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October 8th, 2014
The second — and final — total lunar eclipse of 2014 took place early this morning. The moon, known as a “blood” moon, appeared to be a coppery red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that reflected onto the lunar surface. During the eclipse, although it’s completely in the shadow of Earth, a bit of reddish sunlight still reached the moon. The reddish glow is apparent in this photo, taken by Daily Democrat Associate Editor Jannaya Andrews at approximately 5 a.m.
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The Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon approved the appraisal of three residences on 4th Street in Decatur in their pursuit of land to purchase for the location of a parking lot to accommodate their planned construction of a new superior court building on 3rd Street.
A probable cause affidavit filed with the Adams County Circuit Court in the child molestation case against a 71-year-old Geneva man alleges unwanted sexual advances and touches on the part of the defendant were directed toward a 7-year-old female.
Richard A. Monroe was arrested Thursday by Berne police officers and was charged with child molesting, a Level 4 felony. He taken to the Adams County jail, where he was ordered held without bond. Monroe was scheduled to make his initial court appearance at 8:15 a.m. today.
Pony rides were one of the more popular outdoor attractions Saturday at the Lehman Park Festival in Berne. Many of the festival’s activities were pushed indoors by unseasonably cold weather.
Brittany Hernandez and Amy Schwartz volunteered their services Saturday at the Lehman Park Harvest Festival helping youngsters decorate their pumpkins for the upcoming Halloween holiday.
An Indiana congresswoman active in efforts to get more women involved in politics doesn’t think female voters would automatically rally around Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
Republican Rep. Susan Brooks also said it’s unfortunate that the United States hasn’t had a female president while many other countries have been led by women, and that she would like to see female candidates on both major parties’ national tickets.
The Town of Monroe Water Department will be testing fire hydrants and flushing water mains throughout the community Oct. 13-17.
Residents are asked to avoid doing laundry until late afternoon during the week to avoid getting rust on clothing.
Adams County farmers are hoping for a drier-than-predicted weekend, with one local grain elevator operator suggesting the fall harvest will “really take off next week” in the absence of heavy weekend rains.
A few farmers have begun to harvest soybeans — and a small amout of corn, according to Jeff Lehman at Lehman Feed Mill in Berne.
Talk of the new county jail to be located on the southwest edge of Decatur has made the rounds, landing at the doorstep of the Monroe Town Council Thursday evening.
Monroe Town Attorney Jeremy Brown informed the council of an upcoming vote regarding a tax levy in connection with the construction of the jail. Brown said a proposed .25 percent local option income tax could be allocated to the jail fund, while an additional .25 percent LOIT could go toward property tax cap relief for local municipalities.