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Archive - Mar 2013

March 20th

Investment auto firm destroyed by fire

March 20, 2013

    The Decatur Fire Department responded to a fire at Shaffer Investment Auto Sales on N. 13th St. in Decatur at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday.
    When firefighters arrived on scene, the structure was fully engulfed in flames, according to a spokesperson for the department. Crews battled the blaze for several hours, but were unable to save the building, which officials say is a total loss.
    Officials do not know what started the fire and an Indiana State Fire Investigator was called in to determine the origin.

Public hearing tonight

March 20, 2013

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight at Riverside Center in Decatur.
    A notice said the hearing will include a discussion of rates and charges.

Michael W. Bolin

March 20, 2013

    Michael W. Bolin, 51, of Berne, passed away Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Joseph F. Gremaux

March 20, 2013

    Joseph F. Gremaux, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Juanita R. Mankey

March 20, 2013

    Juanita R. Mankey, 90, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Shawn K. Schumm

March 20, 2013

    Shawn K. Schumm, 51, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Friedt, Ruble represent DWC at state

March 20, 2013

    Caden Friedt earned three falls, then nipped Noah Beller of Valparaiso 5-4 to win the 112-pound Novice championship for the Decatur Wrestling Club in the recent ISWA State Wrestling Tournament held at Ben Davis High School recently.
    Friedt, a fifth-grader at Bellmont Middle School, was the only state champ for the DWC. Jon Ruble, a sixth-grade student at St. Joe School in Decatur, earned third place at 90 pounds in the Novice Division.

March 19th

James E. Staub

March 19, 2013

    James E. Staub, 69, of Decatur, died at his residence on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
    James was born on December 15, 1943, to the late Louis H. and Mary Hildegarde (Lengerich) Staub.
    On October 23, 1971, he married Marilyn D. Rosswurm; she survives in Decatur.

Ex-city official indicted

March 19, 2013

    Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan Eichhorn has been indicted by an Adams County grand jury on charges of theft and fraud for alleged incidents that occurred in late 2011, Prosecutor Chris Harvey said today.

County jobless rate shoots up – Still one of lowest in the area

March 19, 2013

    Despite a 1.1 percent jump in its jobless rate from December of 2012 to January of this year, Adams County continues to sport one of the lowest unemployment levels in northern Indiana.
    According to figures released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, only Jay and Wells counties featured a lower jobless rate during January than did Adams among counties in the northern half of the state.

    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...
   Tonight's volleyball contest at the Teepee invites the Concordia Cadets,...

 

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