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September 26th, 2014

Ritz rallies county Dems

September 26, 2014

    More than 1.3 million Hoosier voters helped put Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz in office in 2012. As the only Democrat to currently hold statewide office, Ritz has had an uphill battle ever since.
    Buffeted at seemingly every turn by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and an Indiana General Assembly with GOP super-majorities in both chambers, Ritz has had her share of well-documented clashes with state leaders while attempting to carry out her mandate from the voters to improve the state of education in Indiana.

United Way kickoff luncheon held

September 26, 2014

    The annual United Way Kickoff event was held Thursday at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne, with Executive Director Mari Sanders and co-chairs Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil outlining the goals for the 2014 pledge drive.
    Kicking off the event was Pastor Donald Sauls of Peace Lutheran Church and Compassionate Ministries, along with Adams County residents Jaun and Lisa Martinez, who spoke of the help they have received through Compassionate Ministries.

Hospital gets more good financial news

September 26, 2014

    A quick 45-minute meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees was held Wednesday night at the Adams Evergreen facility, with yet another positive financial report for the previous month delivered.

September 25th

Winchester Street site purchase for jail OK’d

September 25, 2014

    With little fanfare, Adams County Commissioners cleared a major hurdle in locating the proposed new county jail on property owned by the Miller Family Trust on the southwest side of Decatur. The commissioners on Monday approved a notice to exercise their option to purchase the 162-acre tract of land along Winchester Street.

Decatur business owner frustrated with commissioners

September 25, 2014

    Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier was in the audience during Monday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, but waited until the end of the lengthy session before deciding to speak. Collier’s father, Dave, owns the Collier Insurance building on 3rd Street, which has been the subject of conversation by county officials connected with its possible purchase as a site for the planned superior court complex.

Bellmont Homecoming set for Friday

September 25, 2014

     Homecoming festivities will take place at Bellmont High School Friday night when the Braves host the Carroll Chargers. Pictured above are members of BHS Homecoming Court. In front, from left, are seniors Meagan O’Campo, Amberly Gutierrez and Lauren Albert. In back, from left, are Oliver Gehres, sophomore: Austin O’Campo, junior; seniors Jordan Amacker, Garrett Schieferstein, Nicholas Do Valle Cordosa and Vince Faurote; Leah Hummer, junior; Alyssa Brune, sophomore; and Jillian Roth, freshman.

 

September 24th

Axe finally falls on Decatur’s Kmart

September 24, 2014

    The Decatur Kmart store, as well as the last remaining Kmart in Fort Wayne, will close in early December as part of continuing efforts by Sears Holdings — which owns Kmart — to revitalize the company.    
    The stores will begin liquidation sales in early December, according to a company spokesperson.

3rd Street gets commissioners’ nod as court site

September 24, 2014

    Following a lengthy explanation of his position by Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte, and a shorter, more direct commentary from Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, the Adams County Commissioners Monday formally agreed to continue to look to the area of 3rd Street in Decatur for the construction of a new superior court complex.
     Asked by Bauman if he was prepared to make a formal motion to that effect, Fruechte responded, “Yes. My motion is to continue the pursuit of locating the superior court on (a) 3rd Street location.”

Scouts, Elks join forces to create directory for local Wall of Honor

September 24, 2014

     Boy Scout Troop 70, which meets at First United Methodist Church in Decatur, has completed a service project resulting in the creation of a directory of names for the new Adams County Veterans’ Wall of Honor monument, located just outside the Adams County Courthouse adjacent to the Peace Monument.  The directory is a result of a joint effort between Troop 70 and Decatur Elks Lodge 993.

September 23rd

Group rallies to save Carnegie Library building

September 23, 2014

    More than two dozen local citizens and area officials packed Monday afternoon’s weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners to express their desire to save the former Carnegie Library in Decatur from the possibility of demolition to make room for the construction of a new Superior Court building.

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