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January 26th, 2015

Cleaning up the sidewalks

January 26, 2015

Carolyn and Jerry Voglewede worked together to clear the sidewalk this morning on Adams Street.
 

School closings and delays

January 26, 2015

    North Adams, Adams Central, South Adams, St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial school systems are all operating on a 2 hour delay this morning. Bluffton-Harrison, Northern Wells and Southern Wells in Indiana, and Crestview Local, Parkway Local, Van Wert City and Vantage Career Center in Ohio are also operating on a 2 hour delay this morning. Jay County Schools are operating on a 3 hour delay. We will update this information as needed.

January 23rd

Trending video: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars
The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

Large, small businesses await chamber honors

January 23, 2015

    Each year the Decatur Chamber of Commerce gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner, to be held Feb. 5 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur.  
    Social hour for the annual banquet begins at 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 724-2604.

Election board, new clerk of courts meet for first time

January 23, 2015

    The first meeting of the 2015 Adams County Election Board took place Wednesday in preparation of the upcoming municipal elections in May.
    The first order of business was to select a chairman, which the board did unanimously in its appointment of sitting chairman John Minch. Attending his first meeting as a member of the board was newly-elected Adams County Clerk of Courts Jim Voglewede.

Spotlight booths are available

January 23, 2015

     The Decatur Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for booth rentals for the annual Spotlight showcase event, to be held this year from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14 at Bellmont Middle School.
     The Spotlight event, which annually draws more than 2,000 visitors, according to the chamber, allows local businesses and organizations to promote and display their goods and services.

January 22nd

Commissioners put positive spin on court setback

January 22, 2015

    When it came time for the weekly judicial center update at the end of Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Chairman Doug Bauman opened the report by announcing he didn’t have much to say.

City police, fire pension deficiencies pointed out

January 22, 2015

    There was a familiar face in the new surroundings at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting. Longtime police chief Ken Ketzler, who retired last summer, was on hand to talk about police and firefighter pensions.
    Remember the city’s problem with 27 pay periods which cropped up last year? Well, it’s had an effect on pensions, too.

Fire at Bunge North America

January 22, 2015

    The Decatur Fire Department was on-scene starting at about 6:15 a.m. today at Bunge North America, 1200 N. 2nd St., in response to a fire that was believed to be in one of the facility’s drying units, according to a spokesman at the department. Firefighters from the Bluffton Fire Department were assisting Decatur firefighters with aerial units, while the Preble Volunteer Fire Department was on stand-by in Decatur should another fire occur. No further information was available when the Democrat went to press this morning.
Photo by Kellan Deam

January 21st

County to re-evaluate hiring practices

January 21, 2015

    The pros and cons of using an outside employment agency to hire people to fill county government job openings became a topic of discussion during Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey’s weekly report to the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday morning.

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