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January 20th, 2015

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.

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.
 

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