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January 9th, 2015

School delays and closings

January 9, 2015

     All three public school systems in Adams County have closed for today, as have St. Joseph Catholic, Wyneken Memorial, Bluffton-Harrison and Jay County Schools. Van Wert City, Crestview Local and Parkway Local schools all remain on a 2 hour delay this morning. We will update any changes as they come in.

January 8th

Sub-zero mercury reading causes all schools to close

January 8, 2015

    Area residents awoke this morning to the coldest temperatures of the season thus far, and with the mercury expected to hover right around zero throughout the day, little relief will be felt until Sunday.
    As the thermometer read 6 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. — with the wind chill factor making it feel like 26 degrees below zero — all three Adams County public school systems cancelled classes for the day.

Wellness Pavilion patrons donate food over holidays

January 8, 2015

    The Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion in Berne celebrated the holiday season by collecting 1,281 pounds of non-perishable food items. The food was donated to Compassionate Ministries Network, — also known as Project Share in Berne and The Lord’s Table in Geneva — to assist residents in southern Adams County.

Decatur nurse-practitioner charged in pain doc investigation

January 8, 2015

MUNCIE — A Decatur woman is facing charges related to the arrest of an Indiana pain doctor whose Muncie clinic was raided in October, according to an article in The Indianapolis Star
    William Hedrick, 52, Fort Wayne, is accused of improperly prescribing controlled substances, including morphine. He was charged Tuesday with eight felonies in Delaware County by Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold.

Extreme temperatures garner school cancellations

January 8, 2015

     All three public school systems in Adams County, St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Memorial have cancelled classes today. Neighboring Bluffton Schools and Jay County Schools in Indiana and Parkway Local, Crestview Local, Vantage Career Center and Van Wert City schools in Ohio, have also cancelled classes for today.

January 7th

Pigskin Picks, week 18 results

January 7, 2015

Mayor sets Jan.16 ‘target date’ for move into new Decatur city hall

January 7, 2015

    The city of Decatur is on the move ... or will be soon.
    If all goes as planned, city offices will be moving to the new city hall at Second and Monroe streets on Jan. 16. Meanwhile, before the month is out, it’s likely the police department will also be in its new digs.

Meyer tosses hat in ring in mayoral race

January 7, 2015

    Decatur City Councilman Kenneth L. Meyer has filed the necessary paperwork and has announced his candidacy for mayor of Decatur. Meyer will be running on the Republican ticket in the May primary election.
    Today was the first day of filing for candidates seeking municipal office this year.

Snowball fight

January 7, 2015

    Waiting for the school bus in Decatur Tuesday morning was made more enjoyable than usual by a two-hour delay and an overnight snowfall. Adrian Evans (in orange) passed the time by engaging Colby Mowery (foreground) and Karle Mowery in a snowball fight.


January 6th

Pro football playoff previews and predictions

January 6, 2015

Next Week’s Matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:

    BERNE— Sydney Wills scored 24 points on a scorching 9-12 effort from the...
New England vs. Seattle 2/1 6:30 (ET) University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ  
    BERNE— A 59-52 wire to wire victory for Bellmont over South Adams on...