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November 4th, 2014

Polling Day

November 4, 2014

     Voting began at 6 a.m. today on what has been predicted to be a light day of polling in Adams County and across the nation. Above, two area residents cast their votes at the North Adams Community Schools’ administration building.
 

Berne tourism talk: Spreading the word said key to success

November 4, 2014

    There’s a lot happening in Berne, according to the Berne Chamber of Commerce, and getting the word out was the main topic at a special State of Tourism meeting held Monday evening.

Trending video: What we learned from the Colts win over the Giants

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: What we learned from the Colts win over the Giants
Donovan, Randy and Glazer recap the Colts Monday night win.

November 3rd

Dems, GOP offer Electionn Day rides to Adams County voters

November 3, 2014

    The Adams County Republican Party will offer rides to the polls Tuesday for all who need assistance. Call Adams County GOP chairman Bill Borne at 565-3460 at leave a message with your name, address, polling place and any other requirements or needs you may have. Borne will arrange the route and call you back with a time for you to be picked up after all arrangements have been made.
If demand for a ride to the polls is high, other party members will assist to assure all get their opportunity to vote.

Red Cross cuts claim a face familiar to county

November 3, 2014

    The American Red Cross is in the process of cutting 1,200 jobs across the country. The program specialist for the Adams County shapter, Vikki Ellis, was among those let go during the nationwide cuts. Her last day on the job was Friday.
    The Red Cross fiscal year runs from July to June. Ellis said that at the end of fiscal year 2014 the numbers showed the Red Cross was operating at a $70 million deficit. “You can’t continue to do that and keep the doors open everywhere,” Ellis said.

Tomorrow is Election Day

November 3, 2014

    The polls will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and close 12 hours later as voting in the 2014 General Election takes place in Adams County and throughout the nation.
    Adams County voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots in two countywide contested ballots Tuesday.

Bellmont falls to Concordia

November 3, 2014

Members of the Bellmont volleyball team walked off the court in dejected fashion Saturday after their season came to an end in the Class 6A semi-state tournament. Bellmont fell to Concordia, while the Adams Central Lady Jets also saw their season end with a semi-state loss to Southwood in Class 2A. See the online or print editions of today's Democrat for game stories and more.

October 31st

Trending video: The best Halloween costumes for pets

October 31, 2014

VIDEO: The best Halloween costumes for pets
Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

Suit filed in federal court alleges local jail rape

October 31, 2014

     A lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne contains allegations of rape against a former Adams County jail staffer. The suit also accuses Sheriff Shane Rekeweg and an unnamed female jail staffer of negligence in allowing the alleged sexual assaults to take place.

Crash site ceremony honors former Indy 500 3-time winner

October 31, 2014

    A brief ceremony was held Thursday afternoon — 60 years, nearly to the minute, after an Indiana auto racing legend died in a cornfield near Peterson in Adams County — to pay tribute to the man credited with saving the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from extinction.
    Three checkered flags, some flowers and a makeshift podium were assembled along County Road 500N at 4:30 p.m. for the ceremony marking the remembrance of the lives of Wilbur Shaw and two other men who were killed in a plane crash at the site in 1954.

 

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