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September 19th, 2013
It’s that time of year — late summer — when morning and evening skies often tend to take on an eerie look and feel. Such was the case Wednesday morning, as shown in this photo looking north down 1st Street in Decatur.
Members of the Adams County Commissioners and the Adams County Council were updated Tuesday morning on various design aspects of the proposed new courthouse by Cory Miller, principal of the Fort Wayne architectural firm of Schenkel-Schultz.
What’s needed, how to plan for it and present it, and numerous other aspects of a bid for a Stellar Communities grant was unveiled for Decatur City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation have gathered beneath the Wendell Macklin bridge in Decatur this week in preparation for a log-jam and sand bar removal project.
Photo by J Swygart
Two Bluffton High School students were taken into police custody Monday after officials believe they left a note in a restroom warning of a bomb in the school earlier that morning.
Bluffton Police Chief Tammy Schaffer said her department received a call from school officials at 9:50 a.m. Monday saying there was a bomb threat at the school. The warning was delivered via a note found in a school bathroom.
School is certainly back in full swing in Adams County, and Bellmont High School is bustling with activity and fun for the entire community this fall. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events for the whole family.â€¨
A deadly shooting in the heart of the nation’s capital has reignited talk about guns, but it’s uncertain whether the tragedy will revive a legislative debate that has gone cold in the face of opposition from Second Amendment supporters.
The case for increased gun control has become increasingly difficult, evidenced by the National Rifle Association-backed recall of two Colorado legislators who supported stricter laws and President Barack Obama’s powerlessness to pass his legislation.
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As some readers may already know, there have been a few changes at the Decatur Daily Democrat. More than a few, actually. We’ll try to summarize.
The final bluegrass jam of the season was held Sunday at the Gene Stratton- Porter cabin at the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva. The event drew more than 20 artists performing on guitar, bass, Dobro, banjo, fiddle, Jew’s harp, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals. In excess of 100 people attended the final performance, which was organized and under the direction of Historic Site curator Randy Lehman.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Collin Lahr and Maddi Kloepper were crowned 2013 Homecoming King and Queen during festivities Friday night at South Adams High School. The Starfires dropped a 40-34 heartbreaker to Heritage.
Photo by Kalvin Fiechter