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February 6th

St. Joe honors Braun

February 6, 2013

    St. Joseph Catholic School recently honored Richard Braun of rural Decatur with The Distinguished Graduate Award. 
    Braun, who graduated from Decatur Catholic High in 1947, said in a news release that there are many memories of the years he spent at St. Joseph. One that stands out is The Sisters of St. Agnes and how in grade school it was their dedication to make students good kids. 
    Braun is active in his Catholic faith, it was noted in announcing the award.

February 5th

Jail decision may be forced

February 5, 2013

    The clock may be ticking towards a deadline for Adams County officials to make a decision about the future of a new county jail.
    During a meeting Saturday morning in Decatur, State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said sentencing reform legislation that could return low-level offenders back to individual counties for incarceration is working its way through the Indiana General Assembly.

D’Arcy events to begin Wednesday

February 5, 2013

    Three days of events in Fort Wayne and South Bend will conclude at noon Friday with a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne for Rev. John M. D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who died Sunday at the age of 80.
    Diocesan officials said the three day will begin in South Bend on Wednesday D’Arcy’s body is transported to St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1701 Miami St.

Dwenger grad set to visit St. Joe, Smoker

February 5, 2013

    Notre Dame wide receiver John Goodman, a graduate of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School, will be the honored guest at this Sunday's 43rd annual St. Joe Smoker at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
    Goodman played in 35 games for the Irish before winding up his career this season. The 6-3, 215-pounder will sign autographs at the St. Joe gymnasium from 12:30 to 1:30 Sunday.
    Door at the K of C will open at 12:30.

February 4th

Lawmakers hear plenty on education

February 4, 2013

    State Rep. Matt Lehman and State Sen. Travis Holdman would like to see their colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly take a break from additional school reforms during the current legislative session.
    Their constituents apparently feel otherwise.
    Lehman, R-Berne, and Holdman, R-Markle, fielded questions for 90 minutes Saturday morning during a town hall-style meeting in Decatur. And the bulk of those questions focused on … you guessed it … education.

Hospital solidly black

February 4, 2013

    The final financial statement for 2012 showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) finished the year $384,021 in the black thanks to over $1.3 million in non-operating revenue received.
    That surplus figure is over three times the amount to the good posted by the hospital in 2011 when the year ended at $104,947 in the black.

South Adams 'Dots' to auction Taylor Swift-signed guitar

February 4, 2013

    Dots in Blue Water, the student-led non-profit based out of South Adams High School, is planning on making a third trip to Haiti this summer to assist residents there.
    So the students have announced plans for an upcoming "coffee shop" and auction to raise funds for the trip.

February 1st

More frigid conditions; river falling

February 1, 2013

    Bone-chilling temperatures were gripping the Decatur area today as wind-chill readings were well below zero and the National Weather Service was predicting a high of only around 10 above.
    The Decatur weather station recorded an overnight low of 6 above, which was the 7 a.m. reading.
    At the same time, the weather service office in Fort Wayne also had 6 above, with a west wind at 24 mph producing a wind chill of 15 below.

Tony Tate retires from USDA

February 1, 2013

    Tony Tate, rural Decatur, retired after more than 41 years with the USDA in December.
    Tate started his career as a trainee in Noblesville in 1971, and finished his training in Frankfort in 1972. After graduating from Ball State University, he started full time in 1973 in Shelbyville as a Soil Conservationist.
    In 1974, he transferred to Richmond, then to Decatur in 1975 as District Conservationist.

Ag Extravanza celebrated

February 1, 2013

    The 2013 Adams County Ag Extravaganza was held at the Mirage on Thursday night. It was a joint annual meeting of the Adams County's Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, and Soil and Water Conservation Department.
    After a meal, comedian Jay Hendren entertained the crowd, and then it was down to business.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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