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August 17th

City joins early move toward a joint building

August 17, 2011

    A proposed city-county building in downtown Decatur took another step toward reality Tuesday night when Decatur City Council unanimously agreed to spend the funds necessary for its involvement in such a project.
    While a city-county building still has numerous hoops to jump through, momentum seems to be building. Now that the city has committed to paying the Schenkel Schultz architectural firm of Fort Wayne to move forward on plans, it's almost assured the county will follow suit.

Local band to perform during 175th festival

August 17, 2011

    A Decatur rock and alternative music band called My Lost Tribe will perform twice on Saturday, August 27, in downtown Decatur during the city's 175th anniversary celebration.
    The first show will be during the sidewalk sale at the Adams County Courthouse from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second show will be that evening at a "battle of the bands" at Vinnie's Bar on N. Second St.

August 16th

Voucher program to move forward

August 16, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge Monday declined to halt Indiana’s broad new school voucher program, saying the law was ‘‘religion-neutral’’ and likely to be upheld.

Back to school

August 16, 2011

    It was friend helping friend, brother helping sister, sister helping brother and so on as North Adams students converged on the Bellmont Middle School staging area Monday afternoon to find the right bus and head home after the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
    All three public systems opened the 2011-12 school year on Monday with a full day of classes.
     St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur was among the schools kicking off the new school year on Monday.

AC teacher wins Unsung Hero funds

August 16, 2011

    Adams Central High School vocational teacher Jonathan Patterson has been awarded $2,000 by the ING financial services firm as part of its Unsung Heroes program for educators.
    An announcement says the awards go to teachers "who have a significant impact on the lives of youth, but remain tremendously underappreciated and unrecognized."
    Only 100 Unsung Hero awards were given out this year. Unsung Heroes started 15 years ago.

August 15th

Soldier of Revolutionary War to be honored here

August 15, 2011

    The rededication of the gravesite of American  Revolutionary War Soldier Thomas Archbold will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, during the upcoming 175th Anniversary Celebration of Decatur.
    Archbold is buried in Reynolds Cemetery, located in a clearing off Winchester Road, some two miles outside Decatur.
    The ceremony is open to the public.

‘Cuties’ will play Decatur

August 15, 2011

    “Cuties of Decatur” will be presented four times this month during the city’s 175th anniversary celebration.
    The play, written and directed by Mara Dee Striker Baker, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, August 17-18, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, with admission of $8.

August 12th

Overload blamed for fatal fire

August 12, 2011

    Officials of the Decatur Fire Department have announced that the cause of the fire which took the lives of an elderly married couple in the city last Thursday was due to overloading of the electrical circuits in their home.
    Claude and Donna West, ages 74 and 71, respectively, died of smoke inhalation in their house at 720 Elm St. There funeral service was scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

Holdup suspect gets date for trial

August 12, 2011

    Seth T. Curtis, the 25-year-old Redkey man charged with six crimes in regard to a robbery attempt last Sunday at the CVS store in Berne, has been arraigned in Adams Circuit Court and was set for trial on December 2.
    He is being held in the Adams County Jail under a $100,000 bond on the following charges:
    • Attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, since he was allegedly carrying a pellet pistol, which is classified as a deadly weapon, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey.

Proposed AC budget tops $10.5M

August 12, 2011

    A proposed budget for 2012 of more than $10.5 million for Adams Central Schools will be advertised publicly, given approval by the AC school board on Thursday night. Board member Mike Brown was absent.
    The proposed budget of $10,519,216, which will likely be reduced by state officials, includes these 2012 subtotals, with the actual subtotals for 2011, after changes by state finance officials, in parentheses:
    General Fund — $6,900,000 ($6,501,725).

 

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