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Archive - May 2012

Library hours being reduced

May 31, 2012

    Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library System, reported this week that hours are being reduced at the Decatur library.
    According to Ehinger, the library board at its recent meeting discussed ways to ensure future financial sustainability while continuing to meet library standards and the community’s needs during times of reduced or stagnant revenues.

Suspicious package not an explosive

May 31, 2012

    A suspicious package found next to a Decatur business Wednesday morning brought about a swift response from law enforcement officials and wounded up with an Indiana State Police Bomb Squad (EOD team) being called to investigate.
    The package apparently was not a threat, however.

Swiss Heritage Village open six days starting Friday

May 31, 2012

    Doug Milligan, executive director of Swiss Heritage Village, has announced that beginning Friday, the village will be open every day, except Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The facility is open on Saturdays through the month of May.
    Chartered in 1985, Swiss Heritage Village covers 22 acres at the northeast edge of Berne. It is touted as the largest outdoor museum in Indiana.

John T. "J.T." Sailors

May 31, 2012

    John T. "J.T." Sailors, 87, of Walton, Indiana, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born March 9, 1925, in Clymers, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Lorena E. Farrer Sailors.
    On February 6, 1948, in Logansport, he was married to Marilyn Bishop Sailors; she survives.

Walter E.L. Schwartz

May 31, 2012

    Walter E.L. Schwartz, 16, Monroe, died Wednesday morning in a construction accident.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.       

Friday/Saturday state track preview

May 31, 2012

    Athletes from both Bellmont and Adams Central are all seeded among the best in their events at the annual IHSAA track and field state finals to be held Friday and Saturday at the Indiana University track stadium in Bloomington.

May 30th

Matthew Alan Ford

May 30, 2012

    Funeral services were held today in Rockford, Ohio, for Decatur native Matthew Alan Ford, a Rockford resident who died May 25 at the age of 50.
    He was the son of Ronald W. and Jacqueline A. (Snyder) Ford, former Decatur residents now residing in Spring Lake, Michigan.
    Matthew Ford also is survived by his wife, Anna, and seven children.

Berne joining police system

May 30, 2012

    Members of Berne City Council agreed on Tuesday evening to share in the cost of creating a combined network that will allow all law enforcement agencies in the county to instantly have access to each other's criminal records and data bases.
    Berne became the final piece in the puzzle that will see police forces in Decatur, Geneva and Monroe enter into an agreement with the Adams County Sheriff's Department to implement the Sunguard Management System network.

Bridge inspections to begin in county

May 30, 2012

    Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey told commissioners Tuesday that bridge inspections will underway during the next month.
    Inspectors will be looking at bridges in Adams County  that are over 20 feet in length, which includes approximately 160 bridges in the county.
    In other news, Barkey said work on the Ceylon Covered Bridge is still progressing, with Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery, Ohio, having finished the first layer of floorboards.

6,300 pounds of food given to post office

May 30, 2012

    The Decatur Post Office has announced that it collected 6,300 pounds of food during the 20th annual national food drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" on May 12 — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
    A Decatur letter carrier said that this is the most food that has been collected in the area since the food drive began in the '90s.

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