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September 17th, 2013
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
Eleventh-hour changes in the design of a rural sewer collection to service customers in the the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village have pushed the timeline for the project back slightly.
Evan Oliff, a bicyclist on the final leg of a three-day Chicago-to-Decatur trip, was led by a civilian motorcyclist on Wednesday afternoon to his final destination at Bellmont High School. A crowd of supporters that included North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman, BSH Principal Kim Harsh, Vice Principal Aaron Baker and many Bellmont students were gathered outside to cheer him on.
The Roman Catholic bishop for much of northern Indiana is recovering after surgery to repair a broken collarbone.
A spokesman for Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades says he was injured in a fall Sunday night while he was on his way to Washington, D.C., for meetings with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Diocesan spokesman Sean McBride tells The Journal Gazette that Rhoades returned to Fort Wayne on Wednesday and underwent surgery Thursday at a Fort Wayne hospital.
The South Adams Schools board of education struggled with how to handle the potential donation of a wrestling mat by the Gold Wrestling Club and the South Adams Sports Booster's Club during Tuesday evening's monthly meeting. At issue was a request to print the name of Nick Taylor, a South Adams grad who was killed while serving in the military in Afghanistan, on some portion of the mat.