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December 30th

AP poll: Obamacare year’s top story

December 30, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

New probation officer joins local staff

December 30, 2013

    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad E. Kukelhan, Superior Court Judge Patrick Miller and Chief Probation Officer Rhonda McIntosh on Friday welcomed Jack Odle as the county’s new juvenile probation officer, filling the vacancy left by Jean Franze, who resigned in November.

Economic forecast talk planned

December 30, 2013

The Decatur Chamber of Commerce and First Merchants Bank will host an economic forecast breakfast at Adams Memorial Hospital on Jan. 7.

December 27th

New salary contract OK’d for Rekeweg

December 27, 2013

The Adams County Commissioners at their meeting Monday afternoon approved a new salary contract for 2014 for Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg. The minimum salary of $81,000 annually was established by the state and approved unanimously by the commissioners.
The commissioners also okayed an agreement that will allow Bauman to continue selling eggs from his family farm at a discounted rate to the sheriff’s department for consumption by inmates.
    
 

The reason for the season

December 27, 2013

Christians around the world on Wednesday celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ, and now sights have been set on ringing in a new year in less than a week. The “angels” shown in the photo above were caroling on Christmas Eve outside the Cornerstone Church in Decatur.
Photo by J Swygart
 

CHRISTMAS BREAK ACTIVITIES

December 27, 2013

Bowling was the first of many community activities planned for area youngsters during this year’s winter break from school. In the photo above, Mason Griffin, 6, aims for the pins at Villa Lanes in Decatur Thursday.
Photos by Mike Lamm

 

December 26th

BHS grad chairs Outback Bowl board

December 26, 2013

    When the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big 10 Conference take the gridiron New Year’s Day against the Southeast Conference’s LSU Tigers in college football’s Outback Bowl, it will be the culmination of several months of hard work on the part of a Decatur native.

Candidate filing window opens soon

December 26, 2013

Adams County Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart announced Jan. 8 will be the first day those interested in running for elected county and township offices may file their petitions of candidacy. Filing will end at noon Feb. 7. Candidates must file their petition in the clerk of courts’ office, with the exception of candidates for Superior Court Judge and county prosecuting attorney, who must file their petitions with the state, Reinhart said.

Live Nativity

December 26, 2013

Members of the congregation of Cornerstone Church in Decatur braved the cold on Christmas Eve to stage a living nativity scene at the church, located at the corner of Piqua Road and Monroe Street extended. Many community members stopped by to see the live depiction of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Photo by J Swygart

December 23rd

St. Marys River now predicted to crest Christmas Day at 20.0 feet

December 23, 2013

    The National Weather Service office in North Webster is predicting only minor flooding will occur in Adams County as the St. Marys and Wabash Rivers are now expected to crest at levels significantly lower than were forecast earlier in the recently-completed weekend.
    The St. Marys River, swollen by 2.3  inches of rain over the weekend and further fueled by melting snow runoff, is expected to crest at 20.0 feet at 7 a.m. Christmas day, according to the revised NWS forecast.

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