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May 1st, 2014

Underage drinking: Parents can play key role in ongoing battle, panelists say

May 1, 2014

    Drug Free Adams County hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss the affects underage drinking has on Adams County’s youth.
    Executive Director Kelly Sickafoose introduced three key speakers for the meeting: State Rep. Matt Lehman, Adams County Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller and Adams County sheriff’s deputy and Adams Central School Resource Officer Charlie Cook. Other participants were students and members of the Drug Free organization.

Sentencing reforms come with a price

May 1, 2014

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update the board on House Bill 1006 and the “affect it will have on Adams County and the jail,” he stated.


May 1, 2014

How do you get an industrial heating and cooling unit to its rooftop destination? Hire a helicopter, of course, which is just what Smith Brothers of Berne did Wednesday afternoon as part of its ongoing $4.5 million expansion project.

Photo by
Jannaya Andrews

April 30th

Economist: No end in sight for recession

April 30, 2014

    More than 60 area business leaders and other Adams County residents attended the second annual Economic Outlook Forum,  held Tuesday in the Decatur Room ofAdams Memorial Hospital. The event was sponsored by the First Merchant Bank in conjunction with the Decatur, Berne and Geneva chambers of commerce.

PRIMARY ELECTION PREVIEW Township trustees and boards

April 30, 2014


Township trustees and boards

    Voters will go to the polls May 6 during this year’s primary election. Among candidates on various ballots will be individuals seeking nomination to township boards.
    Those candidates are:
    • Blue Creek - None filed    
    • French — Norman Glass, Democrat, and Dianna Herman, Republican;

Fight at BHS sends pair to hospital

April 30, 2014

An altercation Tuesday morning between two male students at Bellmont High School ended with both of the combatants going through a plate glass window at the school receiving treatment at Adams Memorial Hospital for their injuries.
“The best way I can put it is that two students made some poor decisions as to how to handle a disagreement,” Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman said Tuesday afternoon.
“I’m confident this (a trip to the hospital” was not in their plans.”

April 29th

Two seek GOP nod as commissioner

April 29, 2014

    The decision by veteran District 2 Adams County Commissioner Ed Coil not to seek re-election this year has attracted two Republicans who are vying for the seat. Wes Kuntzman, executive director of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, will square off May 6 against former county treasurer Rex Moore. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage. Following are their responses.

Another day, another jail complaint lodged

April 29, 2014

    Another Adams County resident appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon at their regular weekly meeting to express his objections to the planned construction of a new county jail in downtown Decatur.

Berne moving forward with sewer bond sale

April 29, 2014

    Despite recently learning new mandates by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management may add substantial cost to the city’s planned renovation of its municipal sewer system, Berne City Council approved a motion to move forward with a bond ordinance to fund the project during Monday evening’s regularly scheduled meeting.

April 28th

Two seek clerk of courts seat

April 28, 2014

    With incumbent Gayla Reinhart barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year, two Republican candidates have tossed their hats in the ring and will seek the GOP nomination for Adams County Clerk of Courts. Veteran businessman Ed Dyer and longtime deputy county recorder Jim Voglewede Jr. will square off in the May 6 primary election. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage.

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