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December 1st

Nominees sought by chamber

December 1, 2014

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes one outstanding individual and two superb businesses with its organization awards.
    According to a chamber press release, The Stephen Decatur award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond ordinary service to the community. The recipient of this award is someone that the community can look to for leadership and guidance. The award is named for naval hero Stephen Decatur, the namesake of the city.


December 1, 2014

    Jenae Scwartz, 9, Bluffton, was all smiles as she met Santa Claus Friday night at the Weihnachtsfest held in Berne.

Celebrating Christmas season

December 1, 2014

    The holiday spirit was evident in downtown Decatur early Sunday evening as residents came out under rainy skies for the annual Christmas-tree lighting ceremony. Above, a crowd congregates around the lighted tree on the courthouse square.

November 28th

Trending video: Five genius Thanksgiving leftover ideas

November 28, 2014

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Free Thanksgiving dinner from a community that cares

November 28, 2014

    A tradition continued in Geneva on Thanksgiving day.
And, judging by the enthusiasm in the voices of many of the two dozen or so volunteers on hand, the event’s future is in good hands.
The 31st annual free Thanksgiving meal was prepared and served or delivered to some 250 area residents Thursday, courtesy of the giving spirit of area merchants and individuals and selfless volunteers. The community event has taken place since 1983.

Health commish urges flu shots for Hoosiers

November 28, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner is urging Indiana residents to get flu shots, saying it helps prevent many from getting sick.  Dr. Jerome Adams says influenza is unpredictable, but it claims several thousand American lives every year.
    Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread by respiratory droplets from close contact with infected people or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.

Learning to plant corn

November 28, 2014

    Tracie Fuhrman and Kayden Hunter, students at Southeast Elementary, show how to plant a fish with corn seed. Students read poems and books about Thanksgiving and earlier this week followed a recipe for creating pudding cups. The students crumbled Oreos on top for dirt and planted their (candy) corn seed and added a (Swedish) fish for the fertilizer, just as the Indians taught the Pilgrims.


November 26th

Food pantries step up to the plate

November 26, 2014

    Despite reportedly lower unemployment rates and rebounding economy, the number of people in need this holiday season is great, and compassion has moved many to help.
    Compassionate Ministries, 164 N Jefferson St. in Berne, is a poverty relief organization serving southern Adams County. Started in 1986, the organization has been led by Rev. Don Sauls for several years.

Free Thanksgiving dinners are a long-standing tradition in Geneva

November 26, 2014

    In 1983, Geneva Pizza King owners Ruth Brown and Connie Lunn came up with the idea of offering a free Thanksgiving meal to residents of Limberlost Apartments who didn’t have a place to go for the holiday to enjoy a good, hearty feast.    

DDD delivery will be early on Thursday

November 26, 2014

    The Daily Democrat once again this year will publish a Thanksgiving Day edition and subscribers will receive their papers early Thursday morning.
The newspaper’s business office will be closed Thursday to allow employees to spend the holiday with their families.
Thanks also go out to subscribers for their patience and understanding during our current carrier shortage.

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