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May 19th, 2015

Barkey gives up highway job

May 19, 2015

    Tim Barkey, who has been wearing two hats as Adams County engineer and superintendent of the county highway department, on Monday resigned his highway job.


May 19, 2015

    A few evening raindrops were enough to produce a rainbow Monday in Decatur. The scene above is looking south toward Lake Shore Addition on the city’s east side.


Jail bids opened today

May 19, 2015

    The Adams County commissioners will open bids for construction of a new county jail later this afternoon. See tomorrow's Daily Democrat to see if those bids come in below the engineering estimate for the project.

May 18th

Barkey resigns as Highway Superintendent

May 18, 2015

         Adams County Engineer and Highway Superintendent Tim Barkey has resigned his position as Highway Superintendent.
    See tomorrow's print or online editions for the complete story.

Possible road rage preceded N. Indiana collision

May 18, 2015

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    UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana authorities say road rage might have contributed to a fatal crash.
    The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says the crash Sunday night on a rural road near the town of Union Mills killed 38-year-old Michael Edwards of LaPorte.

Merry Monday: Pet of the Week

May 18, 2015

     Abby is a 6 year-old Shih Tzu sent to us by Jim and Sheryl Rauch of Decatur. She enjoys visits from our grandsons and going for rides. Last fall she went on a long ride to Tennessee and enjoyed meeting new people. Ice cream is one of her favorite treats.

Patriotic patrons

May 18, 2015

     Traci Stolze, Fort Wayne, shows her patriotism as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard entered during the fourth annual Armed Forces Day event held Saturday at The Wet Spot. The crowd flowed throughout the evening as live musical entertainment, food, raffles and more helped raise money for the Homes for Wounded Warriors project.

Downtown planters to be filled today

May 18, 2015

Volunteers are needed at 6 p.m. today when Decatur Chamber of Commerce representatives meet at the northeast corner of the courthouse square to fill decorative downtown planters with flowers. The chamber were scheduled to receive an assist from students at North Adams Community School's ACCES school, who planned to be in the downtown area later this morning filling some planters.

E-waste collection

May 18, 2015

Crews from Recycling Bin in Decatur were on hand at the Adams County transfer station Saturday morning to collect unwanted televisions, computers and other electronic devices during the county's annual E-waste collection day.


May 15th

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

May 15, 2015

AP Legal Affairs Writer
    BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a ‘‘kid’’ who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
    Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded, his head slightly bowed, upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days. It was the most closely watched terrorism trial in the U.S. since the Oklahoma City bombing case two decades ago.

    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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