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May 8th

Exact jail site disclosed

May 8, 2014

    County officials nearly outnumbered members of the public at Wednesday night’s informational session in Geneva on the proposed county jail/superior court project. Only 20 citizens attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the chosen location of the facility before a panel of county commissioners, councilors, the county attorney and several contractual agents connected to the project.  
    The tone and tenor of the discussions remained cordial throughout the evening.

Firm brings a ‘Fresh New Start’ to Decatur

May 8, 2014

    A company which provides in-home services to the developmentally disabled is planning to construct a training facility in Decatur and city council was asked at its Tuesday night meeting to provide a five-year tax abatement on the real estate.

South Adams creates wellness advisory council

May 8, 2014

May 7th

Moore eeks out commissioner win

May 7, 2014

    In the most hotly-contested race of Tuesday’s primary election balloting, two-term Adams County Treasurer Rex Moore cleared the first step in his return to elected office with a narrow win over Monroe resident and fellow Republican George (Wes) Kuntzman in balloting for the District 2 seat on the board of county commissioners.

Rekeweg is GOP’s pick for sheriff

May 7, 2014

    Incumbent Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg is headed toward a second term in office — in all likelihood an uncontested one — following his lopsided victory over Deputy Larry Butler Jr. in Tuesday’s primary election balloting.
    Republicans voting in the contested primary race for sheriff handed Rekeweg a 2,089-935 victory over Butler. Rekeweg polled more than 69 percent of all votes cast.

Complaints over PD site are voiced

May 7, 2014

    The location of the new Decatur police station came up for discussion at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting, and following some cordial questions and answers, the discussion got a bit testy.
    Mary Byer and Alan (Clyde) Bedwell, each of whom reside on 7th Street near the site of the yet-to-be-built station, posed numerous questions and were provided answers, with some friendly back-and-forth.

May 6th

Petitioners want downtown jail site reconsidered

May 6, 2014

    Downtown business owners Chris Faurote and Ron Franz again appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday to express their displeasure with the planned location of a new jail and superior court project along a section of 1st Street in downtown Decatur.

Primary elections close at 6 p.m.

May 6, 2014

Voting got under way at 6 a.m. today in this year’s primary election and will continue until 6 p.m. In the photo above, voters cast their ballots at Geneva Town Hall early this morning. Turnout was described as light.
Photo by Mike Lamm

Three sculptures from ‘13 Sculpture Tour sold for total of $7,400

May 6, 2014

    Artists from Decatur, Fort Wayne and New Knoxville, Ohio, have sold sculptures displayed during the 2013 Decatur Sculpture Tour. The DST committee retained a portion of the sale proceeds to help underwrite future sculpture tour efforts and to eventually purchase permanent art for the community.

May 5th


May 5, 2014

Following is a list of voting precincts in Adams County for Tuesday’s primary election. The polls will be open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Berne A — Berne Nazarene Church, 604 N. Sprunger St.
Berne B — Lehman Park pavilion, 212 Park Ave.
Berne C — Swiss Village, 1350 W. Main St.
Blue Creek — Mt. Hope Nazarene Church, 5005 E C.R. 500S
Decatur 1 — North Adams administration office, 625 Stadium Dr.
Decatur 2 — Knights of Columbus Hall, 1703 High St.

    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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