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February 1st, 2012

Affolder seeks seat on council

February 1, 2012

    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.

January 31st

Candidate, candidates

January 31, 2012

    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.

Wind test foes are told to list their ideas

January 31, 2012

     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.

Colclasure 5th in GOP council field

January 31, 2012

    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.

January 30th

Kennedy named 2012 Silver Arrow queen

January 30, 2012

    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.

Kukelhan candidate for circuit court judge post

January 30, 2012

    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.

Dyer first candidate for treasurer post

January 30, 2012

    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.

January 27th

Cookies free to send to those in military

January 27, 2012

    Fifty-seven Adams County Girl Scouts, Daisies, and Brownies recently visited the Adams County Community Foundation in downtown Decatur as part of the annual "Troop and a Tour . . . for the Troops" project.
    Each Girl Scout received a presentation about the historical aspects of the building and an overview of the purpose and mission of the Foundation by Executive Director Coni Mayer    

Award recipient has aided community in many ways

January 27, 2012

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce Awards has announced that Edwin E. Coil has been selected as its recipient of the 2011 Stephen Decatur Award. 
    He will receive the award at the Chamber's annual dinner meeting on February 2 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
    During and following his 52 years with the Zollner Corporation, Coil devoted himself to the service of the community in numerous and varied ways, Chamber officials said in making the announcement.

Judge stays chairman of health network board

January 27, 2012

    The status quo will remain in effect at the Adams Health Network for the coming year with the annual reorganization of the network being done at its January board of trustees meeting on Wednesday night.
    The five members of the trustees — Dr. Robert E. Judge, Russ Flueckiger, Dennis Bieberich, Larry D. Macklin, and Louise Ray — were unanimous in their decision to retain Dr. Judge as chairman of the trustees for another year as well as Flueckiger as vice chairman and Bieberich as secretary.

 

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