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March 17th, 2015

Strike up the band! Bicentennial to be celebrated locally

March 17, 2015

    Unlike 100 years ago, this time around Adams County will be participating in the celebration.
    Adams County Historian Louise Wolpert, Decatur Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wes Kuntzman and Berne Chamber Executive Director Melissa Skinner appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning to inform them of activities planned in Adams County in conjunction with the state’s bicentennial, to be celebrated Sept. 30, 2016.

Spring cleaning

March 17, 2015

    The mercury climbed to nearly 70 degrees Monday and area residents — such as Berne resident Robert Detrow — took advantage of the day to do a little yard work.


Manley signs with Goshen

March 17, 2015

MANLEY SIGNS WITH GOSHEN— Adams Central senior Meghan Manley signed her Letter of Intent last week to play collegiate volleyball for Goshen College. In the photo above, Meghan is surrounded by her parents in the front row Marla (left) and Roger (right), while in the back stands (L-R) AC Athletic Director Jerry Amstutz, AC volleyball coach Ashley Beard, and Goshen College head volleyball coach Jim Routhier. (Photo provided)

March 16th

BHS project shines light on local heroes

March 16, 2015

    Bellmont High School students in the World War II Topics course, led by Bryan Lineberry, are learning more than how to research. They are creating Adams County legacies from fallen local heroes as part of the class’s Gold Star project. 

The Spotlight was on Decatur

March 16, 2015

The Decatur Rotary Club’s annual auction was among the more popular attractions at this year’s Spotlight business expo, hosted by the Decatur Chamer of Commerce. Above, Rotarian John August holds a Minnie Mouse doll while soliciting bids.


Contest will pick name for ‘pocket’ park

March 16, 2015

    Decatur Main Street is now accepting nominations for a new name for the “Pocket Park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The public will help decide.
Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733 – attn: Name that park; by email at; or by phone at 724-7171. All submitted entries must include your name, address and phone number.

March 13th

Friedt, Becker named All-state academic at banquet

March 13, 2015

At the annual Bellmont wrestling team dessert held earlier this week, Bellmont head wrestling coach Brent Faurote announced that squad members Carter Friedt and Joe Becker earned Academic All-State honors.
Becker, a senior who earned his way to semi-state this year, was named First Team Senior Academic All-State in wrestling, while Friedt was named Second Team Junior Academic All-State.

Lunch prices going up for NA students

March 13, 2015

    The cost of food continues to rise, and regulations set for school corporations as a result of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity by — in part — placing dietary restrictions on school lunch programs has made an already challenging job more difficult.

Happy Valley

March 13, 2015

    The Adams Central High School music department will stage the final two performances of “Happy Valley High” tonight and Saturday evening in the school cafetorium. The musical performance is set in the 1950s and full of hip hop songs and lots of laughs. Pictured above are cast members Jared Lehman, Jonah Tijerina, Koty Frauhiger, Blake Lewis, Noah Quinones and Leah Agler.


Squabbling over salaries

March 13, 2015

    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan, Clerk of Courts Jim Voglewede and Chief Probation Officer Rhonda McIntosh all appeared before the Adams County Council Tuesday morning to ask permission to break the county hiring freeze and replace employees who have left the county’s employment.

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