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October 30th

Suit filed in federal court alleges local jail rape

October 30, 2014

    A lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne contains allegations of rape against a former Adams County jail staffer. The suit also accuses Sheriff Shane Rekeweg and an unnamed female jail staffer of negligence in allowing the alleged sexual assaults to take place.

Berne mayor gives goodies to the goblins

October 30, 2014

      Berne Mayor Bill McKean distributed candy while walking through downtown Tuesday evening during the city’s annual Halloween parade.

2 non-incumbents seek clerk’s office

October 30, 2014

    The race for control of the Adams County Clerk of Court’s office will be decided Nov. 4 as voters have two familiar names from which to choose. With incumbent Clerk Gayla Reinhart, a Republican, prevented by state term limits from seeking re-election, the race will pit former Adams County Assessor Judy Affolder, a Democrat, against Republican Jim Voglewede Jr.

Expansion means 20 new jobs at Red Gold

October 30, 2014

     An expansion project at Red Gold in Geneva will lead to the addition of more than 20 new jobs at that facility, according to a spokesman for the Elwood-based tomato processing firm.

October 29th

Pretty ladies sashay to Berne parade

October 29, 2014

     The rains that fell earlier in the day went away, the skies cleared and it turned out to be a splendid fall evening for a parade in Berne Tuesday night. The annual Halloween parade drew the customary crowd, including the quintet of young ladies shown here. From the left are Danika McClain, 4; Sofia Scherrer, 4; Brooklyn Green, 5; Alyssa McClain, 6; and Delia McClain, 7.


Carnegie ‘friends’ seek guidance from county

October 29, 2014

    Members of the local group Friends of the Carnegie Library appeared Monday afternoon before the Adams County Commissioners to ask for clarification as to what they might do to convince the commissioners to turn the building over to them once it is no longer needed to house superior court.
    Friends Vice President Charlie Brune reported the group has met on several occasions to discuss their options in presenting a proposal to county officials.

Four seek at-large seat seat on NA school board

October 29, 2014

    Four candidates are seeking one at-large seat on the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education during the Nov. 4 general election. Candidates for school board run on a non-partisan basis.
    Among the candidates is incumbent Stacey Bussel, who is being challenged by Samuel Ortiz Jr., Deborah Ungemach and Robert Thomas.
    All four candidates responded to questions submitted to them by the Democrat pertaining to their candidacies. To see their responses, see today's print or online editions.

October 28th

Things that went THUMP in the night

October 28, 2014

    The dark clouds came rolling in. The air was thick with the smell of carmel corn and hundreds of masked creatures and super heroes took to the streets of Decatur just waiting for their opportunity to catch some candy from the passing floats.
    Decatur celebrated the 100th Callithumpian parade at 6:57 p.m. Monday. The parade had more than 100 participating businesses and organizations, from tap dancing zombies to a wagon filled with little ghosts throwing candy.

Two familiar faces seek NA District 2 seat

October 28, 2014

    Two familiar faces — a sitting board member and a former one — will square off in the Nov. 4 general election in a bid to represent District 2 on the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education.
    District 2 comprises the rural portions of the North Adams school district.
    The non-partisan race pits incumbent Michelle Stimpson against former board member Juan Gutierrez.

AC volleyball champs ride high in Callithumpian Parade

October 28, 2014

     Members of the AC volleyball sectional championship team proudly took their place in Monday's Callithumpian parade in Decatur.



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