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May 16th

Local duo to visit China

May 16, 2012

    Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin will be heading to China next month, looking to make some business connections, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
    They will be part of a contingent of 25 or so people invited to join a trip organized by the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. This year's trip will mark the 25th such venture led by the same office.

Pitchin' pink

May 16, 2012

    Becky Stucky, who is beginning treatment for breast cancer, threw out the first pitch Tuesday evening at Adams Central's Striking Out Breast Cancer softball game.
    Pink was everywhere as fans turned out for the event, and pink items were for sale.
    All proceeds from the event will go to the Adams Memorial Hospital’s Paul & Kathryn Strickler Cancer Institute.
    By the way, the AC girls topped Winchester, 23-0. Game story in today's print edition.

Students and stats come to council

May 16, 2012

    Students and statistics were on the agenda for Decatur City Council on Tuesday night, thanks to the Bellmont High School statistics class.
    Spurred by a meeting with Mayor John Schultz and local resident Larry Isch last January, the 14 students in Kent Arnold's class surveyed students in the fifth through 12 grades at Bellmont middle and high schools.

May 15th

Lehman hails right-to-work

May 15, 2012

    State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, wrapped up the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's monthly speaker series for the year on Monday with an overview of the Indiana General Assembly's recent legislative session.
    Speaking at Woodcrest retirement community, Lehman said state lawmakers tackled some tough issues this session, "and when all was said and done ... I think we did some things that are very good for the state of Indiana."

Berne sets Lehman Park regulations

May 15, 2012

    Despite a last-minute revision deemed necessary to comply with state regulations governing the possession of firearms in public spaces, Berne City Council on Monday adopted an ordinance outlining permissible conduct in the city's Lehman Park.

Teacher firing is defended by diocese

May 15, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana diocese asked a federal court on Monday to reject a lawsuit by a former parochial school teacher who claims she was fired for violating Roman Catholic doctrine by using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant.

May 14th

Back 40 history long and unique

May 14, 2012

    For over 60 years, the Back 40 Junction, with it's museum-quality antiques and railroad memorabilia, has been a hotspot for dining and a topic of conversation for area residents and travelers alike.

Bellmont pink prom has a special guest

May 14, 2012

    Bellmont High School held a pink prom at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne on Saturday night — with a special guest.
    In honor of a classmate's mother who is fighting breast cancer, numerous students were sporting pink, the boys wearing pink vests and, in some cases, pink ties.

Lawson mending fences

May 14, 2012

    Six weeks into her position job as Indiana's Secretary of State, Connie Lawson is fully aware of the public relations job that lies ahead of her. There are fences to be mended and public relationships and trust to be restored in the office she now holds.
    Lawson was appointed to her new position by Gov. Mitch Daniels on March 16 to succeed fellow Republican Charlie White, who was removed for office after his conviction on a charge of voter fraud.

May 11th

Motor Sports Festival slated June 15

May 11, 2012

    The 12th annual Motor Sports Festival will be presented in downtown Decatur on Friday June 15, it has been announced by the sponsoring Chamber of Comerce.
      Registration will begin at 4 p.m. and the show will continue until 9p.m.
    Several food vendors will have food available for sale. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be returning with their popular spiral fries and Common Ground Church will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs and sloppy Joes, the announcement said.

 

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