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March 20th, 2014

Decatur makes the cut

March 20, 2014

    Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on Wednesday announced the city of Decatur and five other Indiana communities have been named as finalists for the 2014 Stellar Communities Program grants.
    In addition to Decatur, finalists included the cities of Huntington, Marion, Mount Vernon and Wabash and the town of Nashville.

Heroin: Many questions, but few answers

March 20, 2014

    Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Mawhorr gave an educational presentation about heroin in Adams County and throughout the region Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    “Heroin is here and it’s not going anywhere,” he said of the latest drug craze to sweep through the area.

Local firm hired to design landscaping at corner lot

March 20, 2014

    Decatur City Council on Tuesday evening approved the expenditure of $995 to hire MD Landscaping to design and implement improvements to a currently bleak-looking lot at the corner of Monroe and 2nd streets.

IPFW holds on for first post-season in of school history

March 20, 2014

    FORT WAYNE— IPFW amassed their first division I post-season win Wednesday night when they knocked off Akron in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
    The Mastodons closed out a 97-91 victory despite the Zips shooting a blistering 65% from the field in a game hosted by the IPFW Gates' Center, another playoff first for the Dons.

March 19th

Bruce F. Buckner

March 19, 2014

    Bruce F. Buckner, son of Gloria and the late Edward Buckner, passed away March 10, 2014 at Sonshine Hospital in Las Vegas.
    He graduated from Bellmont High School class of 1972.
    Bruce was a great drummer in many bands around Decatur. Most of all he was a true artist and will be sadly missed.

City awaits ‘Stellar’ news

March 19, 2014

    Decatur city officials were on pins and needles Tuesday evening, anxiously awaiting word that is expected sometime later this week on the city’s application of an Indiana Stellar Communities grant that — if awarded — could pump $14 million or more into dozens of local municipal improvement projects.

Litwiller: State of SA Schools is ‘fantastic’

March 19, 2014

    Playing on the phrase “It’s great in Indiana,” Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller reported South Adams Schools “are in a great state” during his state of the schools address Tuesday afternoon as part of the Berne Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon at South Adams Middle School.

Sneaking up on cancer

March 19, 2014

March 18th

Lieu Ann Maxwell

March 18, 2014

    Lieu Ann Maxwell, 83, Berne, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne. 
    Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Joe) L. Hedrick of Geneva; and a son John (Louise) E. Whitaker of Spearsville, La.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community, Berne, with Pastor Barry McCune officiating.  
    Burial will be in Grave Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.

January jobless numbers up slightly

March 18, 2014

    Unemployment in Adams County inched up slightly during January from the previous month, but still remained at levels not seen for nearly six years as 2014 got under way.

   The Patriots of Heritage will be welcomed in tonight by the Bellmont Squaws on the...
    FORT WAYNE—Again utilizing a less-than-full roster of athletes, the...
    MONROE— Adams Central scored all 17 runs after the third inning to win a...

 

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