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October 1st, 2012

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.

Harvest is under way... with good news and bad

September 27, 2012

    The fall corn and soybean harvest is under way in Adams County, but producers in many cases may not like the results.
    Anya Pinkerton, director of the Adams County office of the Farm Service Agency, said Tuesday that several soybean fields have been harvested to date, with yields "right around normal — at 48 bushels per acre."

Hospital sees big savings

September 27, 2012

    The sale of bonds to refinance $34,385,000 owed on the original bond issue for the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) went off without a hitch last week and early results show hospital officials should realize even greater savings than originally anticipated — nearly $3.5 million.
    The Indiana Bond Bank conducted the sale of bonds on September 19 and it took approximately 90 minutes to complete the transaction.

September 26th

Andy Williams dies at 84

September 26, 2012

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature ‘‘Moon River,’’ Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ‘60s we usually hear about.
    ‘‘The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t there,’’ the singer once recalled. ‘‘Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself.’’

Bank donates home to library

September 26, 2012

    The Adams Public Library System recently acquired the Richard Roudebush property across from the Decatur branch through a gift from First Merchants Bank and is planning to convert it into a green space.
    Library director Kelly Ehinger said, “The location is perfect for outdoor programming and is a dream come true!”

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