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March 7th, 2012

City officers now carrying Tasers

March 7, 2012

    Decatur's police force is now armed ... with Tasers.
    Using strictly public donations, the city police department has purchased nine of the devices and they are being carried by the officers. The "road officers" — those who patrol — are carrying the Tasers with their sidearms.
    Another Taser is rotated among the shift commanders.

Signs project closer

March 7, 2012

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) was scheduled to take bids and then award a contract today for the massive street-sign project in Decatur.
    Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night that the project could begin within 45 to 60 days.
    All signs in the city will replaced and some permanently removed. Street marker posts will be replaced, but most stop sign posts will not, according to Gilbert.

Geneva enforces ban on trucks

March 7, 2012

    A Geneva town ordinance prohibiting trucks that are more than 25 feet long or more than 82 inches wide from parking on town streets is beginning to be more strictly enforced. According to Marshall Rob Johnson at Tuesday's town council meeting, this is the result of an increase in complaints. Johnson said the police department has already issued several written warnings.

March 6th

New shelter complaints are aired

March 6, 2012

    Once again a group area residents met with the Adams County Commissioners Monday to address concerns regarding the Adams County Animal Shelter.
     Joanna Stanley of Decatur said that according to a veterinarian in Berne, whom she declined to name, the animals at the shelter are suffering from upper respiratory infections, which are highly contagious to other animals as well as humans.

Police in crackdown against drunk driving

March 6, 2012

    "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is the newest theme of a police push to crackdown on drunk drivers, it was announced Monday by Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler.

NA rural board seat boundaries clarified

March 6, 2012

    A recent story in the Democrat outlining the selection process for candidates for the District 2 seat on the North Adams school board incorrectly listed the geographic boundaries for the district.
    District 2 includes the eastern half of Root Township, east of County Road 000; all of Union Township, and a portion of Washington Township.

March 5th

Wrong date listed for wind turbine meeting

March 5, 2012

    An informational meeting on wind turbines will be held on Tuesday, March 6,  at 7 p.m. at Riverside Center in Decatur. Saturday's printed edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat erroneously listed the date of the meeting as today (Monday).
    For more information visit www.ac-sos.com.

Plenty of questions for area lawmakers

March 5, 2012

    Even with controversial right-to-work legislation behind them, a pair of state lawmakers on Saturday learned that local constituents still have plenty on their minds.

NW principal gets Mohawk haircut

March 5, 2012

    Fourth-grader Cameron Howk was chosen to help give Northwest Principal Keith Dicke a Mohawk haircut on Friday morning.
    Dicke volunteered to get his hair cut if the students in the after-school service project club raised at least $300 for Read to Feed, a reading incentive program designed by Heifer International.
    Heifer International provides livestock for struggling families.
    The club raised $348 for the cause.

North Adams k-garten roundup slated April 19

March 5, 2012

    North Adams Schools will hold its annual Kindergarten Roundup from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Southeast School. Children who turn five years of age on or before August 1 are eligible to enroll for the 2012-13 school year.
    Parents must bring a copy of their child's immunization record, birth certificate and Social Security number on April 19. Registration packets are currently available at the North Adams administration building.
    Parents who cannot attend the Roundup are asked to call the school.

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