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February 4th, 2014

FOUR ARRESTS MADE IN BERNE ARMED ROBBERY

February 4, 2014

Four persons are in custody this morning at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center after having been charged for being involved in an armed robbery Saturday night in Berne around 10 p.m.
    The Berne Police Department reported the robbery took place at the Johnson’s Junction convenience store in the 700 north block of U.S. 27 in Berne. Berne authorities reported that two men entered the store brandishing a firearm and demanded money. Store personnel handed over an undisclosed amount of money and no injuries were reported.

Incentives added for Swiss theme in Berne

February 4, 2014

    What began as a controversial ordinance for some business owners and councilors in Berne is one step closer to being a “recommendation” following an open work session held Monday evening by Berne City Council.

Tanning salon owner has had fill of government regulations

February 4, 2014

    The owner of a Decatur tanning salon has had her fill of government interference, and is not pleased that Indiana lawmakers are sticking their noses even further into her business.
    A bill that would ban young people from using beds at tanning salons passed 30-17 last month in the state Senate and was sent to the House of Representatives for further discussion.
    Health concerns are driving the legislation, according to media reports.

February 3rd

Another 7” of snow

February 3, 2014

As we’ve all heard by now, that pesky Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday morning, predicting six more weeks of winter. Mother Nature, never one to disappoint, is setting up for yet another round or two of winter mayhem for the Adams County area.
    On the heels of a system that dumped 7 inches of fresh snow on the area Saturday evening, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

County native wins prestigious math honor

February 3, 2014

    An Adams County native and current profession at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne was the recent recipient of a prestigious award presented by the Mathematical Association of America.

Muncie Symphony Chamber Orchestra

February 3, 2014

The Muncie Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Douglas Droste, performed Friday night at Arts Place in Portland to a large and appreciative crowd. Sponsored by the Bank of Geneva, the orchestra performed musical selections from Michael Torke, Samuel Barber, Scott Routenberg, Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera.
Photo by Mike Lamm
 

January 31st

Farm groups hold annual dinner

January 31, 2014

    Three local agricultural organizations shared the spotlight at Thursday night’s Ag Extravaganza, held at the Decatur Knights of Columbus Hall. Nearly 100 members of the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Adams County Pork Producers Association and the Adams County Farm Bureau gathered to honor their respective agricultural leaders and elect new officers for the coming year.

Voglewede announces bid for clerk of courts

January 31, 2014

    Jim Voglewede Jr. of rural Decatur has announced his candidacy for Adams County Clerk of the Circuit Court on the Republican ticket.
    Voglewede is the second Republican to announce plans to seek the office that will be vacated because current Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart is barred by term limit law from seeking re-election. Decatur businessman Ed Dyer has also announced his candidacy for that seat.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.
 

Girl Scout cookies for troops

January 31, 2014

Coni Mayer, executive director of the Adams County Community Foundation, on Thursday helped area Girl Scouts understand the importance of supporting others in their community and offered tips on improving their sales technique during the current cookie sales drive. The ACCF will purchase two boxes of cookies from each Scout — a total of  200 boxes — which will be given to local military families.  
Photo by Ashley Thieme

 

January 30th

NA first in region to adopt ‘Big Goal’

January 30, 2014

     North Adams Community Schools is the first district in northeast Indiana to elect the “Big Goal” as their official mission statement. Board members approved the goal adoption at the January school board meeting.

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