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January 21st, 2015

County to re-evaluate hiring practices

January 21, 2015

    The pros and cons of using an outside employment agency to hire people to fill county government job openings became a topic of discussion during Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey’s weekly report to the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday morning.

Decatur City Council ‘joins 21st Century’ with new chambers

January 21, 2015

    “I want to welcome everybody to the new city hall,” Mayor John Schultz said. And with that, the first Decatur City Council meeting in the spacious new site of city government began Tuesday night.
    “This puts us in the 21st Century,” Schultz added later in the meeting.

Brisk run

January 21, 2015

    Decatur resident Ron Gallogly took a brisk run along the River Greenway Trail Monday morning under clear skies. Rain moved into the area Tuesday, making such activities problematic.
 

January 20th

City employees adjust to new surroundings

January 20, 2015

    The long awaited move into the new Decatur City Hall building at the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets — which took place Friday — went better than expected, according to Mayor John Schultz.
    While there are still a few kinks to work out, the new offices are up and running, even if nobody answers the phone yet.

Mother arrested after searchers find body of Bluffton boy, 3

January 20, 2015

    BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) —  The mother of a 3-year-old boy reported missing over the weekend and her boyfriend are facing preliminary charges after searchers located a child’s body, police said Monday.
    Breanna J. Arnold, 21, and Zachary S. Barnes, 30, both of Bluffton, face preliminary charges of child neglect resulting in death. A 16-year-old Marion boy also was arrested. Police said Barnes and the teenager are believed to be friends, and both face charges of abuse of a corpse.

Living on the edge

January 20, 2015

Despite temperatures rising well above freezing the past few days, these two anglers deemed the ice on Kekionga Pond in Decatur to be safe and were out trying their luck early Monday morning.

January 19th

Missing Bluffton toddler found dead in wooded area

January 19, 2015

    Bluffton police reported a body believed to be that of missing 3-year-old Owen Collins was recovered from a woods in rural Wells County Sunday evening.
    At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers went to a residence in the 500 block of Normandy Drive to do a welfare check on the occupants. Collins could not be located inside the residence. Emergency responders and citizens began a search for the toddler in the nearby area, according to a report from the department.

Coshow seeks Decatur City Council seat

January 19, 2015

    Craig Coshow has filed the necessary paperwork as a Republican candidate for the District 3 seat on Decatur City Council. That seat is currently held by Democrat Bill Crone.
    Coshow is the former president of Meshberger Bros. Stone Corp.

Worth the effort

January 19, 2015

    A cardinal enjoys a sunflower seed treat from a window feeder, despite having to dig through a little show for the tasty morsel. Warmer temperatures over the weekend made much of the area snow disappear.
 

January 16th

Trending video: The best diet tips and tricks for a healthy new year

January 16, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The best diet tips and tricks for a healthy new year
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

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