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March 26th, 2015

Woodcrest donation is largest ever

March 26, 2015

    A donation from the estate of the late Richard and Vella Wasson of Decatur to the Adams Woodcrest organization has now become the largest bequest received by the Adams Health Network, it was announced Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the AHN board of trustees.

Calm before the storm

March 26, 2015

     While Adams County was greeted by an unseasonally-heavy 3-inch snowfall Monday afternoon, followed by cold and rain for the next several days, weather conditions were quite different over the preceeding weekend. In the photo at right, the sun sets behind an Amish homestead west of Berne Saturday evening, providing a beautiful array of colors on a clear evening.


March 25th

Coats to retire; won’t run in ‘16

March 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana announced his retirement Tuesday, opening up a Senate seat in a GOP-friendly state that could attract a roster of Republican hopefuls.

Oops: Bids for bridge work must now be re-submitted

March 25, 2015

    Bids opened last week for the replacement of a bridge on C.R. 100N between C.R. 300E and Salem Road should be rejected and the project re-bid, Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey recommended to the board of county commissioners Monday.

Just like Mike

March 25, 2015

    When it comes to building bird houses, it’s all in the tongue. At least that was the winning formula used by Kayley Findley, 5, during spring break activities Monday at Riverside Center.


March 24th

Video of the day: Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in French Alps with 150 people on board

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people on board crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.

Spring snow blankets county

March 24, 2015

    In like a lion, out like a ... well maybe not so much. As March 2015 draws to a close, the mild temperatures of late gave way as 3-inches of snow fell on northeastern Indiana Monday, creating dangerous driving conditions for area drivers.
    Bone-chilling low temperatures set in once again overnight, with the mercury dropping all the way down to 13 degrees, freezing the slushy concoction to area roadways. The average low for this time of year is 37 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Ag Week celebrated

March 24, 2015

Some bird will be thrilled

March 24, 2015

    It was cold outside, with snowflakes filling the air, as the first full week of spring got under way Monday. Inside Riverside Center, however, Hailey Brune, 5, and her grandather, Jim Patrick, were among those who participated in a bird house-building event, held as part of the Adams County-Decatur Parks and Rec Department’s spring break activities.


March 23rd

Beat the Pros Challenge: Round of 32 Standings

March 23, 2015

     With the Sweet 16 set to kick off this week, several bracket hopefuls were crushed over the weekend when Villanova, Kansas, and Virginia ended their seasons. Phyllis Smith remains at the top of the standings with 51 points, while the only bracket without a name also sits with 51 points. Ashley Malone alone in third place with a 50 with several with 49. The complete standings are below. The next score update will be after the Sweet 16 round is complete. 

51: Phyllis Smith, (no name).

50: Ashley Malone.

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