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January 15th, 2015

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January 15, 2015

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City rejects 3rd Street court site

January 15, 2015

    The board of Adams County Commissioners on Tuesday withdrew an  application before the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals for a contingent use exemption that would have allowed the construction of a new superior court on 3rd Street in Decatur.
    That withdrawal came during a special meeting of the BZA held Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Center, leaving the future of a downtown court building uncertain at best.

Citizens of the Year

January 15, 2015

    Brothers Fred (left) and Steve Lehman were named the Berne Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year during Tuesday evening's annual chamber membership dinner. A story on the award-winners appears in today's print and online editions of the Democrat.

Ehinger is Stephen Decatur Award winner

January 15, 2015

    Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Stephen Decatur Award.
    Each year the chamber gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner, to be held Feb. 5 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur.

January 14th

5 eye vacant seat on NA school board

January 14, 2015

    Five local residents have submitted letters of interest  seeking to fill a vacancy on the North Adams Community School’s board of education.
    The seat became open following the November general election when former board member Jim Voglewede was elected county clerk and therefore was required to resign his position on the board. The seat must be filled by Jan. 31, Board Attorney Scott Ainsworth said.

AC board adds member

January 14, 2015

    The Adams Central Schools’ Board of Education has a new District 3 representative. Brent Luginbill was approved by the board Tuesday evening at its regular monthly meeting to fill the position left vacant with the recent resignation of board member Dave Fox, whose board tenure ended Jan. 1.
    Luginbill said, “I hope to keep the same good caliber of teaching and keep producing the same caliber of kids that Adams Central has produced over the years.” 

Lifetime Achievement

January 14, 2015

    Maynard (Miz) Lehman, right, was presented with the Berne Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday evening during the annual chamber membership banquet. Additional photos and a story on the event will appear in Thursday’s Democrat.


January 13th

Former school superintendent seeks District 1 council seat; incumbents eye different slots

January 13, 2015

    The decision by Decatur 4th District Councilman Ken Meyer to seek election as the city’s next mayor has set off a chain reaction within the local Republican Party, with two incumbent councilmen seeking different positions on the council and a political newcomer tossing his hat into the ring.

Mailboxes: Victims of the war on winter

January 13, 2015

    Mailboxes and snowplows were the subject of discussion when Adams County Engineer and Highway Superintendant Tim Barkey addressed the Adams County Commissioners during their busy weekly meeting Monday morning.

Snowmen and snowman

January 13, 2015

    The recent round of winter weather caused many schools to cancel classes Monday. Mild temperatures allowed children, like Devon (left) and Junior Green of Willshire, to celebrate the unexpected reprieve from school by building a snowman.

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