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July 18th

Get out the grease, 4-H fair adding pig grab

July 18, 2013

    The Adams County Extension Board will host a greased pig contest at 6 p.m. this Sunday in the livestock show arena as part of this year's 4-H Fair.
    Participants must be 18 years old or younger, and the cost is $2 per person.
    Classes will be divided by age, and all participants will receive a participation ribbon. The top three in each class will receive an additional prize.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Forecast: More of same here through Friday

July 18, 2013

    Adams County residents may see some relief from this week's hot, humid conditions by the weekend, the National Weather Service said this morning. For today and Friday, however, it's going to be more of the same.
    The Decatur weather station on Wednesday recorded its second consecutive day with a high of 91 degrees, which followed Monday's 89.

July 17th

City gets outline for future

July 17, 2013

    Decatur's future — or, more realistically, a plan for it — was laid out at Tuesday night's city council meeting as a mayor's advisory committee made its long-anticipated recommendations.
    Last October, Mayor John Schultz appointed a committee to look to the city's future and offer recommendations for how to get there using all assets and attributes.

Budget cut, then boosted to avoid cuts that hurt

July 17, 2013

    Burned by state officials in the past, Decatur Mayor John Schultz on Tuesday night proposed raising the city's budget for 2014 as much as allowed by state officials. Then, when cuts are almost inevitably made by those state officials, the city won't take such a tough hit.
    After they went over the many numbers in the proposed budget for an hour and six minutes on Tuesday night, council and the mayor wound up with a figure of $5,674,000 — a decrease of roughly $23,000 from the current budget.

10 seek 4-H Ambassador title

July 17, 2013

    Ten 4-H members have been selected to compete for the title of the 2013 Adams County 4-H Royal Ambassador.
    The person chosen will be announced next Tuesday at the Monroe Fairgrounds in ceremonies following the 4-H parade.
    The 10 are seen in accompanying photo; from left, front, Dusty Gremaux, Paige LeMaster, Adeline Minnich, Emily Brite, Abbey Jauregui; rear, Meghan Manley, Casey Krueckeberg, Ryan Hockemeyer, Lindsey Bluhm, Christina Stockman. (Photo provided)

July 16th

Softer Van Buren St. in Monroe? Maybe!

July 16, 2013

    A rough ride may get a bit smoother for Monroe residents if all goes according to plan.
    Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman said at last week's town council meeting that Van Buren St., south of US 124, has been "a mess" for quite some time and needs to be resurfaced. The problem is the town doesn't have enough money in the Motor Vehicle Fund to cover the cost. However, the Economic Development Fund (EDF) does.

Extension Homemakers to lead the annual 4-H parade

July 16, 2013

    The Adams County Extension Homemakers are the grand marshals of the 2013 4-H Fair Parade scheduled for next Tuesday.
    In making the announcement, the Adams County Extension Office  said there is a rich history of Extension Homemakers in Adams County and currently there are 12 extension clubs with a total of 111 members who are contributing their time and efforts for local and state projects.

North Adams registration scheduled for August 6

July 16, 2013

    Registration for North Adams Schools 2013-2014 year will be held Tuesday, August 6, at the following times:
    • Southeast and Northwest elementaries — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
    • Bellmont Middle School — 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 12:30-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
    • Bellmont High School — Seniors 8-10 a.m., juniors 10 a.m.-12 noon., sophomores 1-3 p.m., freshmen 3-5 p.m.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

July 15th

Defeated library petition drive numbers given

July 15, 2013

    Residents of the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe will not become members of the Adams Public Library System (APLS) since the bid to make that happen has been defeated in dueling petition drives.
    Township Trustee Gerald Walker said in an e-mail to the Daily Democrat that there were 106 signatures for the change and 152 on a petition to prevent the change.

Hero meals will continue

July 15, 2013

    The HERO Meals program, a private organization of local volunteers whose goal is to  alleviate child hunger throughout the North Adams school system, will operate again during the upcoming school year.

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