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September 27th, 2011

Homecoming Week at Bellmont

September 27, 2011

    It's Homecoming Week at Bellmont High School.
    Activities were kicked off Sunday as the school held its annual mud volleyball tournament on a wet and muddy day. The team that emerged as champion was comprised of sophomore Olivia Fuelling, senior Nathan Kortenber, junior Devon Schultz, senior Kyle Smith, senior Natalie McConnell, and senior Payton Selking.
    Powder puff football will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bob Worthman Stadium.

September 26th

BHS students creating e-books to help youngsters in Uganda

September 26, 2011

    Children growing up in the war-torn African nation of Uganda often face a perilous existence. Throughout 20 years of civil war, during which time thousands of Ugandan children as young as eight years old were abducted by rebel factions and forced either into military service or sexual servitude, the outlook for a peaceful and prosperous life was bleak.

Nussbaum still critical; further details given

September 26, 2011

    Jerry Nussbaum, 67, of Berne, who was shot 10 days ago by an Indiana state police trooper in a standoff in downtown Decatur, remains in critical condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne as of Saturday, according to a state police report.

Two fires fought near each other in the Berne area

September 26, 2011

    Decatur firefighters were called out on Saturday to assist at a farm silo fire in southern Adams County and were sent this morning to a small blaze at the Bunge North America complex in the city.
    The Saturday fire, which was first dispatched to the Berne Fire Department, occurred at the Kent Werst farm, 2570 W. County Rd. 750 South. The Decatur department sent its aerial platform truck, which can be extended to more than 100 feet and was used to reach the top of the silo.

September 23rd

Unopposed off ballots here

September 23, 2011

    The ballots for the November 8 general elections in Decatur and Berne will contain only the names of the candidates in contested races, not the names of unopposed candidates.
    Monica McCormack, the Adams County deputy clerk in charge of elections, told the Daily Democrat that the ballots will have only the seven contested races — one in Decatur and six in Berne — for two reasons.

Homestead and other deductions changed

September 23, 2011

    Adams County Auditor Bill Borne says he has been told of new interpretations of state tax law by officials at Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).
    The interpretations concern the application of deductions for taxpayers. Borne said that, effective immediately, several longstanding applications of the homestead and other deductions to property will change for the 2011, pay 2012, tax year, based on qualified taxpayers applying for the deductions.

Relative may move Dillinger house

September 23, 2011

    MOORESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A relative of 1930s gangster John Dillinger might move a central Indiana farmhouse that was owned by his family, saying local officials haven’t shown any interest in his plans to turn it into a tourist attraction.

September 22nd

APLS e-book collection now can be downloaded

September 22, 2011

    The Adams Public Library System has announced that its eBook collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle eBook reader.
    According to the announcement, library patrons in Decatur and Geneva can now download popular and classics eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle application, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more.
    Also, nearly every other eReader currently has the capability to download library eBooks, said APLS Director Kelly Ehinger.

Son of city man is sentenced in hire-murder plot

September 22, 2011

    "This is a heck of a way to resolve a longstanding family dispute."
    That comment on Wednesday from federal Judge William C. Lee in Fort Wayne on Wednesday summed up his feelings as he sentenced a Markle man, Troy Hott, to 30 months in prison for hiring somone to kill his father, Don Hott of Decatur.

City man to prison ...like his accomplice

September 22, 2011

    Decatur resident Isaac J. Gase was given four concurrent two-year prison sentences on Wednesday in Common Pleas Court at Van Wert, Ohio, for convictions of burglarizing four houses in Van Wert County in May of 2010.
    Gase, 29, also faces similar charges in Mercer County.
    His accomplice, Crystal Stauffer of Adams County, was given two years in prison last year for her part in the Van Wert County crimes.

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