Archive - Apr 17, 2012
The Adams County Sheriff's Department was at the scene of a fatal crash this morning involving a van and an Amish buggy. (http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/content/serious-accident)
At a little after 8 a.m., a van driving east on Hwy 124, just west of 400 W, failed to see a buggy also traveling east and crashed into the rear of the vehicle, according to Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
Harley L. "Pete" Bergman, 77, of Decatur, died at his residence on Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Samuel E.S. Schwartz, 48, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 a.m., on Monday, April 16, 2012, at his family's residence in Berne.
He was born on Wednesday, July 17, 1963, in Adams County.
Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a carpenter.
Dispatch transmissions that currently go to the Decatur Police Department may soon be routed instead to the Adams County Sheriff's Department's communications center if a proposal by Decatur Mayor John Schultz is accepted by the Adams County Commissioners and Decatur City Council members.
Schultz, accompanied by Police Chief Ken Ketzler and Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, met with the commissioners Monday to discuss the possible change, noting that all 911 communications are already handled by the sheriff's office.
A Decatur man spent a scary hour or so at the Indianapolis International Airport Saturday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents checking his bag discovered a loaded gun.
Dave Schnitz, 57, owner of Schnitz Racing, N. Third Street, Decatur, was briefly taken into custody around 5 a.m. after TSA personnel charged him with entering an airport with a weapon. He was taken to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center, but was later released and charges are not going to be filed.