January 27th, 2015
It had been a while since they’d been needed, following more than a week of mostly pleasant (for January) weather, but snowblowers emerged from garages en masse Monday morning following a 2-inch snow which fell the previous day.
The two-year state budget currently being debated in the Indiana General Assembly will likely include additional monies necessary to combat the social ills caused by an epidemic of heroin and methamphetamine use in the Hoosier State.
That was one of the messages brought to Decatur Saturday morning by the two men who represent Adams County at the Statehouse.
Despite the recent spate of mild weather in Indiana, it is still January and Hoosiers were reminded spring is still a few months away following another winter blast from Mother Nature Sunday.
Plummeting temperatures ushered in another 2 inches of snow in Adams County overnight, bringing the January total to 9.5 inches to date.
Carolyn and Jerry Voglewede worked together to clear the sidewalk this morning on Adams Street.
KINGSLAND — Sophomore Bryce Baumgartner won his second NHC crown and senior Brett Baker his first-ever high school tourney title as the pair paced Bellmont to second place to Carroll in the final Northeast Hoosier Conference tourney Saturday at Norwell.
The Chargers, with five champs and nine to the finals, tallied 247 points to the 212 of Bellmont. It was the third straight crown for the Chargers, and fourth in five years. Bellmont owns 20 NHC crowns and 39 conference mat championships overall.
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.
Tonight the Braves host the #1 team in Indiana state basketball, Homestead. The coverage will begin after the JV contest at approximately 7:45 p.m. To view, click one of the links below. Once on the site, log in with a username and password or link to your Facebook account. Go Braves!
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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.
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.