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September 8th

BHS plans 'Coats Because We Care' collection

September 8, 2014

     The National Honor Society at Bellmont High School, led by seniors Ashley Sheets and Amanda Everett, will host the fourth annual Coats Because We Care event during the Braves’ home football game Friday night.
     Community members are asked to pull through the drive at the football stadium and hang their gently-used, clean coats or new coats on the fence. The coats will be donated to local charities.  Monetary donations will also be accepted at the gate and during half time.

Heritage Festival held Saturday

September 8, 2014

     The annual Swiss Heritage Festival was held Saturday in Berne despite severe weather that moved through the area Friday evening. At left, volunteers demonstrate the art of quilting for visitors in one of the grounds’ barns.


September 5th

Popular area restaurant closes its doors; still available for parties

September 5, 2014

    The closure of day-to-day operations at Norm’s Preble Gardens could be short-lived, according to the owner of the building which housed the popular restaurant west of Decatur.
    A sign appeared outside the restaurant earlier this week informing the public the eatery had closed its doors.
    Decatur businessman Mark Bulmahn, who owns the property, said Thursday the reasons behind the closing were many and varied — ranging from “health issues” to “septic issues in Preble.”

Geneva contracts with county for use of computer mapping system

September 5, 2014

    The town of Geneva will soon be utilizing Adams County’s Geographic Information System to locate its water and wastewater infrastructure, Geneva Town Council members decided at their recent meeting.

A leisurely day in Adams County

September 5, 2014

     An Amish couple takes a late summer ride down  C.R. 300S just north and east of Berne.

September 4th

Trending video: Joan Rivers has passed away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: 81-year-old comedy icon Joan Rivers has passed away.

City seeks end to trash barrel eyesores

September 4, 2014

    With the city of Decatur amending its open burning ordinance last November, the use of burn barrels is prohibited. Officials are seeking to rid the city of the barrels, many of which have become eyesores, so if you have one the city will pick it up and dispose of it for you — at no charge.
    Those interested in having a barrel removed should call 724-3356, which is the city garage.

HVAC upgrades earn county $40,000 in utility energy rebates

September 4, 2014

    Havell Bros. Inc., Fort Wayne, has completed the installation and upgrade of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the Service Complex, and the combined energy-saving rebates from I&M Power and NIPSCO associated with the work qualify Adams County for close to $40,000 in savings, Adams County Building Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer informed the Adams County Commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday.

Former Decatur Plaza now barren

September 4, 2014

     What once was the Decatur Plaza has now been mostly reduced to rubble to make way for a new Indiana and Michigan Power substation that a company spokesman said will increase reliability of electric service in the Decatur area.

September 3rd

Trending video: UM Preview

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: ND - UM Preview

    Bellmont boys soccer recovered from their first two losses of the season...
   Bellmont volleyball hosts Bishop Luers tonight at the Teepee in a rare, non-...
    BLUFFTON— Bellmont's girls golf team won their first sectional title...


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