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Archive - Feb 2013

February 21st

Geraldine R. Meyer

February 21, 2013

    Geraldine R. Meyer, 88, of Bluffton, formerly of rural Ossian, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Christian Care Retirement Community.
    She was born on October 1, 1924, in Allen County to the late Paul and Ida (Luttman) Scheumann.
    Geraldine worked as a homemaker. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and also the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and will be remembered as an avid supporter of family activities.

Robert A. Pilkington

February 21, 2013

    Robert A. Pilkington, 81, of Decatur, died on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Bay Pines V.A. Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.
    Bob was born in Alliance, Nebaska., on March 4, 1931, to the late Leonard and Ruth M. (Leonard) Pilkington.
    He married Wilma Fredenburg on November 1, 1952; she survives.

Redone piano’s debut slated

February 21, 2013

    A 1923 Kimball baby grand piano, restored to beauty by the efforts of Medford Smith of Decatur, will have its public debut on Saturday when The Friends of the Library will host an “Open That Bottle Night” fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at the Adams Public Library branch in Decatur.
    The piano was found in poor condition in the onetime Stoner house at Third and Jefferson streets before the building was demolished a couple of months ago.

City regains a plan commission...with new look

February 21, 2013

    The City of Decatur has a plan commission again — one with two more members than ever before and three new faces.
    The new members are Jack Macklin, Dennis Scheumann and Larry Isch.

Driver killed in morning crash

February 21, 2013

    A single-vehicle accident around 6 a.m. today resulted in the driver of the vehicle being killed, according to a release from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
    Sheriff Shane Rekeweg said the accident occurred on C.R. 900N near C.R. 550W. Deputies, paramedics, and the Preble Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene at 6:08 a.m. when the E-911 Center received a call concerning a single-vehicle crash.

February 20th

IDEM mandates hit again – Some property owners to face repair costs

February 20, 2013

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) mandate is going to be taking new financial whacks at some Decatur residents in the near future.
    Due to IDEM's demand that the city reduce its Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), sewage rates have been forced way up. And now, some residents are going to have to ante up to make sewer line repairs on their properties.

Sheriff plans 911 change; paint savings noted

February 20, 2013

    Sheriff Shane Rekeweg brought a contract for a new Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) from Frontier to be signed by the commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.

Judith A. Ainsworth

February 20, 2013

    Judith A. Ainsworth, 73, of Decatur, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy.

County website may be getting a new look

February 20, 2013

    In his report to the Adams County Commissioners on Tuesday, county technical department head Landon Patterson announced that he is exploring the possibility of completely redoing the county's website.
    Patterson reported that at present, many departments don't like to keep their information on the website up to date because it isn't user-friendly. He also said that the website isn't very interactive, and is mostly just an information dump.

Amos B. Schwartz

February 20, 2013

    Amos B. Schwartz, 81, Berne, died Sunday in Bluffton Regional Hospital .
    He was born on January 13, 1932, the 19th of 20 children born into the Old Order Amish home.

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