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July 29th, 2014
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Included inside Tuesday's edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat is the 2014 edition of our annual Fact Book.
The 66-page edition is a comprehensive listing of federal, state and local governmental offices, local fire and police agencies and first responders. Also included is information pertaining to area recreational activities, towns cities and villages, churches, libraries, medical professionals and more.
The special edition was made possible by the sponsors featured within the publication.
Decatur Elk members recently joined with Girl Scouts of Adams County for a celebration at the Girl Scout Cabin in Hanna Nuttman Park. Decatur Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Pat McCormick organized the event, which attracted some 50 participants. The Elks donated $2,000 to make improvements at the Girl Scout Cabin. Lodge also members volunteered to do plumbing, paint, provide heavy-duty doors for the cabin and other work at the facility.
State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, served as the grand marshall in his hometown parade Saturday as the 2014 Swiss Days Festival wrapped up Saturday.
This dog nearly passes out from excitement after seeing one of his owners for the first time in nearly two years.
The Indiana State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred Sunday that fatally injured a Decatur woman and hospitalized four others.
A brief but intense summer thunderstorm carrying extremely high winds and heavy rainfall passed through the Willshire area shortly before noon Sunday, leaving several area residents without electrical service for as much as four hours.
The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office reported no serious damage as a result of the storm, although an AEP power line was downed across Ohio 81 just east of Willshire. Evidence of wind damage to area corn fields was also present.
The annual Swiss Days Festival in Berne wrapped up its three-day run Saturday evening with the traditional grand parade Above, Hailey Wendel, the 2014 Little Miss Swiss, waves to the crowd gathered on the streets of Berne.
The streets of Berne came alive Thursday as hundreds of people flocked the downtown area for the opening ceremonies of the 37th annual Swiss Days Festival being held through Saturday.
Mayor Bill McKean opened the event under the big top at the main stage, speaking of the rich Swiss culture in Berne and thanking the Swiss Days committee and area residents who help make the event a success year after year.
Courtney Scherer was a two-time champion at the Adams County 4-H Fair livestock auction Thursday night, netting top dollar for both her Grand Champion Adams County Born and Raised beef steer and her Grand Champion barrow. Pictured with the barrow are Nathan Scherer, Courtney Scherer and buyer Duane Franz of Beck’s Hybrids. Scherer is the daughter of Barry and Denise Scherer.