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May 19th, 2015

Jail bids opened today

May 19, 2015

    The Adams County commissioners will open bids for construction of a new county jail later this afternoon. See tomorrow's Daily Democrat to see if those bids come in below the engineering estimate for the project.

May 18th

Barkey resigns as Highway Superintendent

May 18, 2015

         Adams County Engineer and Highway Superintendent Tim Barkey has resigned his position as Highway Superintendent.
    See tomorrow's print or online editions for the complete story.

Possible road rage preceded N. Indiana collision

May 18, 2015

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    UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana authorities say road rage might have contributed to a fatal crash.
    The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says the crash Sunday night on a rural road near the town of Union Mills killed 38-year-old Michael Edwards of LaPorte.

Merry Monday: Pet of the Week

May 18, 2015

     Abby is a 6 year-old Shih Tzu sent to us by Jim and Sheryl Rauch of Decatur. She enjoys visits from our grandsons and going for rides. Last fall she went on a long ride to Tennessee and enjoyed meeting new people. Ice cream is one of her favorite treats.

Patriotic patrons

May 18, 2015

     Traci Stolze, Fort Wayne, shows her patriotism as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard entered during the fourth annual Armed Forces Day event held Saturday at The Wet Spot. The crowd flowed throughout the evening as live musical entertainment, food, raffles and more helped raise money for the Homes for Wounded Warriors project.

Downtown planters to be filled today

May 18, 2015

Volunteers are needed at 6 p.m. today when Decatur Chamber of Commerce representatives meet at the northeast corner of the courthouse square to fill decorative downtown planters with flowers. The chamber were scheduled to receive an assist from students at North Adams Community School's ACCES school, who planned to be in the downtown area later this morning filling some planters.

E-waste collection

May 18, 2015

Crews from Recycling Bin in Decatur were on hand at the Adams County transfer station Saturday morning to collect unwanted televisions, computers and other electronic devices during the county's annual E-waste collection day.


Baker’s blast lifts Braves over Bruins; Zeser pitches gem

May 18, 2015

    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett Baker to overcome a Northrop lead and hold on for the 3-2 victory in non-conference play Saturday.
    In another grudge-match on the mound, Braves pitcher Parker Zeser went toe-to-toe with Northrop's Michael Kage and the two did not disappoint holding the potent offenses to just five runs on 13 scattered hits in the game...............................

May 15th

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

May 15, 2015

AP Legal Affairs Writer
    BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a ‘‘kid’’ who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
    Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded, his head slightly bowed, upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days. It was the most closely watched terrorism trial in the U.S. since the Oklahoma City bombing case two decades ago.

Wounded Warrior event Saturday at The Wet Spot

May 15, 2015

    The Wet Spot bar, 254 2nd St. in Decatur, will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Day event beginning at 1 p.m. today. The event is open to those 21 and older.
    Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m., featuring Filthy Rags, Jon Durnell, After School Special, Robbie V and Forever Away. There will also be a hog roast, raffles and door prizes to be given away.
    There is no cover charge for this event and donations are greatly appreciated.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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