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The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 1:44 p.m. Monday to assist the Hoagland Volunteer Fire Department on a house fire at a home listed to Florence Hoffman, 12815 Barkley Road, Hoagland.
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.
Obama is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. The war came to a formal end Sunday with a ceremony in Kabul.
Obama says in a statement that the effort has devastated al-Qaida’s core leadership, brought justice to Osama bin Laden and disrupted terrorist plots. He says U.S. troops and diplomats have helped Afghans reclaim their communities and move toward democracy.
Jyalin Reed, 6, had her hands full with a heavy ball, but that didn’t seem to take away from her enjoyment during a family outing at Villa Lanes Saturday as part of the Decatur Parks and Rec Christmas break activities.
Area youngsters and their families are invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday for an early New Year’s Eve celebration. The highlight of the event will be a countdown to a noon New Year balloon drop.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced
The 2015 Pro Bowl roster was announced Tuesday. The Broncos led the league with nine players selected, followed by the Cowboys (six), Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers, Eagles and Colts (five each).
Mark Habegger has been selected by Adams County Highway Department Engineer Tim Barkey as his new second assistant supervisor.
Habegger will replace Ryan Stahly, who was initially named to the first assistant position but subsequently resigned from the highway department. Barkey reported he received three applications for the job, but one of the three did not have a CDL license — a requirement for the position.
The Adams County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Hope Clinic, an organization that offers support and assistance to couples facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Local law enforcement agencies received numerous reports of an unidentified flying object in the skies over Adams County late Wednesday night and into the early morning hours of Thursday. No confirmation of exactly what the UFO may have been was obtained, but many of those reporting sightings said they heard a faint “Ho Ho Ho” that accompanied the flying object. The photo above was snapped along C.R. 850N near Monmouth.
Photo by J Swygart
VIDEO: Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion
Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Unemployment rates in Adams and all surrounding counties inched higher during November but nonetheless remained below Indiana’s overall jobless rate, according to statistics released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Adams County’s November unemployment rate stood at 5.0 percent, up from 4.6 percent one month earlier. One year ago the county’s unemployment rate was at 6.3 percent. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.