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July 17th, 2012

Berne soldier Nick Taylor killed in Afghanistan

July 17, 2012

    BERNE — The family of an Indiana National Guard soldier from Berne says he was killed Sunday night during an attack in Afghanistan.
    Nick Taylor, 20, of Berne was driving an armored truck when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, according to his brother Drew Taylor. He told The Journal Gazette that Guard officials told the family that his brother wasn’t the only soldier killed in the attack but didn’t give details.

Big night on tap at the fair

July 17, 2012

    The Adams County 4-H Fair has crowned a Miss Adams County, Kaylea Kongar, and tonight it will crown its 2012 Royal Ambassador.
    Tuesday is always one of the biggest nights for the 4-H annual event and tonight will hold to that tradition. The parade, led by grand marshals Gloria Sommer and Shirley Steiner, will begin to roll through the streets of Monroe at 7.
    Following the parade, attention will shift to the fair stage where several recognitions will be given and the new Royal Ambassador will be announced.

Backhoe backdrop: Statehouse fight

July 17, 2012

    The Adams County Solid Waste Management District's board of directors on Monday directed its attorney to negotiate and execute an inter-local agreement with the county commissioners that ultimately would lead to the waste district's purchase of a new backhoe. That piece of equipment, in turn, would be shared with the county surveyor's office if the legal details can be worked out.

July 16th

Fair’s off and rolling

July 16, 2012

    Kaylea Kongar was crowned Miss Adams County on Sunday night as the Adams County 4-H Fair hit the ground running.
    Activities pick up today, with the rabbit and sheep shows plus the Horse and Pony Show held this morning, followed by the poultry show in early afternoon.
    The Starter Calf Show is on tap at 5, followed by the stage performance of Studio 180 at 6. The Grand Champion presentations will be made at 6:30, then the Decatur Dance Academy will take over the stage at 7.

‘Devoted’ Wyss remembered by cycling cops

July 16, 2012

    When Cops Cycling for Survivors visited the Decatur area last week, their first stop was at the grave site of Decatur Police Officer Jerrold J. "Jerry" Wyss, who was killed in the line of duty on October 23, 2001.
    Wyss, a 1991 graduate of Bellmont High School, was killed while on his way to assist another officer in pursuit of a vehicle whose passengers had been firing a gun into a residence in rural Adams County.

Audio/visual equipment upgrade is approved for courts and jail

July 16, 2012

    Both Adams County courts, along with the jail, are looking to upgrade the audio/visual equipment used during hearings to better accommodate the courts, deputies, and inmates.
    Carrie Freeman of superior court met with Adams County Council this week to request $22,137, to be taken out of adult user probation fees and cover the cost of upgrading the courtroom system and providing an additional feed to the jail.

July 13th

Truck downs lines, knocks out power and causes fire

July 13, 2012

    Inconvenience quickly turned to chaos as downed power lines caused widespread outages and sparked a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building on Thursday.
    At approximately 9:30 a.m. a semitrailer driven by Edgar Butler of East Point, Michigan, attempted to drive between two I&M poles on the west side of the Pizza Hut parking lot.

Restaurants lose power

July 13, 2012

    The power outage from the accident on Thursday seemed to have more of an effect on residents and businesses on the west side of 13th Street. Some restaurants — such as Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Subway, all close to the proximity of the original accident — were without power until about around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Club leaders to head 4-H parade

July 13, 2012

    Adams County 4-H club leaders Shirley Steiner and Gloria Sommer have been named the 2012 Adams County 4-H parade grand marshals.
    The fair officially kicks off on Sunday.
    Shirley and Gloria together have a total 36 years of service as 4-H volunteers, according to a news release.  For many years they were the Hartford Happy-Go-Lucky Club leaders.

July 12th

Truck takes down power lines-sparks fire

July 12, 2012

    A semi truck failed to clear power lines in the back section of the Pizza Hut parking lot, snapping two poles causing wide spread power outages along 13th Street and sparking a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building.
    An I&M spokesman said power is expected to be restored by early evening Thursday.
    For more information, see Friday's edition of the Democrat.

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