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March arrives like a lion

March 2, 2015

    Another 5.5 inches of snow blanketed Adams County over the weekend, making the official start of spring — a little less than three weeks away — seem like wishful thinking.
    Following another week of bitter cold temperatures, the mercury climbed into the mid- to high-20s over the weekend to usher in the snowfall.

Half way home, here’s what the legislature is pondering

March 2, 2015

    The Indiana General Assembly has reached the midway point of this four-month budget-writing session. Here’s a look at some of the top issues lawmakers have dealt with:

Snowy Sunday

March 2, 2015

    Parishioners at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur found getting to Mass was a white and slippery affair Sunday morning. Snow began to fall in Decatur around 9 p.m. Saturday and continued throughout much of the day Sunday, dropping xxx inches of the white stuff on the first day of March.
 

Trending video: The best foods for a longer life

February 27, 2015

Video of the day: The best foods for a longer life
When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.

Key to the city

February 27, 2015

    Decatur resident Blas Mendez celebrated his 90th birthday with a party in his honor Saturday night at the Decatur Knights of Columbus hall. A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Decatur Mayor John Schultz of the Key to the City. In his “From Left Field” column in today’s print and online editions of the Democrat, former managing editor Bob Shraluka takes a closer look at Mendez’ long and storied life. Also pictured is Blas’ newphew, Ike Mendez.
 

South Adams has highest graduation rate in county

February 27, 2015

    Indiana’s graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year jumped to 89.8 percent, up from 88.6 percent the year before, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier this week.
    Indiana’s non-waiver graduation rate also saw an increase. The non-waiver graduation rate was 83.4 percent, up from 81.7 percent in the previous year.

Separation of church, state talk draws crowd in Berne

February 27, 2015

    A crowd of more than 60 people attended a free seminar on the subject of the separation of church and state conducted by local attorney Cory Sprunger Thursday night at the First Mennonite Church in Berne. Sprunger opened the meeting by noting his program was for those who “have a passion for faith” as well as a “passion for public work.”

No primary election necessary this year

February 26, 2015

    It’s official. There will be no May primary election in Adams County this year.
    Adams County Election Board members, meeting Wednesday afternoon in the basement of the county courthouse, turned to the Indiana Revised Code for direction and determined that — because no contested races are scheduled in any municipal primary contest — no primary is necessary.

Nursing home ratings slashed

February 26, 2015

    Arbitrary changes by federal regulators have created a severe blow to sterling ratings recorded a month ago by both Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville and Adams Woodcrest Nursing Home in Decatur it was announced Wednesday night by Bill Watson, director of long-term care at Adams Health Network, during the February meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.

Still digging out

February 26, 2015

    With a few inches of snow still on the ground, high winds that blew into the area Tuesday created drifts along roadways and sidewalks. While the snowplows were out clearing the roadways, clearing sidewalks is left to area residents like Chester Smith, Monroe.

 

A soldier meets his daughter

February 25, 2015

    While Pvt. Danny Colbert of Decatur was deployed on his second tour in Kuwait and Afghanistan, his partner, Mary Bistro, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Elena. Colbert returned home Sunday and met his daughter for the first time. Prior to their reunion, Colbert and Elena bonded through video chats.

Weather-spotters class scheduled in county

February 25, 2015

    The Adams County Emergency Management will host the annual weather-spotters class for Adams County at 6:30 p.m., March 24 in the South Adams School cafeteria, 1000 W. Parkway St., Berne. The class is free and open to the public.
    Some items to be covered in the class include discussions surrounding hail, damaging winds, thunderstorm and tornado development, local storm ready programs, what to look for and criteria associated with severe weather events, how to spot weather properly and safety issues. 

Berne police department will gain new evidence room, security camera

February 25, 2015

    The Berne Police Department will soon have a new evidence room — as well as a new security camera to monitor said evidence — after the Berne Board of Public Works approved the request at its Feb. 18 meeting.
    Mayor Bill McKean told the Berne City Council Monday evening the board of works heard and approved the request from the police department to construct an evidence room in the basement of the Public Safety Facility, and a surveillance camera to keep the evidence secure.

Support voiced for no-kill animal shelter

February 24, 2015

    Adams County resident Miranda Mertz appeared before the county commissioners Monday morning and furthered her cause of establishing a “no kill” animal shelter in Adams County. More than a dozen people attended the meeting in support of Mertz and her cause, but found a receptive audience that didn’t need further convincing.    

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