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July 17th, 2012

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.

Cycling cops stop to honor Elson, others

July 12, 2012

    The 10th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors riders were in Decatur Wednesday during day three of a 19-day trek riding nearly 1,000 miles throughout Indiana.    The event kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Monday as 53 cyclists participating in this year's ride began their journey in honor of fallen Indiana law enforcement officers.

NA budget must get city council approval...huh?

July 12, 2012

    The Indiana General Assembly, in its infinite collective wisdom, has created a series of quirks in the upcoming budget approval process for some Indiana school districts.

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