Archive - Nov 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov.-elect Mike Pence tapped a retired lawmaker with four decades of legislative experience Thursday to guide his agenda through the Statehouse as he continues assembling his new administration.
Pence announced that former state Rep. Jeff Espich would serve as his top adviser for legislative affairs. The Uniondale Republican chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee before he retired from the General Assembly this year and will have a central role in helping Pence push his agenda.
A capital expenditure of over $500,000 was approved Wednesday evening by the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting. It will allow AHN to expand the capabilities of its long-term care facilities to receive software that will install electronic medical records and billing capabilities.
Two pedestrians were transported to Adams Memorial Hospital for evaluation after they were struck by a motorist in downtown Decatur Thursday afternoon.
According to a report from the Decatur Police Department, Suzanne Elliott, 74, and Larry Elliott, 80, both of Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, were on foot and attempting to cross Monroe Street at the intersection of Second Street when they were struck by a vehicle operated by Breanna E. Price, 22, 703 N. 3rd St., Decatur.
MONROE—The Leo Lions gave the #1-ranked Adams Central Jets a rude awakening at the Hangar on Thursday night stunning the home team 34-32 in an ACAC mat dual.
As the top-ranked team in the small school division entering their season opener, AC looked the part after a quick pin to start from senior Ben Pfister at 195.
AC's 6-0 lead would be their last, however.
BERNE — South Adams freshman Gabe Schwartz responded to the pressure of his first varsity wrestling match, delivering the sudden fall at 170 pounds that sealed a 42-31 Starfires' victory over Garrett Thursday night in the season opener at the Stardome.
"Schwartz comes up with a huge win as a freshmen and wins a meet for us. He was thrown right in it and got it done," praised South Adams coach Eric Myers after the ACAC meet.
Theodore “Ted” Wayne Perry, 86, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at home.
Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of the late Harrison and Marie (VanAvery) Perry.
The World War II Navy veteran was a member of the V.F.W. 10006 and the Eagles in New Haven. He retired from ITT after 48 years of service.
Vera L. Rauch, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on June 25, 1925, to the late Julius C. and Anna I. (Bernard) Schultz.
On June 21, 1950, she married Homer F. Rauch; he died on August 30, 1999.
"We had a nice package prepared and they appreciated it. I think we went a long way toward solidifying a good relationship," Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin said Wednesday.
A six-member delegation from the Chinese community of Jiaojiang departed Decatur between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Tuesday, returning to Indianapolis for the flight home. They arrived here late Sunday night and began a whirlwind tour of the community on Monday morning.
A large number of students are involved in the upcoming Bellmont High School production of the award-winning musical "Aida" this weekend in the Erekson Theatre.
Senior Madison Stoppenhagen portrays Aida, described as a strong, proud and intelligent woman who is a true leader to the Nubian people, even when she is reluctant to show it.
A 49-year-old Craigville woman on Monday was sentenced to nine years in prison on charges related to her theft of painkillers while serving as the former director of the Wells County Emergency Medical Service. She is expected to serve only one year behind bars, however.