The Daily Press Decatur Daily Democrat | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-23T09:46:27-04:00 4-H parade draws large crowd2014-07-23T09:46:27-04:002014-07-23T09:45:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Floats and marching bands and, of course, a few politicians were part of the lineup as the annual Adams County 4-H Fair parade wound its way through Monroe Tuesday evening. The fair entered its final two days today and will be culminated with the livestock auction sale beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableAnnual 4-H parade draws large crowdDecatur Daily Meadows benefit auction termed best ever; $7,600 netted2014-07-23T09:43:51-04:002014-07-23T09:43:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     The June 21 benefit auction to raise money for the Golden Meadows Home Special Needs Resident Fund was “the most successful ever,” Administrator Tom Magnan reported to the Adams County Commissioners at their meeting Monday.<br />     The auction, the 20th annual benefit event held at the county facility, netted $7,665, Magnan told commissioners. He stated the auction itself grossed $6,904, while food sales ($485.91), a pair of raffles ($234) and $625 in cash donations brought total revenues to $8,249.<br />     Magnan also updated commissioners on a maintenance issue concerning the chimney at the home, which he had first reported last month. He stated retired mason Byron Thompson had inspected the crack in the chimney and determined it only appeared on the outside of the brick structure, leaving the inside intact. “We don’t believe it’s a serious issue,” Magnan said, adding the exterior damage will be fixed.<br />     He told commissioners the revamped dietary menu has been implemented, adding more fresh items and eliminating prepackaged meals.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMGolden Meadows benefit auction termed best ever; $7,600 nettedDecatur Daily Fair Ambassadors named2014-07-23T09:42:59-04:002014-07-23T09:42:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      The 2014 Royal and Distinguished 4-H Ambassadors were crowned at the Adams County 4-H Fair Tuesday evening. Pictured at left is the Distinguished Ambassador Carley Myers. Shown at right is Royal Ambassador Emily Brite.<br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author available4-H Fair Ambassadors namedDecatur Daily appraisal, county will buy Winchester Street parcel for $1.1 million as new jail site2014-07-22T09:42:11-04:002014-07-22T09:42:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     It appears the proposed new Adams County jail may finally have found a home.<br />     The Adams County Council and the Adams County Commissioners met in executive session Monday morning to discuss the possibility of purchasing a 162-acre tract of unimproved farmland on the south side of Decatur along Winchester Street.<br />     Following the executive session, county council met in public session, voting unanimously to sign a joint resolution with the commissioners to approve the purchase of the property, pending the county’s review of the suitability of the site and the results of necessary appraisals which officials believe will be in line with the $1.1 million purchase price.<br />     Adams County Attorney Mark Burry served as spokesman for councilors, reading in its entirety a resolution he drafted. “The important thing to know is that the resolution authorizes commissioners to exercise the option to purchase the property...contingent upon the receipt of two appraisals equal to or exceeding the purchase price” of the real estate, Burry said.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMPending appraisal, county will buy Winchester Street parcel for $1.1 million as new jail siteDecatur Daily in Lutheran ICU after surgery2014-07-22T09:41:36-04:002014-07-22T09:41:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following emergency surgery to stop bleeding of his kidney. County Commission President Doug Bauman gave the news surrounding Fruechte’s medical condition immediately prior to Monday morning’s meeting of the Adams County Solid Waste Management District.<br />      Bauman said Fruechte returned from vacation approximately one week ago and was complaining of not feeling well. He was taken to Lutheran Hospital by his wife and was found to be losing “a lot of blood around the kidney,” Bauman said.<br />      Fruechte reportedly lost “a considerable amount of blood” before the surgery was performed. Bauman said he had not received an update Monday morning on his fellow commissioner’s condition.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableCommish in Lutheran ICU after surgeryDecatur Daily decision2014-07-22T09:41:00-04:002014-07-22T09:41:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Judge Sam Mattingly of Lebanon looks over the contestants in the Adams County 4-H sheep show at the county fair Monday morning. The fair continues through Thursday, with the annual grand parade scheduled for 7 p.m. today.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableWooly decisionDecatur Daily 4-H Fair is off and running2014-07-21T09:36:48-04:002014-07-21T09:24:17-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      The Adams County 4-H Fair kicked off its five-day run under sunny skies and mostly pleasing temperatures Sunday, with a busy day of activities planned.<br />     Among the more entertaining and highly-attended events was a greased pig contest, held in the livestock show arena. Young fairgoers had their hands full — or perhaps more correctly had them empty — chasing the slippery little porkers around the ring.<br />     Various livestock judging competitions were on tap this morning at the fair, with a grand champions award presentation planned for 6:30 p.m. today.<br />     The highlight of Tuesday’s events at the fair will be the annual 4-H parade, which starts at 7 p.m. and winds through the town of Monroe. Following the parade this year’s 4-H Ambassador will be crowned.<br />     The fair ends Thursday, with the annual livestock auction beginning at 4 p.m.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableCounty 4-H Fair is off and runningDecatur Daily pig contest2014-07-21T09:23:33-04:002014-07-21T09:23:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Parents jumped in the ring to help their children in the greased pig contest at the 4-H fair Sunday evening.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableGreased pig contestDecatur Daily Amish school to be constructed2014-07-21T09:22:38-04:002014-07-21T09:22:38-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Adams County Building/Planning and Zoning Director Mark Wynn appeared before the Adams County Commissioners at their recent meeting to ask for their approval of the re-platting of two subdivisions in the county.<br />     The first re-plat, of Country Corner Subdivision, on C.R. 200S at C.R. 100E was submitted by John N. and Susanne Schwartz. The couple’s petitions requested two acres of their property at the intersection be re-platted for the purpose of constructing an Amish school house.<br />     The second request was for a re-plat of lot 38 in the Gilbert Acres subdivision on C.R. 200E, north of C.R. 200S. The petition request, filed by Walter N. and Amanda K. Schwartz, asks that a 10-acre tract of land be re-platted into two parcels, one containing 6.3 acres and the second comprised of 4.69 acres.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMNew Amish school to be constructedDecatur Daily H royalty2014-07-18T09:30:37-04:002014-07-18T09:30:37-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     The 2014 Adams County 4-H Royal Ambassador will be named Tuesday, immediately following the annual 4-H parade, on the stage at the Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe. Pictured in front, from left, are candidates Lindsey Bluhm, Carley Meyers, Meghan Manley, Paige LeMaster, Christina Stockman and Bethany Fuhrmann. In back are Lori Dunham, Emily Brite, Rachel Girod and Adelline Minnich.  For profiles of each of the candidates, see today's print or online editions.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author available4 H royaltyDecatur Daily