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October 2nd, 2012

Silent auction geared to aid some school families

October 2, 2012

    The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF), along with North Adams Community Schools, has announced that a silent auction is under way to provide support for families in need of assistance for activities not funded by taxpayers.
    A news release said the volunteer committee will review applications submitted to the ACCF, focusing on needs for families before considering wants, should additional funds become available.

Sigler (the son) is special prosecutor

October 2, 2012

    Decatur native D.J. Sigler is following in the footsteps of his father, Dan.
    Sigler the son has been named a special prosecutor assigned to the case of Huntington County Commissioer Tom Wall, who has been charged with seven counts of misdemeanor battery against two women who worked for him.
    In a story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Sigler declined to comment on the details of the charges, but quoted the state statute that defines battery as “touching in a rude, insolent or angry manner.”

October 1st

Colts coach has leukemia

October 1, 2012

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia and is expected to be hospitalized six to eight weeks as he undergoes treatment.
    He will be replaced on an interim basis by offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
    Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement Monday during a somber and sometimes emotional news conference at the team complex.

Crisis Intervention Team eyed here

October 1, 2012

    Some members of local law enforcement will soon be better equipped to interact with individuals struggling with mental illness as they partner with Park Center to develop the new Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).
    The new program in Adams County is modeled after the CIT program in Fort Wayne, which was instituted after a stand-off altercation with a mentally ill man, who was subsequently killed by police.

Logjam removal will cost state near $95,000

October 1, 2012

    The Linkel Co. of Batesville, Indiana, has been awarded the contract to remove a huge logjam from under the Wendell Macklin Bridge in Decatur.
    Linkel was the low bidder for the project as the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) this week received bids on logjam removals at eight different locations in northeast Indiana.
    Linkel bid $94,754, while Yardberry Landscaping of Anderson bid $98,429 and Pioneer & Associates of Fort Wayne entered a bid of $176,610.

Haunted tours expanding

October 1, 2012

    Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours will return for Callithumpian 2012 with improved and expanded tours, it has been announced.
    The tours were featured as a one weekend event in 2011, but due to the demand for tickets last season it has grown to three weekends this year, the Callilthumpian Committee announced. Camelot Carriage Rides of Decatur will again provide the wagon and two horses for the rides.

September 28th

Amish resident praises police

September 28, 2012

    A member of the Amish community, who wished to remain anonymous, has expressed high praise and thanks to the Adams County Sheriff's and Berne Police Departments for their quick work in apprehending the suspects in the alleged recent Amish attacks in rural Berne.
    "We were afraid to send our children out," the man said this week in a visit to the Daily Democrat. "It was awful to be targeted like that. Those people could have gotten jobs or help from someone. They didn't have to do that [the alleged attacks]."

Driver in fatal given 6 years home detention

September 28, 2012

    A Huntington man who pleaded guilty to driving the truck that struck and killed a construction worker in Decatur in 2011 has been sentenced in Adams Circuit Court by Judge Fredrick A. Schurger.
    Gary L. Biehl, a resident of Huntington, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with  four years suspended. He will serve the six years on home detention.

Early voting dates, times are relisted

September 28, 2012

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has corrected a list of early voting hours published in this newspaper earlier this week.
     Starting on Tuesday, October 9, and running through Friday, November 2, early voting will be available  in the  courthouse from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
    Also scheduled are Saturday voting hours from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on October 27 and November 3.
    Voting hours on Monday, November 5, will be 8 a.m.-noon.

September 27th

Taylor’s guard unit returns

September 27, 2012

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana National Guard unit that lost six of its members, including Nick Taylor of Berne, during an almost year-long deployment in Afghanistan returned to Indiana Wednesday in a tearful, hug-filled reunion with friends and family.
    More than 80 members of the Valparaiso-based 713th Engineer Company were greeted by about 300 relatives and friends when they arrived at the Gary Army Aviation Support Facility.
    The hangar erupted in cheers as the door rose to reveal the returning soldiers.

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