Archive - 2013
Former Decatur Storm Water Superintendent Joan Eichhorn, now facing further charges, appeared with her attorney, Stanley Campbell of Fort Wayne, for Eichhorn's initial hearing on Tuesday morning in Adams Circuit Court.
After the hearing, she was taken to the jail to be booked in and was released on her own recognizance, without bond.
Eichhorn's pre-trial conference will be at 9 a.m. on May 16. A jury trial is scheduled for June 17.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the law creating the nation’s broadest school voucher program, clearing the way for a possible expansion.
In a 5-0 vote, the justices rejected claims that the law primarily benefited religious institutions that run private schools and accepted arguments that it gave families choice and allowed parents to determine where the money went.
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.