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Election winners listed

May 8, 2012

    Republicans Deb Stimpson, Mary Beery, Thomas Krueckeberg, and Kim Fruechte were among Tuesday's election winners in Adams County.
    Stimpson won the Recorder nomination, Beery for Auditor, Krueckeberg for Treasurer and Fruechte was nominated for a new term as county commissioner from District 1.
    In the five-person race for three county council nominations, incumbent Dennis Bluhm was the No. 2 vote-getter. Tony Mellencamp ran first and incumbent Randy Colclasure was third.

Last day to 'like' us on Facebook for a chance to win!

May 8, 2012

    Today is the last day to "like" the Decatur Daily Democrat Facebook page to be entered into a drawing to receive one of three $10 gift certificates to local businesses. Current and new "likes" are eligible to win.
    The gift certificates are to Christner's Pizza King of Decatur, East of Chicago Pizza in Berne or Crossroads Pantry in Geneva.
    Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the Decatur Daily Democrat website.

Hospital expenses see big drop

May 8, 2012

    A financial statement released by Adams Memorial Hospital Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler at a recent meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees noted that the organization has had nearly $300,000 fewer expenses this year than at a same point in 2011 and thus has a positive balance of $266,428.

Postal Stamp Out Hunger Day is Saturday

May 8, 2012

    Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America — including Decatur, Berne and Geneva — will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes this Saturday.
    According to a news release, "They will also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers participating in the 20th annual National Food Drive to 'Stamp Out Hunger' — the largest one-day food drive in the nation."

Area man faces charges in Geneva resident's death

May 8, 2012

    The death of a Geneva man as a result of an alleged fight last November has led Adams County prosecutor Chris Harvey to file charges of aggravated battery and involuntary manslaughter against Nicholas J. Stump, 29, rural Portland.
    According to a probable cause document filed in Adams County Circuit Court last Friday, "Stump did knowingly inflict injury on Dennis L. Sroufe that created a substantial risk of death."

 

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