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November 7th

Lehman plans ‘Evening with the Superitendent’

November 7, 2014

    At North Adams, we are making a dedicated effort to communicate more effectively with our parents and our community.
    I have a weekly radio show on WZBD Fridays at 2:15 p.m. I periodically write articles like this one for the newspaper. We post many things on our school website. Parents may access student progress via Powerschool. School messenger is used to send updates to phone numbers and email addresses. We have joined the world of Facebook and Twitter.

Rites of Autumn

November 7, 2014

    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.

November 6th

All A’s for county school districts

November 6, 2014

    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.

IDEM: City site must be tested for fuel leaks

November 6, 2014

    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.

All Saints Day

November 6, 2014

    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.

November 5th

Brown ousts incumbent Harvey in lopsided race for prosecutor

November 5, 2014

    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.

Voglewede completes GOP sweep in clerk's race

November 5, 2014

    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.

The winner is

November 5, 2014

   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.

November 4th

Republicans sweep Adams County elections

November 4, 2014



  √ 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

Commissioners ponder jail site annexation

November 4, 2014

    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.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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