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December 2nd

Court decision urgency expressed

December 2, 2014

    A two-hour work session by the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning with a representative of the architectural firm of Schenkel/Schultz and the contractor Construction Control Inc. proved helpful in clarifying location options for a new superior court building as well as reducing the overall cost of the new county jail.
    Schenkel/Schultz Principal Dave Sholl presented three options for where to locate the superior court structure, noting the “floor plans remain relatively the same no matter what site we put it on.”

Swan Lake

December 2, 2014

    Two of a wedge of a half dozen swans take flight after being spooked by the photographer Monday afternoon along the Adams-Jay County Line, near the Limberlost Swamp Wetlands Preserve. A flock of sandhill cranes was also reported to be in that area Monday but eluded the photographer’s lens.

Feeling crafty

December 2, 2014

   Morgan Huss of Decatur was among the youngsters who gathered for crafts, and a visit with Santa, at the Adams Public Library in Decatur Monday evening.


December 1st

Nominees sought by chamber

December 1, 2014

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes one outstanding individual and two superb businesses with its organization awards.
    According to a chamber press release, The Stephen Decatur award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond ordinary service to the community. The recipient of this award is someone that the community can look to for leadership and guidance. The award is named for naval hero Stephen Decatur, the namesake of the city.


December 1, 2014

    Jenae Scwartz, 9, Bluffton, was all smiles as she met Santa Claus Friday night at the Weihnachtsfest held in Berne.

Celebrating Christmas season

December 1, 2014

    The holiday spirit was evident in downtown Decatur early Sunday evening as residents came out under rainy skies for the annual Christmas-tree lighting ceremony. Above, a crowd congregates around the lighted tree on the courthouse square.

November 28th

Trending video: Five genius Thanksgiving leftover ideas

November 28, 2014

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Free Thanksgiving dinner from a community that cares

November 28, 2014

    A tradition continued in Geneva on Thanksgiving day.
And, judging by the enthusiasm in the voices of many of the two dozen or so volunteers on hand, the event’s future is in good hands.
The 31st annual free Thanksgiving meal was prepared and served or delivered to some 250 area residents Thursday, courtesy of the giving spirit of area merchants and individuals and selfless volunteers. The community event has taken place since 1983.

Health commish urges flu shots for Hoosiers

November 28, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner is urging Indiana residents to get flu shots, saying it helps prevent many from getting sick.  Dr. Jerome Adams says influenza is unpredictable, but it claims several thousand American lives every year.
    Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread by respiratory droplets from close contact with infected people or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.

Learning to plant corn

November 28, 2014

    Tracie Fuhrman and Kayden Hunter, students at Southeast Elementary, show how to plant a fish with corn seed. Students read poems and books about Thanksgiving and earlier this week followed a recipe for creating pudding cups. The students crumbled Oreos on top for dirt and planted their (candy) corn seed and added a (Swedish) fish for the fertilizer, just as the Indians taught the Pilgrims.


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