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December 28th

Tragic end to a sweet love story

December 28, 2012

    A fairy tale story with a tragic ending was voted as the No.5 news story of 2012 by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
    On September 15, Decatur resident Bob Brown married his childhood sweetheart, Edith Northrup, in Berne. It was a match 50 years in the making.
    On June 9, 1960, at the age of 19, Brown came into contact with 7,200 volts of electricity while working at a construction site. He lost both of his hands and both of his feet in the accident and wore prosthetic limbs since that time.

December 27th

City, area getting back to normal; 3.5 snow

December 27, 2012

    Decatur and Adams County were returning to normalcy today after the season's first major snowstorm hit the area in the first week of winter.
    Officials at the Decatur weather station reported measuring three and one-half inches of snow

2012 elections in Adams County were unique

December 27, 2012

    The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    

Borne attends final commission meeting

December 27, 2012

    Bill Borne attended his last official meeting as Adams County Auditor on Wednesday, after serving two four-year terms in that office.
    Chairman Doug Bauman began the weekly county commissioners meeting by recognizing this, thanking Borne for his contribution, and adding, "In my opinion, Bill Borne is a very, very knowledgeable person when it comes to county government."

December 26th

Weather advisory issued for Adams County

December 26, 2012

    As of 12:30 p.m., Adams County is now at a WATCH Travel Alert Level. According to the Adams County Emergency Management, this status means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.
    To keep up with current codes and conditions, listen to WZBD 92.7 FM, or call (260) 692-6370; Emergency Management at (260) 724-5320; or the Adams County Sheriff's Department at (260) 724-5345.

 

4-6 inches said likely here, ending tonight

December 26, 2012

    Light snow began in falling in Decatur shortly after 7 a.m. today as the city and Adams County hunkered down awaiting the first major blast of winter.
    Snow accumulations of four to six inches are possible here, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Blustery winds had already arrived, with 20-25 mph blowing and gusts up to 35 mph.
    This area remained under a winter storm warning.

AC board takes apps for opening

December 26, 2012

    The Adams Central Board of Education will accept applications through Monday, December 31, for an open position on the board.
    The board will meet on January 7 to interview applicants and will appoint a new member on January 14, according to an announcement.
    Those interested in applying for the position may submit letters of interest to the Board of School Trustees, Adams Central Community Schools, 222 W. Washington St., Monroe, IN 46772.

Arrests in Amish attacks voted No. 7 story

December 26, 2012

    The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    

    The Adams County sheriff’s and Berne police departments in mid-September collaborated to quickly arrest four suspects in attacks on members of the Amish community in the Berne area. The story was voted as the Number 7 story of the year by employees of the Daily Democrat.

December 23rd

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

December 23, 2012

    In an effort to ease some of the apprehension of returning to school, the Connecticut Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is spearheading a nationwide snowflake campaign for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
    The goal is to hang individual paper snowflakes throughout their temporary school location as a surprise for the children when they reconvene in January, according to a news release.

Strauss arrest No. 9 story

December 23, 2012

    The Daily Democrat its taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
           
By J SWYGART
     resignation and subsequent arrest of a former administrator at South Adams School was voted as the year's No. 9 story by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.

 

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