For 60 years the Monroe Lions Club has been a part of the Adams County community and Monday evening its members, along with members of the Decatur and Union Township Lions, celebrated that fact with a dinner, featuring charter member Paul Zurcher as the speaker.
The shutdown of the federal government has reached out to impact Adams County. Soil and Water Conservation District Director Ryan Noblitt reported to county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday that the office he shares with the United States Department of Agriculture will be closed until all federal government offices reopen.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched to Bellmont High School at 3:40 p.m. Monday when a fire alarm was pulled and smoke detectors in the building were triggered.
The school was evacuated after a drum sander in the wood shop caught fire for unknown reasons, according to a spokesperson for the department. The fire was quickly extinguished, however smoke filled the building making it necessary for firefighters to ventilate the structure before returning to the station at 4:50.