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March 8th

Spotlight to shine here on Saturday

March 8, 2012

    A total of 52 booths, all sorts of stage entertainment, free bingo, an auction and more will be featured on Saturday as the annual Spotlight Business Expo, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, will unfold at Bellmont Middle School. 
    Doors will open at 8 a.m., with breakfast available, and the event will continue until 5:30 p.m.

Monroe man faces forgery charges

March 8, 2012

    Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher E. Harvey announced today that John E. McAlhaney, 25, of Monroe, has been arrested and charged with four counts of forgery, each a Class C Felony. 
    The arrest was a culmination of an investigation by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Harvey said.

Decatur planning to go the GIS route

March 8, 2012

    Decatur is going the Global Information System (GIS) route.
    City council on Tuesday night unanimously supported Mayor John Schultz's request to hire a summer intern to help the city collect information for the project.
    Ethan Snyder, a resident of the Decatur area, currently is a student at Ball State University majoring in Global Information Systems. He will be hired for a two-mont period, at $9 an hour.

March 7th

Colts drop Manning

March 7, 2012

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning’s record-breaking run as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts ended Wednesday, when owner Jim Irsay announced the team would release its best player.
    Both men paused frequently, fighting tears and their voices shaking, when they appeared together at a news conference at the Colts’ team complex.

City officers now carrying Tasers

March 7, 2012

    Decatur's police force is now armed ... with Tasers.
    Using strictly public donations, the city police department has purchased nine of the devices and they are being carried by the officers. The "road officers" — those who patrol — are carrying the Tasers with their sidearms.
    Another Taser is rotated among the shift commanders.

Signs project closer

March 7, 2012

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) was scheduled to take bids and then award a contract today for the massive street-sign project in Decatur.
    Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night that the project could begin within 45 to 60 days.
    All signs in the city will replaced and some permanently removed. Street marker posts will be replaced, but most stop sign posts will not, according to Gilbert.

Geneva enforces ban on trucks

March 7, 2012

    A Geneva town ordinance prohibiting trucks that are more than 25 feet long or more than 82 inches wide from parking on town streets is beginning to be more strictly enforced. According to Marshall Rob Johnson at Tuesday's town council meeting, this is the result of an increase in complaints. Johnson said the police department has already issued several written warnings.

March 6th

New shelter complaints are aired

March 6, 2012

    Once again a group area residents met with the Adams County Commissioners Monday to address concerns regarding the Adams County Animal Shelter.
     Joanna Stanley of Decatur said that according to a veterinarian in Berne, whom she declined to name, the animals at the shelter are suffering from upper respiratory infections, which are highly contagious to other animals as well as humans.

Police in crackdown against drunk driving

March 6, 2012

    "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is the newest theme of a police push to crackdown on drunk drivers, it was announced Monday by Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler.

NA rural board seat boundaries clarified

March 6, 2012

    A recent story in the Democrat outlining the selection process for candidates for the District 2 seat on the North Adams school board incorrectly listed the geographic boundaries for the district.
    District 2 includes the eastern half of Root Township, east of County Road 000; all of Union Township, and a portion of Washington Township.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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