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November 20th, 2014

Local merchants to host Christmas open house Friday, Saturday

November 20, 2014

    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.

Jail property purchase is complete, but court site controversy isn’t

November 20, 2014

    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 shares its mission of helping patients, families focus on living

November 20, 2014

    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.

Trending video: Irish look to stop skid vs Louisville / ND football report

November 20, 2014

VIDEO: Irish look to stop skid vs Louisville / ND football report

November 19th

County gives OK for drone purchase

November 19, 2014

    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.


November 19, 2014

    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.

BHS play this weekend

November 19, 2014

    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.

Adams County schools resume normal schedule, neighboring counties delayed

November 19, 2014

     All Adams County schools are running on schedule this morning. However, neighboring Jay County Schools are operating on a 3 hour delay this morning, while Crestview Local, Parkway Local and Van Wert City schools are all running on a 2 hour delay.

November 18th

3rd Street court site protests continue

November 18, 2014

    Decatur resident Kelly Ehinger, acting outside her capacity as director of the Adams Public Library System, appeared before the Adams County Commissioners during their regular Monday meeting and presented a petition asking them “to consider the proximity of Superior Court to the St. Joseph and Sonrise Daycare playgrounds ... to help keep our children safe.” 

Monday morning crash leaves local woman dead

November 18, 2014

    A Monday morning accident in southern Adams County that may have been caused by slippery road conditions following the first snowfall of the winter season claimed the life of a Berne woman.
    Killed in the two-car accident was Dianna Parris, 65, Berne.
    A spokesman from the sheriff’s department said this morning the accident remains under investigation.
    The name of the second driver involved in the fatal crash was not released today by the sheriff’s department.


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