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January 16th, 2015

Maintain the enthusiasm for arts, Cultural Connection group is told

January 16, 2015

    A collective of more than 30 people interested in advancing the arts in Adams County gathered Thursday night at Riverside Center to listen to Portland Arts Place Executive Director Eric Rogers discuss how to get such a movement started.
    The meeting was hosted by the Decatur Cultural Connection, a fledgling group formed last spring after Mayor John Schultz won a prize drawing for consultancy from Sharon Kennedy of Ball State University at a convention workshop.

Young volunteers sought for fledgling county Teen Court

January 16, 2015

    Adams County Superior and Circuit Courts, in partnership with the Adams County prosecutor’s office, the county probation department, the three county schools, Park Center, the county sheriff’s department and Drug Free Adams County, is beginning a Teen Court program and is in need of teen volunteers.  

Picture perfect

January 16, 2015

    A light snow that fell across the area late Tuesday evening treated residents to the beauty of winter among the everyday world, like this rustic barn just east of Willshire.

January 15th

Trending video: 2015 Oscar nominations announced

January 15, 2015

Video of the day: 2015 Oscar nominations announced

City rejects 3rd Street court site

January 15, 2015

    The board of Adams County Commissioners on Tuesday withdrew an  application before the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals for a contingent use exemption that would have allowed the construction of a new superior court on 3rd Street in Decatur.
    That withdrawal came during a special meeting of the BZA held Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Center, leaving the future of a downtown court building uncertain at best.

Citizens of the Year

January 15, 2015

    Brothers Fred (left) and Steve Lehman were named the Berne Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year during Tuesday evening's annual chamber membership dinner. A story on the award-winners appears in today's print and online editions of the Democrat.

Ehinger is Stephen Decatur Award winner

January 15, 2015

    Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Stephen Decatur Award.
    Each year the chamber gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner, to be held Feb. 5 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur.

January 14th

5 eye vacant seat on NA school board

January 14, 2015

    Five local residents have submitted letters of interest  seeking to fill a vacancy on the North Adams Community School’s board of education.
    The seat became open following the November general election when former board member Jim Voglewede was elected county clerk and therefore was required to resign his position on the board. The seat must be filled by Jan. 31, Board Attorney Scott Ainsworth said.

AC board adds member

January 14, 2015

    The Adams Central Schools’ Board of Education has a new District 3 representative. Brent Luginbill was approved by the board Tuesday evening at its regular monthly meeting to fill the position left vacant with the recent resignation of board member Dave Fox, whose board tenure ended Jan. 1.
    Luginbill said, “I hope to keep the same good caliber of teaching and keep producing the same caliber of kids that Adams Central has produced over the years.” 

Lifetime Achievement

January 14, 2015

    Maynard (Miz) Lehman, right, was presented with the Berne Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday evening during the annual chamber membership banquet. Additional photos and a story on the event will appear in Thursday’s Democrat.


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