Archive - 2014 - News Article
City of Decatur employees Derrick Cannon (foreground) and Mike Fawcett were manning the leaf vacuum earlier this week on a pleasant fall day Wednesday. It’s probably a good thing, too, as rain fell throughout most of the day on Thursday.
All three school corporations in Adams County were rated “A” districts by the Indiana State Board of Education when this year’s “A-F” grades were released Wednesday. The board approved the grades for nearly 2,100 schools and 300 school corporations following a three-week delay so legislative staff could verify some data.
Decatur City Council on Tuesday night approved an outlay of a little more than $15,000 for an environmental study at the site of the former city street department garage, located behind the current police station on 3rd Street.
The street department moved from the area several years ago to the former Baker & Schultz property on Patterson Street, taking its fuel tanks along. Eventually, the entire building in which the former street department was located was demolished.
In celebration of All Saints Day on Nov. 1, these St. Joseph School fourth-graders dressed as their patron saints. The students research the lives of their patron saint, made posters (now on display at school) and dressed up. They attended Mass at the coliseum in Fort Wayne with other diocesan schools in the Fort Wayne area and also attend mass at St. Mary’s in costume and share information about their saint. Pictured above are Ashten Miller, Addie Kintz and Astrid Barrientos.
Change we can believe in came in the form of a Republican sweep Tuesday evening as Adams County voters took to the polls.
In one of two contested countywide races, political newcomer Jeremy Brown, a Republican, toppled Democratic incumbent Christopher Harvey for the job of Adams County Prosecuting Attorney by a wide margin. Brown received 4,865 votes countywide to Harvey’s 2,782 votes.
Brown will take office Jan. 1.
While fellow Republican Jeremy Brown was sailing to a convincing victory in his bid to become Adams County’s next prosecuting attorney, fellow candidate Jim Vogelwede held up his end of the bargain as well, leading the GOP to a sweep of countywide offices leading into the new year.
Adams County Republicans gathered at the Elks Lodge in Decatur to await the results of Tuesday’s General Election. As the final votes were tallied, several members of the GOP gathered as newly-elected Prosecutor Jeremy Brown was officially declared the winner.
CONTESTED COUNTYWIDE RACES
√ Voglewede (R) - 4,281
Affolder (D) - 3,325
√ Brown (R) - 4,865
Harvey (D) - 2,782
District 1 seat
√ Stoppenhagen (R) - 2,034
District 2 seat
Once the Miller property is sold to Adams County as a site for the new county jail, should commissioners consider annexing a portion of the land into the city of Decatur once it is purchased?
That subject was broached by Adams County Attorney Mark Burry Monday afternoon at the weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners. He offered narratives which were advantageous to both the county and the city.
Voting began at 6 a.m. today on what has been predicted to be a light day of polling in Adams County and across the nation. Above, two area residents cast their votes at the North Adams Community Schools’ administration building.