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March 17th, 2015

Spring cleaning

March 17, 2015

    The mercury climbed to nearly 70 degrees Monday and area residents — such as Berne resident Robert Detrow — took advantage of the day to do a little yard work.


March 16th

BHS project shines light on local heroes

March 16, 2015

    Bellmont High School students in the World War II Topics course, led by Bryan Lineberry, are learning more than how to research. They are creating Adams County legacies from fallen local heroes as part of the class’s Gold Star project. 

The Spotlight was on Decatur

March 16, 2015

The Decatur Rotary Club’s annual auction was among the more popular attractions at this year’s Spotlight business expo, hosted by the Decatur Chamer of Commerce. Above, Rotarian John August holds a Minnie Mouse doll while soliciting bids.


Contest will pick name for ‘pocket’ park

March 16, 2015

    Decatur Main Street is now accepting nominations for a new name for the “Pocket Park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The public will help decide.
Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733 – attn: Name that park; by email at; or by phone at 724-7171. All submitted entries must include your name, address and phone number.

March 13th

Lunch prices going up for NA students

March 13, 2015

    The cost of food continues to rise, and regulations set for school corporations as a result of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity by — in part — placing dietary restrictions on school lunch programs has made an already challenging job more difficult.

Happy Valley

March 13, 2015

    The Adams Central High School music department will stage the final two performances of “Happy Valley High” tonight and Saturday evening in the school cafetorium. The musical performance is set in the 1950s and full of hip hop songs and lots of laughs. Pictured above are cast members Jared Lehman, Jonah Tijerina, Koty Frauhiger, Blake Lewis, Noah Quinones and Leah Agler.


Squabbling over salaries

March 13, 2015

    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan, Clerk of Courts Jim Voglewede and Chief Probation Officer Rhonda McIntosh all appeared before the Adams County Council Tuesday morning to ask permission to break the county hiring freeze and replace employees who have left the county’s employment.

March 12th

Decatur’s ‘Spotlight’ expo set for Saturday

March 12, 2015

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spotlight showcase event will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Bellmont Middle School.
    The Spotlight business expo, which annually draws more than 2,000 visitors, according to the chamber, allows local businesses and organizations to promote and display their goods and services.
    A new Adams County Relay for Life breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with serving to continue until 10 a.m.

Love is in the air

March 12, 2015

    Warmer temperatures, signaling the pending arrival of spring, apparently have awakened stirrings of courtship in this flock of wild turkeys, spotted Tuesday just north of Pleasant Mills.


What to do with Worthman Field?

March 12, 2015

    A little-known fact surfaced during the North Adams board of education meeting Tuesday evening when Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman informed the board the district still owns Worthman Field, located at the corner of 13th and Adams streets in Decatur.
    The question, Lehman said, was what to do with the land.

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