The Daily Press http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/apfeed.xml--1 Decatur Daily Democrat | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-21T09:22:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10717Fall colors a treat for area residents2014-10-21T09:22:10-04:002014-10-21T09:22:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Autumn’s color show was likely at its peak late last week, with these horses surrounded by the yellows, oranges and reds that briefly put on a show in Adams County. The photo looks west off Ohio-Indiana State Line Road south of C.R. 900S.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableFall colors a treat for area residentsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10717Change0Usable2014-10-21T09:22:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:107164-H soup, sandwich event is Nov. 82014-10-21T09:20:25-04:002014-10-21T09:20:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      The Adams County Fair Board, along with the 4-H Council, Adams County Extension Board and 4-H Clubs, will hold the fourth annual 4-H soup and sandwich and auction fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 4-H Expo Hall in Monroe. All proceeds from the meal and auction will be used for fairgrounds improvements and upkeep.<br />      The meal will consist of 4-H chili or chicken noodle soup; sloppy Joe, ham, hotdogs and coney dogs; drinks and soft serve ice-cream. Free will donations for the meal will be accepted.<br />      A silent auction and live auction will be held with auctioneering services donated by Heartland Auction and Realty. Representatives of 4-H are requesting donations for the auction.<br />      Those wishing to donate may contact Roger Minnich at 368-7341, or Aaron Gaskill at 223-5244. The silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 6 p.m.<br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author available4-H soup, sandwich event is Nov. 8Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10716Change0Usable2014-10-21T09:20:25-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10715A night at the museum2014-10-21T09:19:30-04:002014-10-21T09:19:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Chandler Thomas checked out decorations at the Adams County Historical Museum over the weekend. The museum will be open to the public Friday and Saturday and and again Oct. 30-Nov 1 from 6-10 p.m. All three floors of the museum are decorated for Halloween, using items from the collection of Mabel Miller.  Museum will also host Trick or Treaters on Halloween Night from 6-8 pm. The Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours are now sold out.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableA night at the museumDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10715Change0Usable2014-10-21T09:19:30-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10713Barkey is called on, literally, to answer council’s wage questions2014-10-20T09:26:59-04:002014-10-20T09:26:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Adams County Engineer and Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey was literally called before the Adams County Council last week as they attempted to tie up loose ends before considering the approval of the 2015 budget.<br />     Councilors questioned why all 15 maintenance workers were being paid the same $17.08 hourly rate regardless of their years of service, and why there was a line item in his budget that offered an apparent 60-cent bonus to those same employees.    <br />     To get answers, Council President Randy Colclasure picked up his cell phone and called Barkey, asking if he was in the vicinity and whether he could come to the Service Complex to explain the particulars of his budget. Barkey  appeared in the audience a short time later to answer council’s questions.<br />     Concerning the hourly rate issue, Colclasure asked, “How do they (employees) go from the starting rate to get up there. I mean, how long does it take?” Barkey responded, “After six months, all new employees are increased to the rate everyone else is getting.”<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMBarkey is called on, literally, to answer council’s wage questionsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10713Change0Usable2014-10-20T09:26:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10712BHS to honor are veterans in ceremony set for Nov. 112014-10-20T09:26:06-04:002014-10-20T09:26:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Area veterans are invited to attend a special Veterans Day program at Bellmont High School’s Erekson Theatre on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.<br />     A hospitality room with refreshments will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a provided lunch in the library. The featured speaker will be Dennis Covert, a Vietnam Navy veteran and member of the board of directors for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. To register, call 724-7121 and push option 7, or by email at lineberryb@nadams.k12.in.us<br />     Bellmont World War II Topics class students are creating online profiles of Adams County veterans who perished in World War II. Students are currently conducting research through local newspapers, yearbooks, military documents and genealogical records to compile an electronic database that will be accessible to the public.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableBHS to honor are veterans in ceremony set for Nov. 11Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10712Change0Usable2014-10-20T09:26:06-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10711Family Fall Harvest Party held Sunday at The Bridge2014-10-20T09:23:59-04:002014-10-20T09:23:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      The Bridge Community Church in Decatur held its Family Fall Harvest Party Sunday evening as one of the first events of this year’s Callithumpian Festival. Food, games and indoor trick-or-treating were part of the event.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableFamily Fall Harvest Party held Sunday at The BridgeDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10711Change0Usable2014-10-20T09:23:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10706Trending video: The top Halloween costumes everyone will be wearing in 20142014-10-20T06:40:29-04:002014-10-20T06:40:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily DemocratThose planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing. Some other characters on the list: Maleficent, Teenage Mutant Turtles, and The Avengers.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Decatur, INNo author availableTrending video: The top Halloween costumes everyone will be wearing in 2014Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10706Change0Usable2014-10-20T06:40:29-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10700Candidates have their say at forum2014-10-17T08:21:53-04:002014-10-17T08:21:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Eleven candidates for countywide office took part in a forum hosted by the Decatur Rotary Club Thursday evening at Riverside Center in Decatur.<br />     Taking center stage during the event were four candidates for two countywide offices — the only contested county races in Adams County during this election season.<br />     Christopher Harvey, the Democrat incumbent, is being challenged by Republican Jeremy Brown in the race for prosecuting attorney. Harvey has served in that capacity for 16 year, while Brown is making his first attempt at public office.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INJ SWYGARTCandidates have their say at forumDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10700Change0Usable2014-10-17T08:21:53-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10699Hiring freeze broken, Golden Meadows Home will see benefit2014-10-17T08:20:57-04:002014-10-17T08:20:57-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Golden Meadows Home Administrator Tom Magnan appeared before the Adams County Council Tuesday to update them on the operation of the county facility and request they break the hiring freeze to allow him to advertise for a fulltime Certified Nursing Assistant.<br />     Magnan presented councilors with a pair of handouts, one outlining how funds are generated by the facility and a second showing monthly and annual room and board rates for the past five years from the county home.<br />     Magnan told councilors he is having trouble “securing enough part time help in the area of Certified Nursing Assistants.” In 2013, he employed five full time CNA’s,<br /> but informed councilors at present only two are left, and he has been attempting to cover that shortcoming with part time people. However, a 28-hour per week limitation on part time employees has made that task even more difficult. “My people are maxed out” on the number of hours they can work, Magnan said, adding “It’s difficult to find qualified CNA’s who are willing to work part time.”<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMHiring freeze broken, Golden Meadows Home will see benefitDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10699Change0Usable2014-10-17T08:20:57-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10698Ceremony will mark Peterson site where Wilbur Shaw died2014-10-17T08:20:03-04:002014-10-17T08:20:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat At the height of his fame, Wilbur Shaw, a onetime great race driver at the Speedway, died in a plane crash in a field just east of Peterson. The crash gained national attention at the time. A ceremony is being planned for Oct. 30 — the 60th anniversary of the fatal crash — at the site to establish a marker of some sort. Shortly thereafter, tributes to Shaw are due to be held at the Speedway and in Shelbyville, Shaw’s hometown.Decatur, INNo author availableCeremony will mark Peterson site where Wilbur Shaw diedDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10698Change0Usable2014-10-17T08:20:03-04:00