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May 15th, 2015

Wounded Warrior event Saturday at The Wet Spot

May 15, 2015

    The Wet Spot bar, 254 2nd St. in Decatur, will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Day event beginning at 1 p.m. today. The event is open to those 21 and older.
    Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m., featuring Filthy Rags, Jon Durnell, After School Special, Robbie V and Forever Away. There will also be a hog roast, raffles and door prizes to be given away.
    There is no cover charge for this event and donations are greatly appreciated.

Run for the Fallen still on for today

May 15, 2015

    Indiana “Run for the Fallen” kicked off this morning at 7:30 a.m. with a ceremony at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The ensuring three-day, 140 mile run through many cities and counties throughout Indiana, including Decatur, Berne, Geneva and Portland. The run will end Sunday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Plaza downtown Indianapolis.
    Two Adams County residents who gave their lives in service to their country will be recognized during the Run for the Fallen event.

Video of the day: 6 microwave hacks to make your life easier

May 15, 2015

VIDEO: 6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

iPads approved for all BMS students

May 15, 2015

    Textbooks have not gone by the wayside quite yet, but that may not be the case for much longer as more schools are opting for iPads or similar devices for student instruction.
    Miriam Hopkins, technology director for North Adams Community Schools, addressed the board of education Tuesday evening to request approval for a lease option of iPads for Bellmont Middle School students.
    For more information, see today's print or online editions.

So many choices

May 15, 2015

    Jenny Sheets discusses the variety of plants available with vendors Gene and Lana Wolfe (in green) during Thursday’s season opening of the Decatur Farmer’s Market. The market is open every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at the city parking lot at the intersection of 1st and Madison streets.


Former Swiss Village director gets Hall honor

May 15, 2015

    Daryl Martin, former executive director of Swiss Village retirement community in Berne, was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for LeadingAge Indiana. Martin has been an active leader in services to the elderly for the state of Indiana and.
    See today's print or online editions for more information.

May 14th

Flying high

May 14, 2015

     Spirits were flying high, and colorful balloons followed suit shortly after the above photo was taken, as residents at Woodcrest retirement community in Decatur observed National Nursing Home Week on Monday with a balloon launch.


Free meals to be offered in summer through NA

May 14, 2015

    North Adams Community Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program, according to Food Services Director Erin Ripley.
    With the support of local businesses and non-profit organizations, free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and younger and to people older than 18 years of age who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children.

Councilman upset over jail bond sale process

May 14, 2015

    One member of the Adams County Council has lashed out at the firm overseeing the sale of bonds to finance the construction of a new county jail. See today's print or online editions to read the councilman's comments.

May 13th

Downtown revitalization is topic at Decatur town hall planning meeting

May 13, 2015

    Some three dozen Decatur residents and business professionals offered their input into what the downtown area will look like in the future during a public discussion session Tuesday evening at Riverside Center.
    Ideas flowed freely on topics ranging from the type of sidewalks and streetscaping that will be included in downtown Decatur in the future to the type and location of public pieces of artwork to adorn the downtown area.

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