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March 6th, 2014

Geneva parking squabble leads to council talks

March 6, 2014

    An ongoing dispute between neighbors has escalated to the point of frustration for Geneva Town Marshall Rob Johnson, who asked Geneva Town Council at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting about what his options might be in resolving the continuing feud.

Record number of new 4-H beef members this year

March 6, 2014

A county-record 14 first-year beef members signed up for participation in this year’s Adams County 4-H program and were among 4-Hers who checked in 90 head of beef steers, commercial heifers and dairy steers during Saturday’s weigh-in at the fairgrounds in Monroe.
Photo by J Swygart

March 5th

Decatur council preps for sale of bonds

March 5, 2014

    The city of Decatur’s twin projects to provide funding for renovation of a building to be used for a new city hall plus the construction of an all-new police station continued moving ahead at city council’s meeting Tuesday night.

Bed bugs dominate Geneva meeting

March 5, 2014

    Adams County Sanitarian and Environmental Director Terry Smith, along with Health Board Attorney Adam Miller, appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday evening to address lingering concerns associated with the infestation of bed bugs reported at Geneva Shores Apartments by area residents.


March 5, 2014

Five Bellmont High School seniors kept a tradition alive by walking down U.S. 224 from Decatur to Norwell High School Tuesday in show of support to the BHS basketball team, which opened sectional tournament play. The trek reportedly took four hours and 15 minutes. Driving the escort truck was Jimmy Sheets, while walkers included Tyler Fenwick, Ross Smith, Jordan Corral, Alex Diaz and Connor Martz. The Braves’ tourney trail ended with a 52-27 loss to Columbia City.
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March 4th

County snowplow goes up in flames

March 4, 2014

    “We had the privilege of plowing some more snow yesterday,” Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel quipped when beginning his report to the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting in the Service Complex Monday afternoon.


March 4, 2014

— Maycie Roop, a first-grader in Linda Wellman’s class at Southeast Elementary School, eats “green eggs and ham” as part of a Read Across America celebration for the birthday of author Dr. Seuss.
Photo by Ashley Thieme

KFC closes its Decatur doors

March 4, 2014

    Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silvers, 240 N 13th st. in Decatur, is officially closed.
    Monday, passersby could observe the signs coming down and a one line announcement, “closed,” on the display board.

March 3rd

County avoids brunt of weekend storm

March 3, 2014

    In a refreshing change, the biggest weather story of the weekend seems to be the snow we didn’t receive rather than the heavy accumulation that was predicted.
    The National Weather Service had issued a winter weather advisory for northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for Saturday evening through Sunday evening. The storm system was predicted to hit in two rounds, with the first coming Saturday night and the second coming Sunday night, dumping 6-9 inches of fresh snow along with a wintery mix of freezing rain and sleet.

City of Decatur gains free arts consultation session

March 3, 2014

Decatur Mayor John Schultz has announced the Indiana Arts Commission has awarded the city of Decatur and the Decatur Cultural Connection a Vibrant Communities Cultural Planning consultation to explore ways to connect the arts, cultural activities and community events in an effort to make Decatur a better city for residents and visitors.

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