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March 3rd, 2015

Commissioners get first look at materials for county jail

March 3, 2015

    Plans for the new Adams County jail are progressing to the point where commissioners were presented interior and exterior materials specifications Monday by Tony Vie, a representative of the Fort Wayne architectural firm of Schenkel/Schultz.

‘Antiques Roadshow’ type event planned at Decatur’s Spotlight

March 3, 2015

    The Adams County Historical Society will hold its own version of the “Antiques Road Show” at Spotlight on Decatur, to be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14 at Bellmont Middle School.
    Beginning at 9 a.m., local antique glassware collector Joe Beauchot will help visitors determine the authenticity of their pieces. He has been a collector for 50 years and has sold in flea markets throughout the tri-state area.

School closings and delays

March 3, 2015

UPDATE 8:06 a.m. — All three public school systems in Adams County have now closed for the day, as have St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial schools. In neighboring counties, Bluffton-Harrison, Northern and Southern Wells and Jay County Schools are also closed. Crestview Local and Van Wert City schools in Ohio are running on a 2 hour delay, while Parkway Local Schools are cancelled. We will update this information as necessary.

March 2nd

College basketball round up

March 2, 2015

March arrives like a lion

March 2, 2015

    Another 5.5 inches of snow blanketed Adams County over the weekend, making the official start of spring — a little less than three weeks away — seem like wishful thinking.
    Following another week of bitter cold temperatures, the mercury climbed into the mid- to high-20s over the weekend to usher in the snowfall.

Half way home, here’s what the legislature is pondering

March 2, 2015

    The Indiana General Assembly has reached the midway point of this four-month budget-writing session. Here’s a look at some of the top issues lawmakers have dealt with:

Snowy Sunday

March 2, 2015

    Parishioners at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur found getting to Mass was a white and slippery affair Sunday morning. Snow began to fall in Decatur around 9 p.m. Saturday and continued throughout much of the day Sunday, dropping xxx inches of the white stuff on the first day of March.
 

February 27th

Trending video: The best foods for a longer life

February 27, 2015

Video of the day: The best foods for a longer life
When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.

Key to the city

February 27, 2015

    Decatur resident Blas Mendez celebrated his 90th birthday with a party in his honor Saturday night at the Decatur Knights of Columbus hall. A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Decatur Mayor John Schultz of the Key to the City. In his “From Left Field” column in today’s print and online editions of the Democrat, former managing editor Bob Shraluka takes a closer look at Mendez’ long and storied life. Also pictured is Blas’ newphew, Ike Mendez.
 

South Adams has highest graduation rate in county

February 27, 2015

    Indiana’s graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year jumped to 89.8 percent, up from 88.6 percent the year before, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier this week.
    Indiana’s non-waiver graduation rate also saw an increase. The non-waiver graduation rate was 83.4 percent, up from 81.7 percent in the previous year.

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