The Daily Press Decatur Daily Democrat | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-11-25T09:06:58-05:00 of Carnegie Library building left up in the air2014-11-25T09:06:58-05:002014-11-25T09:06:58-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     At last week’s Adams County Commission meeting, a number of local residents appeared before the board to asked them to consider moving the proposed new superior court building away from the children of St. Joseph School and Sonrise Daycare Center to the 162-acre tract of land recently acquired off Winchester Road south of Decatur for the construction of a new county jail.<br />     Monday, a host of county department heads — representing various offices which regularly work with the court systems — appeared before commissioners to voice their objections to any thoughts of moving the court away from the downtown area. Those addressing the board included Chief Probation Officer Rhonda McIntosh, Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert, Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart, incoming Adams County Prosecutor Jeremy Brown and retired Superior Court Judge James Heimann.<br />     See today's print or online editions to see the complete story.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMFuture of Carnegie Library building left up in the airDecatur Daily bishop celebrates Mass with pope2014-11-25T09:06:25-05:002014-11-25T09:06:25-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat VATICAN CITY — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese of the Roman Catholic Church was a concelebrant of the 7 a.m. morning Mass Monday with Pope Francis at the chapel in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the pope lives. Rhoades read part of the Eucharistic Prayer in Italian.<br />     The bishop is in Rome with a contingency from Saint Mary’s College, who were expected to arrive in Rome for a presentation of a report titled “Voices of Young Catholic Women” to the pope.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableLocal bishop celebrates Mass with popeDecatur Daily jobless rate inches up: 4.6%2014-11-25T09:05:33-05:002014-11-25T09:05:33-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Unemployment rates in Adams and surrounding counties inched higher during October, according to the latest report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.<br />     Adams County’s October jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent, up from 4.3 percent one month earlier. One year ago the county’s unemployment rate was at 6 percent. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.<br />     The monthly state report showed 706 members of the county’s total workforce of 15,443 remained out of work last month.<br />     For the complete breakdown, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INJ SWYGARTCounty jobless rate inches up: 4.6%Decatur Daily visit with Santa2014-11-24T09:36:39-05:002014-11-24T09:34:51-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     The seventh annual Christmas Open House, sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association, was held Friday and Saturday. Many activities were held Saturday, including a visit from Santa Claus. Above, an uncertain Elih Brown of Decatur takes his turn on Santa’s lap.<br /> Photo by J Swygart</p>Decatur, INJ SWYGARTA visit with SantaDecatur Daily bank honors Zurcher with Honor Flight donation2014-11-24T09:31:28-05:002014-11-24T09:29:51-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Paul Zurcher, president of Zurcher’s Best-One Tire, was recently presented with a $500 donation for the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight at the annual training day celebration of First Bank of Berne.<br />     The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices by flying them to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials erected in their honor. The flights are offered at no cost to veterans.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableBerne bank honors Zurcher with Honor Flight donationDecatur Daily Open House2014-11-24T09:39:33-05:002014-11-24T09:27:17-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Jackie Sanderson of Decatur provided holiday tunes on the piano that served as a pleasing backdrop for shoppers at The Grainery during the annual Christmas Open House.</p>Decatur, INJ SWYGARTChristmas Open HouseDecatur Daily video: Good things: Three sweet sides for a Thanksgiving meal2014-11-21T12:39:37-05:002014-11-21T12:39:37-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Decatur, INNo author availableTrending video: Good things: Three sweet sides for a Thanksgiving mealDecatur Daily at SA as team heads to semi-state2014-11-21T09:22:31-05:002014-11-21T09:22:31-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     For the first time in 22 years, the South Adams Starfires have a shot at a semi-state championship. And the students of South Adams are most definitely caught up in the excitement.<br /> Despite a regular season record of 3-6, many Starfire fans and students were looking forward to the playoffs with hope, remembering last year’s mediocre season which led up to a sectional victory.<br />     Throughout both the regular season and playoffs, student attendance at football games has been strong and consistent. Many South Adams students will make the two-hour trip later today to show up and support their team. The school is ensuring students have the opportunity to be at the game by providing a fan bus that is reserved strictly for high school students.<br />     Elle Amstutz, a sophomore at South Adams, has high expectations for the game, despite the distance and cold weather.<br />     “Even when it’s 20 degrees out or a game is away, students and fans are willing to come out and support the school, which is pretty awesome and says a lot about the community we live in,” she said.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INELLIE KAVERMANExcitement at SA as team heads to semi-stateDecatur Daily collection depends on weather2014-11-21T09:21:42-05:002014-11-21T09:21:42-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Yeah, your leaves haven’t been picked up this week. Something about weather conditions — highly unusual weather conditions. They eventually will be collected, but the foul weather may bring about a premature end to this year’s collections.<br />     “The weather has really slowed us,” Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “We’ll do our best ... it looks like Monday” before leaf pickups can begin again.    <br />     Wet conditions mess up the city’s two machines which suck up the leaves then grind them on the spot, Gilbert explained. “We’ll pick up what’s in the streets now,” then wait to see what the weather does next week, he continued.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INBOB SHRALUKALeaf collection depends on weatherDecatur Daily open house Saturday in Decatur2014-11-21T09:20:41-05:002014-11-21T09:20:41-05:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Youngsters will have the chance to take a ride on the Polar Express train Saturday in downtown Decatur during the Christmas open house that started today.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableChristmas open house Saturday in DecaturDecatur Daily