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            Policy, policy, and more policy was the overarching message presented by Ukrainian born congresswoman Victoria Spartz at the Adams County Republican Party Liberty Rally as she presented her ideas for improving the government on the federal level. The rally was held just a day aft…

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            The Adams County Highway Department is receiving serious interest for some of their plows. Superintendent Brad Yoder explained to the board of commissioners that years ago the department had gotten 1-way, singular plows and they do not currently get used. Two years ago, some of t…

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            The Adams Central FFA team sent a dairy squad out to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to compete in the All-American Dairy Judging contest this past week. Part of the trip was spent touring the area as the students on the trip were able to see the Flight 93 Memorial, Gettysburg, and the …

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            The gymnasium at the Merit Center was packed full of leaders of local non-profits Tuesday afternoon as the Adams County Community Foundation held their Network for Nonprofit events. The leaders gathered for lunch and answered different prompts as they learned more about how their…

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            Blood, sweat, tears and all the different emotions were present at Swiss Heritage Village on Friday evening as the historic park became the stomping grounds for hundreds of children in grades 5th and under as they took part in the annual Kinderlauf one mile race. The race was run…

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            There are about 20 of the 92 Hoosier counties that are primed for growth over the next few years and Adams County is one of them. Ball State University was commissioned by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs to do research on the rural communities in the State and from here…

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            Adams County Sheriff Dan Mawhorr presented his suggestions and comments of how South Adams is poised to handle an emergency situation at the district’s School Board meeting. While he applauded the overall safety of Indiana schools, saying the state leads the country, and brought …

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            Jerod Adler was appointed and sworn in by Adams County Clerk Jim Voglewede on Monday, September 12th at the Adams County Courthouse. Adler is filling the rest of the term as Kirkland Township Trustee due to the resignation of Leslie Reilly-Green as she recently moved outside the …

            TekniPlex Consumer Products, also known as Dolco Packaging, held a safety mascot contest to help promote safety at their plant. Liz Pilling took the top prize with the creation of the “Safety Chicken,” which depicts a chicken in safety gear giving a thumbs up.

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            A project is in the works that could bring on-demand public transportation to Adams County. The Adams County board of commissioners heard a presentation from Todd Jennings, who is a 5311 Program Manager for the Indiana Department of Transportation, that went over the specifics of…

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            What already is an exciting and eventful Halloween season in Decatur, just got a lot more fun, and even scarier. The city of Decatur is going to hold a Haunted Trail event at Hanna Nuttman Park. The event is going to be brought to the community by the family who did the Haunted B…

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            The South Adams Starfire will be going #BlueforBrooks at their football game on Friday night against Bluffton in association with Childhood Cancer Awareness month, to recognize local preschooler Brooks Weiland. Weiland is preparing to begin chemotherapy that will target a Wilms t…

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            With Highland Games season around the corner in Decatur, those who are looking to be crowned champions have about two weeks to work themselves into competitive shape. Before the champions can be crowned on October 1st, a competitor must finish in the top 15 at the qualifier befor…

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            Dogs are said to be man’s best friend, but when man isn't a dog's best friend, there are only a few places these animals are able to go, and right now those places are filling up faster than ever. The past year has seen Adams County animals be given up and abandoned at a fast pac…

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            Future upgrades to Lehman Park were presented to the Berne city council Monday night as Mayor Gregg Sprunger walked through the initial plans and phases that the park could undergo. The concepts were the same ones that the park board had just gone over, and the city council was a…

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The Decatur Police Department wants to make the public aware that we are currently seeking the whereabouts of 28-year-old Patrick Michael Scott for questioning in connection to an aggravated battery that occurred overnight in Decatur.

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            The Decatur’s Downtown Summer Concert Series will have its final installment of 2022 this Thursday. The conclusion of the series will turn the city’s focus towards the Highland Games, Kekionga Festival, and the Calithumpian Festival over the next few months. This week however, al…

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            The Braun Family Farm in Decatur was among the record number of Indiana farms that received a Hoosier Homestead Award this year at the Indiana State Fair, recognizing their family’s longstanding commitment to agriculture and the community.

