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February 6th, 2012

Cook to seek coroner post

February 6, 2012

     Former Adams County Coroner Leslie L. (Barker) Cook has announced that she will seek a new four-year term, subject to the Republican primary.
    She is the only announced candidate for the office.
    Cook, a rural Decatur resident, has served in the coroner's office since 1998 and currently is the deputy corner under her husband, Mark Ccok, who was elected coroner four years ago. Leslie Cook was appointed coroner in 1998, then won election to the office from 2000-2004 and 2004-2008.

On the road to a new trail

February 6, 2012

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
    South Adams Trail, Inc. President Gary Habegger said this week that work to begin Phase 1A of the SATI project is progressing.
    Habegger said Phase 1A of the project will consist of a 10-foot-wide walking/biking path from Rainbow Lake in Geneva to the Wabash River; and also from the Lehman Park Pavillion to 700 South, in Berne.
    Trailheads will be located in both the Geneva and Berne locations with restrooms and parking available, Habegger reported.

Chamber gavel passed

February 6, 2012

    Outgoing Decatur Chamber of Commerce President Carl Stevens has ended a two-year run as head of the local organization.
     At last week's annual Chamber dinner, Stevens turned the gavel over to Decatur Daily Democrat Publisher Ron Storey, who will serve as chamber president for the coming year.
    The Chamber honored Ed Coil with the Stephen Decatur Award and two businesses, First Bank of Berne and Custom Car Care, as recipients of its large and small business awards, respectively.

February 3rd

Apparent illness fells Sigler

February 3, 2012

        (Editor's note: The following was written at 4:30 p.m., shortly before the Daily Democrat's press time for its Saturday morning edition.)

    Minutes after delivering his closing argument in the Charlie White case, former Adams County prosecutor Dan Sigler, acting as special prosecutor in the White case, quietly left the Hamilton County Courthouse north of Indianapolis.

Air base mission to change

February 3, 2012

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Department of Defense is planning a mission change for Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.
    The Journal Gazette reports the wing’s A-10 jets will be replaced by MC-12 aircraft,  a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft with a primary mission is providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces.

ED Coil 23rd to receive the Decatur Award

February 3, 2012

    Ed Coil, who was born in Ohio and spent the bulk of his professional career in Fort Wayne and Detroit before becoming bringing his numerable talents to Adams County, was bestowed with the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's greatest honor on Thursday evening as the 23rd recipient of its Stephen Decatur Award. 
    The award, presented annually since 1988 for lifetime achievement and contributions to the local community, was one of several handed out at the chamber's annual dinner meeting held at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.

Chamber honors 2 firms

February 3, 2012

    First Bank of Berne has deep roots in Adams County, dating back to 1891 when the financial institution was established in Berne.
    And while its roots in Decatur are less deep, dating back "only" to 1995, the bank was honored Thursday night as the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's Large Business of 2011 during the chamber's annual membership dinner.

Judge to bid for new term

February 3, 2012

    Democrat Fred Schurger has announced his candidacy for re-election as judge of Adams Circuit Court.
    He is the second announced candidate for the position. Republican Chad Kukelhan had previously announced his intentions to seek the judgeship.
    Schurger graduated from Decatur Catholic High School and obtained his bachelor's degree from Wabash College, then earned his juris doctor degree from Indiana University Law School, graduating cum laude.

February 2nd

FW base facing possible closure

February 2, 2012

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The commander of Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing says the base in Fort Wayne is awaiting word on whether it will be one of military bases the Pentagon closes.
    The Journal Gazette reports that Col. David Augustine said at a news conference Wednesday that all he’s heard so far is media speculation. He says hopes to hear of a decision on Friday.

Organizers gearing up for Spotlight

February 2, 2012

    The Spotlight on Decatur Business and Community Expo will return to Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 10.
    As in previous years, organizers have announced, Spotlight will open with the WZBD Free Bingo, complete with prizes donated by area merchants.
    Following bingo will be the Rotary Community Auction where many items, donated by Rotarians and local merchants, are offered for sale to the highest bidder. The auction will be conducted by ABC Realty and Auctioneers. 

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