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State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, is a statement released this week, has announced that Adams County will see an increase of more than $1.4 million in transportation funding for 2014 and 2015.
Holdman said the General Assembly's biennial state budget, approved during this year's session, increased transportation funding statewide by $210 million during each of the two years covered. Adams County is slated to receive $5,730,199 in highway funds during that time, the state lawmaker said, an increase of $1,448,000.
The third annual Kekionga Community Garage Sale will be held Decatur on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.
Sponsored by the Daily Democrat, the sale started as part of the city's 175th Anniversary Celebration and has continued as a part of the annual Kekionga Festival.
Those interested in taking part in a special garage sale promotion by the Decatur Daily Democrat should contact the newspaper, 724-2121, for more information.
Internet and email service was restored to the Daily Democrat around noon on Friday.
Both services have been on only infrequently since Thursday afternoon.
Centurylink officials told the newspaper Friday morning that a widespread outage which affected numerous states on Thursday had been corrected around 6 p.m., but another outage sprung up.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for Storybook Park, a new green space and park area being created by the Adams Public Library System, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, at the corner of Jefferson and 3rd streets in Decatur. The public is invited to attend the event.
APLS Director Kelly Ehinger said the fundraising campaign for the park has reached its first goal for groundbreaking of more than $50,000, or 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s education commissioner will resign amid allegations that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican donor during his previous job as Indiana’s school chief, a state education official said Thursday.
Tony Bennett will resign in the wake of the scandal surrounding Christel House Academy, the official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet authorized for public release.
Eric P. Martin, 29-year-old Anderson resident, was in custody at the Adams County Jail this morning after being arrested Wednesday afternoon in an unusual incident.
Adams County Chief Deputy Sheriff Eric Beer, off duty and in his pickup truck, saw a man running from the St. Vincent dePaul store on Village Green Drive. As Beer drove around the Baymont Inn to check on the man, a car run into the side of his vehicle.
This year’s Swiss Days event marked the end of the two-year tenure of Berne Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheree Barkley, who stepped down at the conclusion of the festival to pursue other interests.
Chamber President Mark Settlemyre said he hopes to schedule a meeting of the chamber's executive board to fill the position sometime next week. Settlemyre said the board had received resumes "from some good candidates" to take over the director's duties.
Josh Bleill, the Indiana native and former Marine corporal who attracted a packed Erekson Theater audience in Decatur earlier this year, will be speaking in late August at South Adams High School.
An announcement by Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant said he will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
An official of Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS) said Tuesday the agency is seeking a new Decatur site for its restaurant voucher program, suspended since the closing of Spring Garden Restaurant at the intersection of Winchester Road, 13th and 2nd streets.
The first-ever BerneOff — an amateur grilling event being billed as "a little friendly competition and great bar-b-que" — will be held Saturday, August 17, along Harrison Street, near the Muensterberg Plaza in Berne.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dots in Blue Water program that has twice sent students and faculty from South Adams High School to Haiti to help native Haitians purify their drinking water supplies.