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            At Tuesday night's budget meeting in Geneva, the town council members all agreed that they will be asking for an increase in the fire department contracts for the townships. The group settled on asking for a 6% percent increase in all the local townships that they serve. There we…

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            The 4th annual installation of Germanfest in Decatur will be bringing back the band that has provided entertainment at each of the prior festivals. The Klaberheads, also known as the Franz Klaber Orchestra, has become an area favorite due to their ability to connect audiences wit…

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            Adams County was represented on national television Monday morning as the cast of ESPN’s First Take went live on a Formula SSC 500. The show was celebrating the return of its star sports analyst, Stephen A. Smith, who took 6 weeks off from the show to recover from a shoulder surg…

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            The long-awaited anniversary celebration finally kicked off this past weekend in Geneva and its festivities did not disappoint in the slightest. Friday night there was a collective environment of gratitude as city officials and prominent community figures took the stage underneat…

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            High School teams are driven by tradition, and those traditions are born by those within a program that embody all of the desired characteristics of a teammate and an athlete. The Bellmont Braves Football Team decided to hang signs in the locker room in memory of two of these you…

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            The Berne city council considered two major changes to CR 150 on Monday night, one being a change in the road's name, and the other being a change of the road’s speed limit. The city had already been planning to rename the street and had a committee that was weighing different id…

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            Both the Berne city council and the Geneva town council heard comments from citizens regarding the processes in place for each municipality's nuisance orders. These comments were a continuation of the conversations being had across Adams County on nuisance orders and the best way…

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            What started as a large collection accumulated over years of garage sale shopping and thrifting has turned into downtown Decatur’s newest high-end thrift store. Vintage Hussel has been opened by Donna Huss-Contino and her daughter Sherry Grier on North Second Street in the same b…

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            The local organization that specializes in transporting seniors across the county for doctors' appointments, grocery runs, and other important trips currently does not have a garage for their vehicles, however executive director Michelle Lengerich has plans on changing that. Whil…

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            What started with two rival towns and a large and treacherous swamp has grown over the last 150 years to become one of Indiana’s leaders in nature conservation and a home to hundreds. Next weekend downtown Geneva will be full of crowds celebrating the town’s rich history along wi…

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             This past weekend the CTJ Wiffle Ball Tournament was held for the third consecutive year in the memory of three young men, Connor Brite, Trevor Ortiz, and Jordan Fuelling, who passed away in a car accident a little over two years ago. The wiffle ball tournament is the third inst…

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            On April 11th, 1965, those who were getting ready to attend Palm Sunday church services had no idea that Indiana was about to be leveled by a weather-related catastrophe that would kill hundreds across the Midwest and injure thousands. Tipton, Indiana native, Janis Thornton, will…

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            By the time that the opening ceremonies rolled around, downtown Berne was already full of excited faces ready to celebrate with their community. The streets started filling at 5:00 as families made their way to vendors to shop and eat and children rushed to amusement activities. …

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          The concept is simple. Find a very heavy rock and see who is able to throw it the farthest. This event, called the steintoss (steinstossen), has become an institution in Swiss culture and is celebrated yearly at the Berne Swiss Days festival. 

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On July 25, 2022, at approximately 8:17 a.m., Adams County Deputies, Station 1 First Responders, and Adams County EMS were dispatched to the intersection of CR 600 E and US 224 in response to the report of a single vehicle crash.

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    Victory always tastes sweet, but it feels the sweetest when you can share your accomplishments with the people you love. As Branson Jordan was named the 2022 Premier Showman for Swine, it was doing it all beside his sister, Addelyne, that truly put the icing on the cake. As the crowd app…

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The Decatur City Council voted 4-1 to bring an amendment to the city ordinance prohibiting the slaughter of animals within city limits to next month's council meeting. Based on the comments and actual votes of the council, the proposed amendment seems likely to pass at the July meeting, clea…

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  One of the most polarizing political debates has moved into its next chapter as the Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The decision upheld the right for a woman to choose to have an abortion and limited government restrictions on the topic. In recent years, the top…

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Before the downtown concert series started, a group of local merchants gathered on the open field across from the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. The Market offers an opportunity for vendors to sell their products, most of the doing so to raise money for different causes or purposes. This past …

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Home-brewed beer and lots of barbeque will be filling the streets of Decatur on Saturday afternoon as the 6th annual Dekegger festival kicks off. The idea started in 2016 as a proposal thrown out during a brainstorming session by the Mainstreet Committee, as they attempted to find ideas to g…

Over 2000 Decatur indiana michigan power customers were without power this morning due to last evenings storm. Clean up of debris continues

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Jason Myers took Brad Engle along when Jason got his UTV inspected and approved to be legally driven on Decatur streets. Both men were quite pleased with the outcome.

The City of Decatur will hold their regularly scheduled Decatur Board of Public Works & Safety and Common Council meetings on May 17, 2022 at Riverside Center 231 E. Monroe Street, Decatur, Indiana.  The Board of Public Works & Safety meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the Common …