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April 1st, 2014

Little climber

April 1, 2014

It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Gideon Hower, 3, of Monroe, as he begins his ascent of the rock climb at Legion Park Monday afternoon. The city's parks were a buzz of activity as sunshine and temperatures which reached 64 degrees made for a pleasant day outdoors.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
 

HITTING THE HILL

April 1, 2014

Spring break ended abruptly for members of the Bellmont track team Monday as it was back to training in a big way. The student-athletes were forced to scale the large hill — used for sledding in the winter — as part of their conditioning.

Photo by  Jannaya Andrews

March 31st

Selling the SIZZLE

March 31, 2014

    When it was announced March 19 the city of Decatur was was one of six finalists for a Stellar Communities grant which, if awarded, would pump millions of dollars into local community improvement projects, the excitement in the air was palpable.

FIRST PERSON Sandwich Shop an example of what Stellar can mean

March 31, 2014

    Staff photographer Mike Lamm and I arrived in Delphi Wednesday about 45 minutes early for our scheduled meeting with Mayor Randy Strasser. It was by design, as we had left ourselves a little extra time to absorb the “flavor” of the small city before meeting with its chief executive to discuss his experience in landing a Stellar Communities grant.

Sunday brings warmer temperatures

March 31, 2014

A beautiful Sunday afternoon led to a case of "Spring Fever" for many area residents. Families were seen walking, riding bikes and strolling with their pets. Pictured riding down Briarwood Trail in Decatur is Dreyton Achleman, leading the way for his mother Crystal and little brother Tylor.
Photo by Ashley Thieme

 

March 28th

Democrat staff wins 5 AP awards

March 28, 2014

The Decatur Daily Democrat captured five awards in the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors’  2014 news and photo competition.
    The results of the contest, which recognizes outstanding newspaper writing and photography by member news organizations during 2013, were announced Thursday.
    Daily Democrat staff reporter Mike Lamm won first place in the general interest column-writing competition. Entrants were asked to submit three opinion pieces and were judged on the total body of their work.

Few file for tax refunds

March 28, 2014

    Adams County Auditor Mary Beery has released information related to the improper property tax calculations performed by her office for low income senior citizens who qualify for an over-65 age tax deduction.

Gardening at the Riverside Center

March 28, 2014

Representatives from Heller Nursery entertained youngsters Thursday evening at Riverside Center in Decatur with gardening tips and a chance to plant a pansy, zucchini and Jade plants. Pictured are Aaliya Vergara, left, and Ashten Miller, both of Decatur.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

March 27th

Early voting begins April 8

March 27, 2014

    Adams County Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart has announced early voting hours for the 2014 May primary election will be held from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.,  April 8 through May 2, in the hallway of the Adams County courthouse, on the main level.
    Early voting will also be held from 8 a.m.-noon on May 5, the day before this year’s May 6 primary balloting. Saturday early voting hours will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 and May 3.

Winter took heavy toll on hospital finances

March 27, 2014

    Snow, ice, slush, cold temperatures and just plain ‘ole miserable winter weather was listed as a main factor in Adams Memorial Hospital showing a year-to-date deficit of $201,193 in a report given to members of the hospital board of trustees Wednesday night.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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