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As some readers may already know, there have been a few changes at the Decatur Daily Democrat. More than a few, actually. We’ll try to summarize.
The final bluegrass jam of the season was held Sunday at the Gene Stratton- Porter cabin at the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva. The event drew more than 20 artists performing on guitar, bass, Dobro, banjo, fiddle, Jew’s harp, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals. In excess of 100 people attended the final performance, which was organized and under the direction of Historic Site curator Randy Lehman.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Collin Lahr and Maddi Kloepper were crowned 2013 Homecoming King and Queen during festivities Friday night at South Adams High School. The Starfires dropped a 40-34 heartbreaker to Heritage.
Photo by Kalvin Fiechter
Eleventh-hour changes in the design of a rural sewer collection to service customers in the the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village have pushed the timeline for the project back slightly.
Evan Oliff, a bicyclist on the final leg of a three-day Chicago-to-Decatur trip, was led by a civilian motorcyclist on Wednesday afternoon to his final destination at Bellmont High School. A crowd of supporters that included North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman, BSH Principal Kim Harsh, Vice Principal Aaron Baker and many Bellmont students were gathered outside to cheer him on.
The Roman Catholic bishop for much of northern Indiana is recovering after surgery to repair a broken collarbone.
A spokesman for Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades says he was injured in a fall Sunday night while he was on his way to Washington, D.C., for meetings with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Diocesan spokesman Sean McBride tells The Journal Gazette that Rhoades returned to Fort Wayne on Wednesday and underwent surgery Thursday at a Fort Wayne hospital.
The South Adams Schools board of education struggled with how to handle the potential donation of a wrestling mat by the Gold Wrestling Club and the South Adams Sports Booster's Club during Tuesday evening's monthly meeting. At issue was a request to print the name of Nick Taylor, a South Adams grad who was killed while serving in the military in Afghanistan, on some portion of the mat.
A policy addressing religion in the curriculum was addressed Tuesday evening by members of the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education. The policy was modified to meet the freedom of expression when it comes to school personnel. As the policy currently stands, a staff member cannot promote or disparage religion.
Adams County residents awoke this morning to the first measurable rainfall in nearly three weeks.
With no precipitation to speak of since August 22, when the city measured .75” of rain, a spokesperson for the Decatur Sewage Treatment Plant – where area weather is documented – said as of 7 a.m. today .31” has fallen in the Decatur area. The precipitation was hardly what area farmers need to replenish crops, but was a welcome reprieve from the scorching heat hovering over Adams County this week.
Beating the sweltering heat has been a problem for many county residents of late, but a cooling ride in an open-air buggy seemed to be a pleasant alternative for this Amish family recently near Geneva. Much more comfortable temperatures are on tap for the remainder of the week and into the coming weekend.
Photo by Mike Lamm