March 3rd, 2015
UPDATE 8:06 a.m. â€” All three public school systems in Adams County have now closed for the day, as have St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial schools. In neighboring counties, Bluffton-Harrison, Northern and Southern Wells and Jay County Schools are also closed. Crestview Local and Van Wert City schools in Ohio are running on a 2 hour delay, while Parkway Local Schools are cancelled. We will update this information as necessary.
Another 5.5 inches of snow blanketed Adams County over the weekend, making the official start of spring — a little less than three weeks away — seem like wishful thinking.
Following another week of bitter cold temperatures, the mercury climbed into the mid- to high-20s over the weekend to usher in the snowfall.
The Indiana General Assembly has reached the midway point of this four-month budget-writing session. Here’s a look at some of the top issues lawmakers have dealt with:
Parishioners at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur found getting to Mass was a white and slippery affair Sunday morning. Snow began to fall in Decatur around 9 p.m. Saturday and continued throughout much of the day Sunday, dropping xxx inches of the white stuff on the first day of March.
Video of the day: The best foods for a longer life
When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.
Decatur resident Blas Mendez celebrated his 90th birthday with a party in his honor Saturday night at the Decatur Knights of Columbus hall. A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Decatur Mayor John Schultz of the Key to the City. In his “From Left Field” column in today’s print and online editions of the Democrat, former managing editor Bob Shraluka takes a closer look at Mendez’ long and storied life. Also pictured is Blas’ newphew, Ike Mendez.
Indiana’s graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year jumped to 89.8 percent, up from 88.6 percent the year before, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier this week.
Indiana’s non-waiver graduation rate also saw an increase. The non-waiver graduation rate was 83.4 percent, up from 81.7 percent in the previous year.
A crowd of more than 60 people attended a free seminar on the subject of the separation of church and state conducted by local attorney Cory Sprunger Thursday night at the First Mennonite Church in Berne. Sprunger opened the meeting by noting his program was for those who “have a passion for faith” as well as a “passion for public work.”
MONROEâ€”Adams Central's 6'7 junior center Luke Voirol came off the bench Thursday night to give the Jets a solid double-double and paced the host team to a 43-34 decision over the Parkway Panthers.
Voirol didn't start the game for the 6-14 Jets but entered several minutes into the contest and immediately made his presence known. With the Jets trailing 8-2, Voirol scored three first period baskets, the last of which came on the third offensive rebound of an AC possession to bring them back to within one at 11-10.