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Archive - Apr 28, 2011

Rain prompts high school sporting events to be rescheduled

April 28, 2011

    Rain, rain go away seems to be the new mantra for area athletic directors as they scramble to reschedule events postponed due to recent rainy weather.
    Bellmont has had to alter its schedule somewhat this week to accommodate NHC contests and will now host Columbia City on Friday instead of South Adams at 5 p.m. A new date for the BHS-SA game has not yet been determined.

Pence draws large, mannered turnout

April 28, 2011

    Unlike many of his congressional colleagues who have been greeted rudely by constituents in the wake of recent GOP-proposed spending cuts and suggested revisions to Medicare, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence on Wednesday spoke for more than an hour with a well-mannered crowd of some 100 area residents gathered at Decatur's Riverside Center.
    Pence, R-6th, opened with some brief introductory comments about recent efforts in the Republican-controlled House to curb federal spending before opening the floor to questions.

$2M-plus in pacts given for Extended Care move

April 28, 2011

    Contracts for the $2,096,708 renovation project which will result in the Extended Care Unit currently located at the Adams Memorial Hospital between moved to Woodcrest were awarded Wednesday morning in a special meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees.
    The project has come in slightly under the anticipated cost of $2.15 million and hospital officials were told to expect additional savings as a contingency allowance in the budget as $250,000 should be plenty more than what is needed for additions or changes to the project.

Freddie M. Callow

April 28, 2011

    Freddie M. Callow, 76, of Decatur, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on February 15, 1935, in Speedwell, Tennessee, to McKinley and Cora Tinnell Marsee.
    She married William D. Callow on May 29, 1954; he passed away on October 2, 2003.
    She was employed by the Schafer Co. in Decatur from 1967 to 1996.

Charles W. Small

April 28, 2011

    Charles W. Small, 76, of Convoy, Ohio, died Wednesday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice at Van Wert, Ohio.
    He was born to Wilbur and Mildred Elmmon Small
    Among survivors are three sons, Brad and Chris Small of Convoy and Greg Small of Monroeville, Ohio; a sister; and a brother, Joe Small of Monroeville, Indiana.

Betty J. Tinkham

April 28, 2011

    Betty J. Tinkham, 85, of Decatur, died at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital following surgical complications.
    She was born on August 30, 1925, in Hoagland to Rufus and Hester Young Werst.
    She married Melvin H. Tinkham; he preceded her in death in 2001.
    She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.

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