Elevatus (formerly Schenkel/Shultz) for a pre-bid meeting to answer specific questions concerning their various areas of expertise.

Resignations, retirement accepted by AHN board

April 30, 2015

    Resignations from a member of the leadership team of the Adams Health Network and also from the hospital’s medical staff, along with the retirement of a veteran member of the Adams Memorial Hospital nursing staff, were accepted Wednesday night at the monthly AHN board of trustees meeting.
    Chief Executive Officer Jo-Ellen Eidam reported that Bill Watson, director of long-term care for AHN and administrator of the Adams Woodcrest facility, resigned and has opted to pursue other career opportunities.

Bellmont smashes Woodlan in five

April 30, 2015

    WOODBURN— The big bats continue to compliment stellar pitching for the Bellmont Braves as they improved to 9-0 on the season with a lopsided 12-1 victory over the Woodlan Warriors on the road Wednesday night.
    Parker Zeser needed only to see 14 batters in the shortened, five-inning contest thanks to the Braves offense and the hurler made them count allowing just one unearned run on two hits in four frames with two strikeouts.

Ritz retains board chairmanship, but authority reduced

April 30, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS  — An Indiana legislative session that Republican Gov. Mike Pence touted as an ‘‘education session’’ at its outset brought significant changes to how state education policy will be set and shifted more money to growing suburban school districts as lawmakers passed a new two-year budget.

April 29th

Parents pay for childrens’ unexcused absences

April 29, 2015

Two cases were decided recently in Adams County Circuit Court by Judge Chad Kukelhan.
    Ashley Wombacker, 26, of Berne, and Chelsey Paris, 22, of Geneva, each pleaded guilty Tuesday in two separate cases to violating Indiana’s compulsory school attendance law.
    The allegations forming the basis of the charges were that their children had accumulated excessive, unexcused absences.

Going with the flow

April 29, 2015

    Zach Blum, an employee with the city of Decatur, was among many city workers testing fire hydrants throughout the city Tuesday. Testing will continue through Thursday of this week, then will begin again Monday. A schedule of test areas appears in the print and online editions of today's Democrat.


    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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