The city of Decatur has been named the third safest city in Indiana by Safewise.com, a home security company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, whose website claims it is “the authority on safety and home security news.”
The 2014 Indiana State Fair opens Friday and will run through Aug. 17. The fair features 17 days of family fun and entertainment.â€¨ General admission at fair gates is $10, with children 5 and under admitted free. A parking pass is $5, and midway wristbands will be sold for $30.
Discount tickets are available at Indiana Walmart and CVS pharmacy stores and are also available online at www.in.gov/statefair.
Adams Central Jet Tech teachers Katie Isch and Michael Hower were recently named “Best In Network for College Ready Assessment Project” at the New Tech Network annual conference in New Orleans, La., for their compelling project entitled “Finding Food.”
ETHEL MAY HONOREE—Cross Creek women’s golfer Tara Rickord was given an award at the Ethel May banquet held recently at the course. The award is given to an “outstanding lady who has accomplished many goals in past years and for being a dedicated golfer in the Ladies League.” Tara has been the league scorer for 11 years, has won the club championship in 2008, placed second in the City Tournament in 2002, and has had a hole in one in her career. (Photo provided)
There are currently three different bridge projects under way throughout the county, Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey told the Adams County Commissioners Monday at their regular weekly meeting.
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers kicked off a statewide “15 to Finish” campaign this week that aims to boost college graduation rates by encouraging Hoosier students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester. Lubbers said studies show students who complete 15 or more credits per semester are more likely to graduate on time, earn better grades and save money on their degrees.
A Berne restaurant that had its permit to operate temporarily suspended by the Adams County Health Department last week after testing done by the laboratory of the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed at least six persons came down with a food borne illness may be allowed to reopen perhaps as early as today.
MONROE YOUTH SOFTBALL RUNNERS-UP— Brentwood lost in the championship game of the tourney to earn runners-up in the Monroe Minor League. They are seen in the picture as listed:
Brentwood—Front: Gabi Landis, Ambria White, Mackenzie Neuenschwander, Grace Bebout, Gabi Marbach, Melina Peralez. Middle: Madison Griffin, Amelia Schultz, Melaina Harman, Addison Ward, Taylor Knaub. Back: coaches Andy Schultz, Ryan Marbach. Not pictured: coaches Tom Hill, Clint Knaub. (Photos provided)
Peyton Manning dancing at practice - KTNV
Terry G. Hike II, 46, Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his mother’s residence in Bluffton.
He was born Oct. 3, 1967, to Terry G. and Mary J. (Dyer) Hike.
Terry was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and was a 1986 graduate of Bellmont High School. He worked as a medical dialysis consultant. He was also a manager for Ammolite Jewels in St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Skagway, Alaska.