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April 23rd, 2014

City, rural sewer board reach accord

April 23, 2014

    After nearly six months of back-and-forth negotiations, members of the Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of trustees on Tuesday evening gave their stamp of approval to a 40-year agreement with the city of Decatur for the treatment of sewage to be generated by the fledgling rural sewer district.

Rumor patrol: Arnold’s not closing, but is on the market

April 23, 2014

Arnolds Drive-In, a staple hot spot in Decatur, will not be closing anytime soon, owner-operator Lori Collier said Tuesday. But changes will be coming to the popular local eatery.

Winchester Road bridge works nears

April 23, 2014

    Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey informed the county commissioners on Monday of a recent pre-construction meeting between the county, the Indiana Department of Transportation and contractor R. L. McCoy, Columbia City, to discuss work to be performed on a bridge on Winchester Road over Holthouse Ditch, west and north of U.S. 27.
    Barkey said the work, which will require closing the road to traffic, will begin June 8 and should conclude by the end of August.

April 22nd

Jobless rate remains at historic low

April 22, 2014

    Unemployment in Adams County continues to remain near historically low levels.
    The monthly jobless report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed local unemployment during March was 5.7 percent, the lowest in the six years for which the Democrat has kept such records.

Commish hear more complaints about jail location

April 22, 2014

    Vinnie’s Bar owner Chris Faurote again appeared before the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday afternoon to express his displeasure with the county’s choice of a 1st Street location near downtown Decatur for the construction of a combined jail and superior court complex. This time, he brought reinforcements.

Near-drowning has happy ending for family with Decatur ties

April 22, 2014

    An Easter weekend family vacation to Spring Mill State Park, in Mitchell, nearly turned to tragedy for a Wren, Ohio, family after a young boy nearly drowned in the swimming pool at Spring Hill Inn Saturday.

April 21st

Awaiting the hunt

April 21, 2014

The annual frenzy that accompanies the traditional Easter egg hunt in Decatur was back again this year. Aided by sunny skies on a windy but otherwise pleasant morning, a throng of youngsters waited patiently, then were off to the races in search of eggs and other treats.
Photo by Ashley Thieme

Water main upgrades coming to Geneva

April 21, 2014

    Water in its various forms, from potable drinking water to storm and wastewater, was one of the primary categories reviewed by Clerk/Treasurer Bill Warren at this month’s meeting of the Geneva Town Council.

Heroin talk set in Geneva

April 21, 2014

    The Geneva Police Department and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce will host a public meeting Tuesday evening focusing on the effects of heroin in the community. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Geneva Town Hall, 411 E. Line St. The featured speaker will be Sgt. Dan Mawhorr from the Indiana State Police. 
    Mawhorr will provide information on heroin and prescription drug use in Adams County. 
    A variety of handouts will also be available.

April 18th

Christian community celebrates Good Friday

April 18, 2014

Christian community celebrates Good FridayChristians throughout the world are celebrating Good Friday today, a day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and will culminate their Holy Week celebration on Easter Sunday. Pictured above is the altar of St. Marys of the Assumption Catholic Church,  adorned for Holy Week.
Photo by Mike Lamm
 

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