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January 23rd, 2012

Purdue ensembles to perform in Decatur

January 23, 2012

    The Purduettes and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform in Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School on Sunday, March 4, starting at 3 p.m.
    Also performing will be the Purdue Flappers, Cowgirls and Ba-Na-Na.
    In addition, the Bellmont High School show choir will perform in a joint musical number with both of the Purdue ensembles.

Fruechte seeks a second term

January 23, 2012

    Republican Kim Fruechte has announced his candidacy and filing for re-election as District One Adams County Commissioner.
    Fruechte has held the position the past four years and expressed in his announcement that it has been a rewarding experience serving Adams County and that he has the knowledge and desire to continue serving the community.

January 20th

Wrestling meets delayed 2 hours

January 20, 2012

      Adams Central Athletic Director Rick Minnich noted Friday morning that the Allen County Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament, slated for Adams Central on Saturday, has been delayed two hours and will begin at 11 a.m. because of the impending snow storm.
    That will set the finals back to about 4:15 p.m.
    Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis noted that the Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament, scheduled for Kendallville on Saturday at 9 am., has been delayed until 11 a.m. 

Wind test plan stirs big storm

January 20, 2012

    Tensions were high at Thursday night's Adams County Board of Zoning and Appeals meeting as a crowd gathered to hear the board's decision regarding a proposed wind test tower being constructed in Adams County.

Ex-Berne mayor eyes council seat

January 20, 2012

    John Minch, who recently ended an eight-year run as mayor of Berne, has announced his candidacy as a Democrat candidate for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. Minch has filed the necessary paperwork to participate in the May primary election.

Second St. reopened after train derails

January 20, 2012

    This was the scene late Thursday morning as a train derailed just south of the Bunge North America location, closing the Second Street railroad crossing for several hours.
    The street reopened around 2:30 p.m. after a crew got the train back on the tracks.

January 19th

Depot work nearing a conclusion

January 19, 2012

    The City of Decatur continues to move closer to putting completely back in order — and ready for a tenant — the 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
    City council on Tuesday night authorized the expenditure of $12,000 to pay some bills and learned that it soon will be time to consider purchasing a new furnace for the structure.

Fourth Recorder candidate first on Democratic ticket

January 19, 2012

    Marcy Kaye (Smelser) Koons, of Decatur, has announced her candidacy as a Democrat for the office of Recorder of Adams County.
    Three Republicans have announced that they will be seeking the office: Deb Stimpson and Jim Voglewede of Decatur, and Gerald Walker of Berne.
    Current Recorder Connie Moser is barred by term limits from seeking a third term.

Rain... now snow

January 19, 2012

    Unseasonably warm weather brought with it a torrent of rain, swelling the St. Mary's River beyond it's banks and making the River Greenway Trail impassable to would-be hikers this week.
    Today, local weather station officials said the St. Marys River here had dropped from a Wednesday crest of 18.23 feet to 15.58 feet at 7 a.m. today.
    Cold weather now has Decatur in its grip.

January 18th

County to check out Music House

January 18, 2012

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Adams Country Commissioners, County Attorney Mark Burry presented a proposal from Schenkel and Schultz, a Fort Wayne engineering firm, to inspect the former Music House building for $3,200.
    The commissioners are looking at the now-vacant downtown building as a possible site for a new Adams Superior Court location.
    Chairman Doug Bauman said, "We have to investigate some alternative, and the Music House may be one. We won't know until we look."

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