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July 29th, 2014

2014 county Fact Book in today’s DDD

July 29, 2014

     Included inside Tuesday's edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat is the 2014 edition of our annual Fact Book.  
The 66-page edition is a comprehensive listing of federal, state and local governmental offices, local fire and police agencies and first responders. Also included is information pertaining to area recreational activities, towns cities and villages, churches, libraries, medical professionals and more.
The special edition was made possible by the sponsors featured within the publication.

Elks aid in Girl Scout Cabin renovation

July 29, 2014

     Decatur Elk members recently joined with Girl Scouts of Adams County for a celebration at the Girl Scout Cabin in Hanna Nuttman Park. Decatur Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Pat McCormick organized the event, which attracted some 50 participants. The Elks donated $2,000 to make improvements at the Girl Scout Cabin.  Lodge also members volunteered to do plumbing, paint, provide heavy-duty doors for the cabin and other work at the facility.

 

Grand Marshall

July 29, 2014

     State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, served as the grand marshall in his hometown parade Saturday as the 2014 Swiss Days Festival wrapped up Saturday.

 

Gordon wins 5th Brickyard crown

July 29, 2014

FOR THE FANS—Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon takes the time to appease this young fan before the race Sunday signing a replica of Gordon’s #24 car. Gordon is now a 5-time winner of the event. (Photo by Chris McCoy)

July 28th

Trending video: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner

July 28, 2014

This dog nearly passes out from excitement after seeing one of his owners for the first time in nearly two years.

Amos E. Miller, Jr.

July 28, 2014

    Amos E. Miller, Jr., 75, Bluffton, passed away at 2:08 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2104, at River Terrace Estates.
    He was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Amos E. and Olive L. Miller, Sr.
    Amos worked at Fleetwood Industries, Decatur, from 1974-2009, retiring with 35 years of service. He was an avid gun collector, outdoorsman and hunter.
    He graduated from Petroleum High School. Amos was a member of Petroleum Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge.

Sunday crash leaves Decatur woman dead

July 28, 2014

     The Indiana State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred Sunday that fatally injured a Decatur woman and hospitalized four others.

Storm batters Willshire area

July 28, 2014

     A brief but intense summer thunderstorm carrying extremely high winds and heavy rainfall passed through the Willshire area shortly before noon Sunday, leaving several area residents without electrical service for as much as four hours.
    The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office reported no serious damage as a result of the storm, although an AEP power line was downed across Ohio 81 just east of Willshire. Evidence of wind damage to area corn fields was also present.

Hailey Wendel - 2014 Little Miss Swiss

July 28, 2014

     The annual Swiss Days Festival in Berne wrapped up its three-day run Saturday evening with the traditional  grand parade Above, Hailey Wendel, the 2014 Little Miss Swiss, waves to the crowd gathered on the streets of Berne.

 

July 27th

    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...

 

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