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February 2nd, 2012
The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently held its fifth annual Ag Extravaganza, at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Decatur.
According to a news release, items discussed included financial reports, elections, and awards for the Pork Producers, Farm Bureau, and the SWCD.
Some highlights of the evening included the following:
• Luke Liechte received the 2011 Pork Producers Scholarship.
On a January day when the normal high in the Decatur area is 33 degrees, the temperature soared to a top mark of 57 degrees at the city's weather station on Tuesday, bringing a preview of the springtime ahead.
The National Weather Service at Fort Wayne recorded a high of 56, five degrees under the record high of 61 set in 1989.
The Decatur weather station registered a low of 46 degrees early this morning — 13 degrees above the normal high! The normal low for January 31 is 18.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s top elections official signed documents showing he was living at an address different than one he listed on voting records, witnesses testified Tuesday as prosecutors began building their case in a trial that could cost Secretary of State Charlie White his job and his freedom.
White faces charges of fraud, perjury and theft. A conviction on even one of the seven felony counts would force his removal from the politically powerful office.
Former Adams County assessor Judy Affolder, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council.
Affolder is the third Democrat, and eighth candidate overall, to announce intentions to seek an at-large berth on the council. Other announced candidates include incumbents Dennis Bluhm and Randy Colclasure, both Republicans, along with fellow Republicans Rob Noetzel, Pat Norton and Tony Mellencamp. Other Democrats seeking election include John Minch and Robert Thomas.
The announcement by Adams County Council President Randy Colclasure that he will seek a new term this year means five Republicans are seeking three council nominations in the May primary.
Colclasure and Dennis Bluhm of rural Preble are bidding for new terms. Also in the primary field will be Rob Noetzel of Decatur, the GOP county chairman; Tony Mellencamp of Berne; and Pat Norton of rural Decatur.
A group of concerned residents addressed the Adams County Commissioners on Monday regarding a proposed wind test tower in Adams County.
Commission Chairman Doug Bauman asked that Building/Planning and Zoning director Neil Ogg and plan commission attorney Adam Miller address the crowd as to the proper channels for submitting a variance.
Adams County native Randy Colclasure of Decatur has announced his candidacy for a Republican nomination for an at-large seat on the Adams County Council.
He was originally elected to the council in 2000 and currently serves as its president while in his third council term.
Taylor Kennedy has been named 2012 Silver Arrow queen at Bellmont High School.
The daughter of Brian and Chris Chester, a senior, was crowned at halftime of Friday night's boys basketball game.
She was crowned by last year's queen, Dana Kazmarek.
Other candidates were Payton Schultz and Erin Hunter.
Adams County attorney Chad Kukelhan has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for judge of the Adams Circuit Court.
Kukelhan is the first announced or filed judge candidate. The current judge, Frederick A. Schurger, a Democrat, has not announced if he will seek a new term.
Local businessman Ed Dyer has announced his filing for the office of Adams County Treasurer, subject to the Republican primary.
He is the first announced or filed candidate for the position. Current Treasurer Rex Moore cannot seek a new term due to term limits.
A lifelong resident of Decatur, Dyer has been married to Kate (Eichhorn) Dyer for 37 years. Kate has worked in her family business, Eichhorn Jewelry, for over 40 years.