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January 7th, 2015
Decatur City Councilman Kenneth L. Meyer has filed the necessary paperwork and has announced his candidacy for mayor of Decatur. Meyer will be running on the Republican ticket in the May primary election.
Today was the first day of filing for candidates seeking municipal office this year.
Waiting for the school bus in Decatur Tuesday morning was made more enjoyable than usual by a two-hour delay and an overnight snowfall. Adrian Evans (in orange) passed the time by engaging Colby Mowery (foreground) and Karle Mowery in a snowball fight.
The first baby born in Adams County in 2015 arrived at 1:01 p.m. Saturday.
Sofia Dawn Saylor, daughter of Emily Little and Sean Saylor of Decatur, entered the world weighing 7-pounds, 2-ounces, and is 20-inches long.
Grandparents are Vickie Price of Decatur and Scott and Kay Saylor of Butler.
Great-grandparents are David and Sharon Liby of Decatur; Sharon Jackson of Decatur; and Carol and Phyllis Saylor of Hamilton.
The Indiana General Assembly kicked off its so-called “long” session today as the House of Representatives opened for business at 1:30 p.m. with the ultimate goal of crafting the state’s biennial budget.
Issues ranging from a change in the state formula for funding secondary education to the raising Indiana’s minimum wage to any number of social issues await lawmakers during this year’s session.
Adams County residents awoke this morning to 3 inches of fresh snow on the ground, causing headaches headaches for drivers making a slow commute on slick roadways.
All three Adams County public school systems were operating on a 2-hour delay at press time, as were neighboring Jay County Schools in Indiana, and Van Wert City Schools and Parkway Local Schools in Ohio.
After a decidedly mild December, it looks as though the wait for the first major winter weather system to hit Adams County is about to come to an end. Single-digit temperatures greeted local residents this morning, with a forecast that calls for snow later in the day.
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a winter weather advisory beginning at 10 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Area residents can expect to see snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches during the overnight hours and into Tuesday morning.
Members of the Adams Central wrestling team loft the first-place trophy they earned at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Associaton team state championship at Ball State University on Saturday. See more details in today’s print or online editions.
Gas prices in Decatur continue to be among the highest in the region, but motorists making a short drive to the east will find prices much more to their liking. The photo above shows unleaded gas was selling for $1.58 per gallon Sunday night.
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While many New Year’s Eve revelers celebrated by watching a ball drop at midnight, these youngsters at Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva got a 12-hour jump on the festivities with a balloon drop at noon Wednesday. In addition to the early countdown, those in attendance played games and enjoyed refreshments and activities designed specifically for the younger crowed who probably were asleep when 2015 made its official entry.