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August 6th, 2013

Villa Lanes is gearing up

August 6, 2013

    As August arrived and the start of another bowling season is just around the corner, Mike Miller said he looks back on the first two years since the doors of Villa Lanes and Molly’s reopened after three plus years of being vacant.
    Miller, the only operator the bowling center has had since reopening, said he wanted to express his gratitude to all the people and businesses that have supported and patronized the establishment.

Mobile unit offers walk-in mammograms at low cost

August 6, 2013

    A mobile mammography coach visited downtown Decatur on Monday as part of a collaborative public-private partnership with one goal — giving women early detection in the fight against breast cancer.
    The mammography coach travels throughout northeast Indiana each year and has performed some 30,000 screenings since 2005, according to Debi Kennedy, community outreach coordinator at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Wynn named county director of zoning

August 6, 2013

    The county commissioners announced at Monday's meeting that they have appointed Mark Wynn of Berne to be the new director of zoning, planning and building, starting in September.
    Wynn, a member of Berne City Council, is the current owner of Marquis Builders in Berne, which he has put up for sale since receiving the news, and he will be taking over for Neil Ogg.

August 5th

Stratton-Porter would have felt at home at partyStratton-Porter would have felt at home at party

August 5, 2013

    Author Geneva (Gene) Stratton-Porter likely would have felt back at home in southern Adams County on Friday evening as local residents and visitors alike celebrated the native Hoosier's 150th birthday.
    An event dubbed Geneva’s Geneva was held at the Limberlost State Historic Site in the town that bears her name to celebrate the life and legacy of the author, naturalist, photographer and movie producer who for 25 years called the town of Geneva her home.

Chief: Fire department building new station

August 5, 2013

    The new fire station in Monroe is "coming along well," according to Monroe Fire Department Chief Russell Cook.
    Cook told the Monroe Town Council last week that the new station, located on the northwest side of Monroe near the water tower, is expected to be completed on schedule, if not a little before. Cook declined to give a date, but said work is progressing quickly.

County to get extra $1.4M in highway funds

August 5, 2013

    State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, is a statement released this week, has announced that Adams County will see an increase of more than $1.4 million in transportation funding for 2014 and 2015.
    Holdman said the General Assembly's biennial state budget, approved during this year's session, increased transportation funding statewide by $210 million during each of the two years covered. Adams County is slated to receive $5,730,199 in highway funds during that time, the state lawmaker said, an increase of $1,448,000.

August 2nd

Gearing up for Kekionga Fest

August 2, 2013

    The third annual Kekionga Community Garage Sale will be held Decatur on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.
    Sponsored by the Daily Democrat, the sale started as part of the city's 175th Anniversary Celebration and has continued as a part of the annual Kekionga Festival.
    Those interested in taking part in a special garage sale promotion by the Decatur Daily Democrat should contact the newspaper, 724-2121, for more information.

Internet, email service restored

August 2, 2013

    Internet and email service was restored to the Daily Democrat around noon on Friday.
    Both services have been on only infrequently since Thursday afternoon.
    Centurylink officials told the newspaper Friday morning that a widespread outage which affected numerous states on Thursday had been corrected around 6 p.m., but another outage sprung up.
 

Storybook to 'open' August 13

August 2, 2013

    Groundbreaking ceremonies for Storybook Park, a new green space and park area being created by the Adams Public Library System, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, at the corner of Jefferson and 3rd streets in Decatur. The public is invited to attend the event.
    APLS Director Kelly Ehinger said the fundraising campaign for the park has reached its first goal for groundbreaking of more than $50,000, or 50 percent of the total cost of the project.

August 1st

Tony Bennett said resigning in Florida

August 1, 2013

      TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s education commissioner will resign amid allegations that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican donor during his previous job as Indiana’s school chief, a state education official said Thursday.
    Tony Bennett will resign in the wake of the scandal surrounding Christel House Academy, the official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet authorized for public release.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...

 

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