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November 21st, 2014
For the first time in 22 years, the South Adams Starfires have a shot at a semi-state championship. And the students of South Adams are most definitely caught up in the excitement.
Despite a regular season record of 3-6, many Starfire fans and students were looking forward to the playoffs with hope, remembering last year’s mediocre season which led up to a sectional victory.
Yeah, your leaves haven’t been picked up this week. Something about weather conditions — highly unusual weather conditions. They eventually will be collected, but the foul weather may bring about a premature end to this year’s collections.
“The weather has really slowed us,” Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “We’ll do our best ... it looks like Monday” before leaf pickups can begin again.
Youngsters will have the chance to take a ride on the Polar Express train Saturday in downtown Decatur during the Christmas open house that started today.
The Decatur Small Business Association’s seventh annual Christmas Open House — dubbed “Downtown and Around Town” — will be held Friday and Saturday at participating merchants. Hours will vary by store.
Santa will be on the courthouse square from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and children will have the opportunity to take a ride on the Reindeer Express train.
The Adams County Commissioners have officially finalized the purchase of the 162-acre Miller property south of Decatur off Winchester Street, County Attorney Mark Burry reported at Monday’s commission meeting. The acquisition was made to facilitate the construction of a new county jail on the site, but offers other possibilities for future development by the county as well.
Family LifeCare helps patients of all ages and their families focus on living. That is the message Family LifeCare is sharing with the community during National Home Care and Hospice Month, celebrated in November.
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Adams County Council during its meeting last week approved additional appropriations to hire a probation officer, extend funding for the community corrections department’s indigent fund program through the remainder of the year and the purchase of an unmanned aerial vehicle — or drone — by the IT department.
The first arctic blast of winter 2014-15 has hit — and hit hard — in Adams County, setting a new record for low temperatures and creating hazardous driving conditions.
With a high temperature in Decatur of only 17 degrees Tuesday, the previous record of 24 degrees fell to the wayside. And as the day wore on, howling winds created even more issues, not the least of which was a minus-5 degree wind chill.
Normal temperatures this time of year are usually in the upper 40s.
Algernon Wickenham (Jacob Burns) talks to his cousin, Chloe Custardine, (Sierra Mendoza) during dress rehearsal for the Bellmont High School Theatre Troupe’s presentation of “While the Lights Were Out” Saturday and Sunday in the Erekson Theatre. The curtain opens for two performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.