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Trending video: Pro Bowl roster announced

December 26, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced
The 2015 Pro Bowl roster was announced Tuesday. The Broncos led the league with nine players selected, followed by the Cowboys (six), Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers, Eagles and Colts (five each).

Highway assistant supervisor hired

December 26, 2014

    Mark Habegger has been selected by Adams County Highway Department Engineer Tim Barkey as his new second assistant supervisor.
    Habegger will replace  Ryan Stahly, who was initially named to the first assistant position but subsequently resigned from the highway department. Barkey reported he received three applications for the job, but one of the three did not have a CDL license — a requirement for the position.

ACCF awards grant to Hope Clinic for website

December 26, 2014

    The Adams County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Hope Clinic, an organization that offers support and assistance to couples facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Mysterious sighting

December 26, 2014

     Local law enforcement agencies received numerous reports of an unidentified flying object in the skies over Adams County late Wednesday night and into the early morning hours of Thursday. No confirmation of exactly what the UFO may have been was obtained, but many of those reporting sightings said they heard a faint “Ho Ho Ho” that accompanied the flying object. The photo above was snapped along C.R. 850N near Monmouth.
Photo by J Swygart

Trending video: Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion

December 26, 2014

VIDEO: Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion
Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty.

County’s jobless rate for November at 5%

December 23, 2014

    Unemployment rates in Adams and all surrounding counties inched higher during November but nonetheless remained below Indiana’s overall jobless rate, according to statistics released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    Adams County’s November unemployment rate stood at 5.0 percent, up from 4.6 percent one month earlier. One year ago the county’s unemployment rate was at 6.3 percent. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.

Christmas is almost here

December 23, 2014

    It’s approaching the day children have been awaiting for months, and this residence on Selkirk Lane in Decatur says it simply and colorfully: Merry Christmas to all.
 

Winter activities begin

December 23, 2014

     Bowling was on tap Monday as the 10-day schedule of activities sponsored by the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department got under way. At right, Tyler Ausland tries to throw a strike during a game at Villa Lanes. Among the activities scheduled for today are games until 6 p.m. at the Decatur library and swimming from 6-8 p.m. at the Bellmont pool.

Diocese must pay Hoagland teacher nearly $2 million

December 22, 2014

     A federal court Friday ruled in favor of a former language arts teacher at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School who was fired by Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Visiting with Santa

December 22, 2014

    Isaac Anderson, 5, gave Santa his Christmas wish list Saturday morning at Riverside Center in Decatur during a Breakfast With Santa event, sponsored by the Parks and Rec Department and the Decatur Small Business organization.

 

Former Decatur train warehouse may get new life

December 22, 2014

    An old train warehouse will be returning to Decatur one of these days ... in pieces, just as it left the city 10 or so years ago.
    The disassembled warehouse was situated along the Erie Railroad tracks, off Winchester Strett and just north of Arnold Lumber Co. It was taken apart years ago by an Amish crew and moved to Geneva, where it has ended up at Limberlost Construction. It has been there for years, and Limberlost owner Mike Schwartz says he is going to get rid of it probably around the first of April.

Public defender board fails to add Johnson for 2015

December 19, 2014

Joe Johnson III, reinstated by the Adams County Public Defender board last month after a series of legal issues led to the Decatur attorney’s suspension as a member of the public defender’s office, will not return to that office in 2015.
    The defender board met Thursday morning in the county commissioners’ room of the Service Complex. The meeting began with an executive session “to discuss an individual’s status as a contract employee,” according to meeting minutes from Auditor Mary Beery.

$1.3 mil East Monroe St. contract awarded

December 19, 2014

    A major road reconstruction project which has been in the planning stages since 2011 will be coming to fruition next spring.
    Fleming Excavating of rural Decatur has been awarded the contract for the East Monroe Street project by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The city of Decatur received a federal grant for the project, but INDOT handles all aspects of it.
    Fleming had the low bid of just more than $1.3 million.    

Hard To Miss

December 19, 2014

This residence in the Stratton Addition in Decatur is all decked out for the season, with colorful lights surrounding the entire property.
Photo by J Swygart
 

Appointments by city council wrap up 2014

December 18, 2014

    It was obvious that Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting was the year’s finale, with several year-end matters handled. Among them were a group of reappointments.
    Ron Storey, Rex Hinsky and Max Miller were given new one-year terms on the city’s redevelopment commission by Mayor John Schultz. North Adams board member Ben Faurote represents that board on the commission, but is a non-voting member.
    Dave Haggard was given a new four-year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals, by the mayor.

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