The first Adams County Jail was built in 1839 from hand-hewn lumber at a cost to taxpayers of $325. It was replaced in 1886 by a newer, brick building which served the county for nearly the next 100 years.
A Decatur man, Timothy E. Bowers, 32, died Sunday evening at Lutheran Hospital following a hunting accident Saturday afternoon.
According to information provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources which investigated the accident, Bowers was deer hunting from an elevated stand in a tree and fell approximately 16 feet to the ground. He was said to be hunting with a friend but at the time of the accident was by himself. When he did not return to meet his friend at an arranged time, the friend, unidentified by IDNR officials, went looking for Bowers.
While many Americans will held to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for (or against) various candidates and issues, Adams County voters will sit this one out.
The 2013 general election is the type which comes about every four years locally — one in which there is no reason for county residents to head for the polls on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.