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February 10th

One late filing surprise today

February 10, 2012

By J SYWGART
    The deadline for candidates of the two major political parties to announce their intentions for 2012 election slots in Adams County came and went at noon on Friday. The passing of that deadline assured that no fewer than six inner-party contests will be decided during the May 8 primary election.

Burkhart seeks coroner post

February 10, 2012

    Democrat Kristopher Burkhart, a lifelong Adams County resident, has announced he is seeking the position of Adams County Coroner.
    Burkhart is the second person to announce his candidacy, with Assistant Coroner Leslie Cook, a Republican, announcing her candidacy last week.

Area lawmaker stepping down

February 10, 2012

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Longtime Republican state Rep. Jeff Espich says he won’t seek re-election this year and will end his 40-year career in the Indiana House.
    The Uniondale Republican has steered fiscal matters for the House Republicans’ caucus for decades and currently chairs the House Ways and Means Committee.
    The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/yLNhsL) that Espich had said for months that he intended to run for re-election.

City moving toward ADA compliance

February 10, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    The City of Decatur has established an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance plan and Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert, who heads up the operation, gave city council a compliance update at council's Tuesday meeting.

February 9th

Hot dog! Coney fundraiser set

February 9, 2012

    Andy’s Coney Bar will hold a fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. this Friday at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, 1703 High St., Decatur.
    Employees of Andy’s, which opened in Decatur a little over a year ago, will be serving coney dogs, chili and old-fashioned root beer on Friday. Also planned, organizers said, are sales of cotton candy, children’s activities, a silent auction, raffles and more.
    Super Bowl memorabilia will be available for the auction.

Baumann eyes commissioner seat

February 9, 2012

     Former Adams County commissioner Steve Baumann has announced his candidacy for the District 1 seat on the board of commissioners. His candidacy sets up a Republican primary in May against incumbent commissioner Kim Fruechte, who had previously filed for re-election.
    Baumann served as county commissioner from 1997 through 2008. He lost a primary race to Fruechte in 2008.

'Sport Day' at Adams Central

February 9, 2012

    Adams Central Elementary School held a "sport day" on Wednesday as part of a series of Relay for Life fundraising events.
    School officials said students and staff were able to wear any sports apparel, with students paying 50 cents and staff $1 for the privilege.
    Proceeds go to the Adams County Relay for Life.

February 8th

IDEM making new demands on Decatur

February 8, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Here we go again!
    IDEM (the Indiana Department of Environmental Management) is knocking on Decatur's door once again and ultimately it's going to be the residents of this community who are going to paying the bill to open that door.

Asbestos removal is next

February 8, 2012

       Air Management Techniques of Muncie has been awarded a city contract to remove asbestos from the former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop building at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in downtown Decatur, it was announced at last night's meeting of Decatur City Council.
    The Muncie firm had the low bid of $2,100.

Warren seeks new term at Geneva

February 8, 2012

     Republican Bill Warren, of Geneva, has announced his candidacy for the Geneva office of clerk-treasurer. Warren has served as clerk-treasurer for the last three years.

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