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February 2nd, 2015

Snowy Super Sunday

February 2, 2015

    A total of 6 inches of snow fell in Decatur over the weekend and — while still an impressive amount— fortunately fell short of the 9-14 inches predicted by forecasters as late as Saturday afternoon.

Democrat Gimble will challenge Sirk for District 1 seat on Decatur council

February 2, 2015

    Decatur resident Claudia Gimble has announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat on Decatur City Council. Gimble, a Democrat, retired recently following a 23-year teaching career in Fort Wayne. She will oppose another political newcomer, Republican Wylie Sirk, for the seat on city council.
    Gimble and her husband, Edward, have lived in Decatur for the past 29 years and raised five children, all of whom graduated from Bellmont High School.

Glass recycling halted in county

February 2, 2015

    Adams County Solid Waste Management District Director Hank Mayer reports the county will no longer be accepting glass at any of its recycling sites.  All customers are requested to place glass in with their normal household trash for pickup on your regularly scheduled days or to place it in their trash if you bring it to the transfer station.

January 30th

Trending video: 5 Super Bowl facts that will change the way you watch

January 30, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl facts that will change the way you watch

Thieme family presented Ag Legacy award

January 30, 2015

    The Adams County Farm Bureau, Adams County Pork Producers and Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District held their eighth annual joint meetings at the 2015 Adams County Ag Extravaganza Thursday night at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion in Decatur.

New charges filed in death of Bluffton boy

January 30, 2015

  BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana couple charged in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy whose burned body was found dumped in a wooded area are now facing drug charges.
    Wells County prosecutors filed one count each of dealing methamphetamine Tuesday against the boy’s 21-year-old mother, Breanna J. Arnold, and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Zachary Barnes.

Chilly chickens

January 30, 2015

    Mild temperatures that have lingered in the area over the past few days have been a welcome relief for residents and animals alike, such as these chickens belonging to Mark and Barb Reinking of rural Decatur.

LATEST UPDATE: School delays and closings

January 30, 2015

     LATEST UPDATE: All three public school systems, St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial schools are now closed for the day, as are Jay County Schools and  Northern Wells. Bluffton-Harrison and Southern Wells are operating on a 2 hour delay, as are Parkway Local Schools in neighboring Ohio.  We will update this information as needed.

January 29th

Young heroine saluted by firefighters, then turns tables with award of her own

January 29, 2015

    An unusually warm day in November started off like any other for the family of Northwest fourth grader Hailey Smith. However, before the day was done, Hailey would become a heroine.
    After going through the “Survive Alive” program at Safety Village in Decatur, Hailey went home that afternoon and put her new-found knowledge to work. Hailey and her family developed an exit plan for their home in the event of a fire, then practiced the escape route and meeting at a safe place.

County’s drone gets test drive

January 29, 2015

    Adams County Data Processing Director Landon Patterson showed off the county’s unmanned aerial vehicle — or UAV — during a demonstration Thursday afternoon in the vacant field just north of Riverside Center in Decatur.
    Members of the media who had gathered for the event watched as Patterson programmed the software for the afternoon flight, then saw the UAV soar over the area around Riverside for several minutes.

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