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May 8th

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."

May 7th

New look for the sheriff’s department

May 7, 2012

    Adams County Sheriff Rekeweg announced there have been some changes at the sheriff's department, most notably in the sheriff's vehicles area residents are used to seeing.
    Rekeweg said that in an effort to save taxpayers money, as well as conforming to standards set by the Indiana Sheriff's' Association, sheriff's cars have been changed from the familiar two-tone brown to a plain white vehicle.

Depot site of summer arts fair

May 7, 2012

    The 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot in Decatur will be getting some public exposure next August as it becomes the site of an arts fair.
    Andy Gay, representing the local Friends of the Arts, a group which grew out of last year's "Cuties of Decatur" play, laid out details for city council at its meeting this week.

New law snags diocese’s bid to buy school

May 7, 2012

    The sale of the former Monroeville Elementary School building by East Allen Schools to the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese may not happen.
    The Indiana Public Charter Schools Association, Indiana's leading charter school advocacy group, has asked that the sale be halted, claiming the deal violates state law.
    "Our legal team has been in contact with East Allen's team," diocesan spokesman Sean McBride told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. "It doesn't look good."

May 4th

Mourdock goes low-key in Lincoln Day address here

May 4, 2012

    Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock took a low-key approach to his campaign bid Thursday evening in Adams County, professing respect for his veteran opponent and spending most of his time behind the podium talking about the strengths and virtues of Abraham Lincoln.

Prayers offered at observance

May 4, 2012

    In observance of the National Day of Prayer, more than 50 Adams County community members, pastors and leaders gathered at Peace Monument on the Decatur courthouse square at noon on Thursday to participate in a prayer service organized by the Decatur Ministerial Association.
    Rev. Kevin August of New Hope Community Church opened the service with a call to prayer, saying, "We are called before the Lord to repent, confess, remember, seek comfort and direction, and to receive God's courage and help."

City law firm taking clients of Biberstein

May 4, 2012

    Officials of the Decatur law firm of DeVoss, Johnson, Zwick, Baker & Ainsworth along with the family of the late Berne attorney Bob Biberstein have announced that the DeVoss firm will continue serving Biberstein clients, including the establishment of office hours in Berne.
    Biberstein, a longtime Berne attorney, suffered a stroke on January 25 of this year and subsequently suffered a fatal heart attack on March 21

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