Archive - 2013
Decatur and area residents were mostly back to normal today after a record-breaking snowstorm which began late on the fourth full day of spring.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that the city received a total of six inches of snow. The snow was so wet and heavy, they said, that it sank as it hit the ground, making an accurate measurement difficult, so the total could have been a little higher.
A public hearing to accept community input on a proposed $3.9 million upgrade to the city of Berne's waste water treatment plant drew no comments Monday evening.
The city is under orders from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to reduce the amount of ammonia contained in waste water effluent that is being discharged from the treatment plant to area rivers and streams. Improvements must be completed by 2015.
Grace Baumgartner, an attorney for the Department of Child Services (DCS) in Adams and Wells counties, appeared with DCS employee Jody Hirschy with a request for the county commissioners on Monday.
With the third round complete, just 16 teams remain and many brackets have been left in shambles after a big week for upsets. Below is a breakdown of the brackets by score followed by the top 100 brackets by name.
47: 1.... 46: 5... 45: 6... 44: 11.... 43: 9... 42: 20... 41: 11... 40: 15... 39: 11... 38: 13... 37: 12... 36: 9... 35: 4... 34: 3... 33: 2... 32: 1... 31: 0... 30: 2... 29: 0... 28: 1.
New season, S.O.S. — same old stuff!
Spring has arrived but nothing has really changed in the Decatur area and most of Indiana. It's still cold and the snowstorms keep coming.
The latest, which moved into this area late Sunday night, dumped four inches of snow on Decatur by 7 a.m., and light snow was continuing to fall after that reading.
The winter storm had less effect than usual since all Adams and Wells county schools are closed for spring break.
Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock said Friday that an investigation into Tuesday's fire at Shaffer Investment Auto has determined that the cause was accidental.
Hitchcock, chief investigator for the local department, said the state fire marshal's office participated in what Hitchcock said was a "thorough investigation."
Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan Eichhorn is scheduled to make her first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Circuit Court.
Eichhorn was indicted last week by an Adams County grand jury on charges of theft and fraud for alleged incidents that occurred in late 2011.
The incidents involve an alleged fraudulent website set up to allegedly allow Eichhorn a trip to Florida at city expense.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Samuel W. Hilty, four and a half months, son of Willis S. and Elizabeth A. E. (Graber) Hilty, died Friday, March 22, 2013.
Among survivors are four brothers, Reuben W., Willis W., Melvin W., and Alvin W.; grandparents, Alvin M. and Esther Graber, and Samuel S., Jr., and Laura Hilty; great-grandparents, Elizabeth E. Graber, Chris J. and Mary J. Graber, Amanda A. Shetler, and Samuel L. and Mary Jane Hilty.
Richard L. Bleeke, 77, of Decatur, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Among survivors are wife, Lois J. Bleeke of Decatur; three sons, Cory A. Bleeke of Decatur, Daniel W. Bleeke of Denver, Colo., and William J. Bleeke of Paradise, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
After an upset-stacked second round of the NCAA tournament, the most games correctly guessed out of a possible 32 was Garrett Fuelling's 26 out of 32. Looking towards the future rounds, Garrett has all of his Final Four teams intact and seven of eight Elite Eight teams.
The lowest score was 17 but with the amount of upsets it's still anyone's contest. Below is a breakdown of the brackets by score and then a list of the top brackets as of Saturday morning.