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May 14th, 2012

Back 40 history long and unique

May 14, 2012

    For over 60 years, the Back 40 Junction, with it's museum-quality antiques and railroad memorabilia, has been a hotspot for dining and a topic of conversation for area residents and travelers alike.

Bellmont pink prom has a special guest

May 14, 2012

    Bellmont High School held a pink prom at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne on Saturday night — with a special guest.
    In honor of a classmate's mother who is fighting breast cancer, numerous students were sporting pink, the boys wearing pink vests and, in some cases, pink ties.

Lawson mending fences

May 14, 2012

    Six weeks into her position job as Indiana's Secretary of State, Connie Lawson is fully aware of the public relations job that lies ahead of her. There are fences to be mended and public relationships and trust to be restored in the office she now holds.
    Lawson was appointed to her new position by Gov. Mitch Daniels on March 16 to succeed fellow Republican Charlie White, who was removed for office after his conviction on a charge of voter fraud.

May 11th

Motor Sports Festival slated June 15

May 11, 2012

    The 12th annual Motor Sports Festival will be presented in downtown Decatur on Friday June 15, it has been announced by the sponsoring Chamber of Comerce.
      Registration will begin at 4 p.m. and the show will continue until 9p.m.
    Several food vendors will have food available for sale. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be returning with their popular spiral fries and Common Ground Church will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs and sloppy Joes, the announcement said.

Milk truck rolls over on 224

May 11, 2012

     A semi hauling 6,000 gallons of milk rolled over at the intersection of US 224 and 600 E around 12:30 this morning.
    No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
    No milk spilled out of the truck from Eagle Transport Group of Goshen. According to an Adams County sheriff at the scene, another milk truck was called in to transfer the milk which was not contaminated in the accident.
    The driver was not injured.

Clothe-A-Kid drive is gearing up

May 11, 2012

    Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) has announced the beginning of the annual Clothe-A-Kid for School campaign.
    Children participating in the free or reduced-price lunch program in Adams County, and who will be at least four years old and in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth at the start of the 2012-13 school year, are eligible for this program.
    "The purpose of this project is to send needy children back to school with a brand new set of clothes," said Executive Director Claudia Karges.

May 10th

Facebook contest winners announced!

May 10, 2012

    Congratulations to Tina Beer, Dawn Keller-Miller and Suzanne McFarren Markley — the winners of the Decatur Daily Democrat's "Like" Us on Facebook contest!
    The winners may visit the DDD office to claim their prize by Monday, May 21. They will each receive a $10 gift certificate to an Adams County business. If a prize goes unclaimed, another name will be drawn.

Pilot program at ACentral is outlined

May 10, 2012

    Adams Central High School business teacher Sharilyn Boots, accompanied by student Deatra Gremaux, talked to the Adams Central Board of Education this week about a pilot program allowing students to participate in virtual internships.
    Boots stated she was contacted by Ryan Twist of the Talent Initiative about establishing a group of students who would take part in the internship program.

NAdams approves Adams-Wells change

May 10, 2012

    At this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board, Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk brought the board up to speed on the reorganization process of the Adams-Wells Special Services Cooperative program.
    The group, which involves three school districts in both Adams and Wells Counties, will all be affected by several resolutions (which will need to be passed by all six school boards to be effective).

SAdams approves deal to sell land

May 10, 2012

    The South Adams Schools Corporation moved forward with the sale of the former elementary school property, located at the corner of US 27 and SR 218 in Berne, when a purchase and sale agreement was signed at this week's board meeting.
    A bid of $747,300 was accepted at the end of March from CDI Development Services, LLC, which was the only bid received.

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