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Archive - 2014

May 21st

Cook will take over as new top cop in Decatur

May 21, 2014

    The Decatur Police Department is not only looking to moving into a new station, possibly by the end of this year, but the department is also going to be taking on a new personnel look at the top.
    Mayor John Schultz announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that Deputy Chief Greg Cook will takeover as chief next month. Detective Lt. Mike Mahan will assume Cook’s role as second in command.

Job well done

May 21, 2014

     Michael F. Ward, CAE executive director of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, was in Decatur Tuesday to award a commendation to retiring Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler for outstanding service during his tenure as chief. “I’ve worked with some really amazing people over the years,” Ward said, “but Ken set the bar very high.” Pictured from left are Ward, Ketzler and Decatur Mayor John Schultz.


Proposed sewer ordinance change is put on hold

May 21, 2014

    Adams County Health Board Attorney Adam Miller and County Sanitarian and Environmental Director Terry Smith appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to request the adoption of a resolution altering an existing county sewage ordinance. The proposed amendment addresses both the language and distance restrictions in determining which property owners will be required to tap into the county’s fledgling rural sewer project in the area of Pleasant Mills.

Squaws take 2nd at New Haven sectionals; Homestead tops

May 21, 2014

    NEW HAVEN—Six wins, including two new track sectional records, wasn't quite enough for Bellmont Tuesday night but the Carl Risch-led Squaws still qualified for 12 of the 16 events at next week's IHSAA regional at Wayne.

May 20th

John D. Black

May 20, 2014

    John D. Black, 69, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Surviving are two daughters, Jodi (Kevin) Cook of Monroe and Chris (Gary) Cearns of Decatur; a brother, Terry (Darlene) Black of Decatur; five grandchildren, Crystal (Aaron) Harvey, Laura Cook, Sarah Cearns, Shalynn Cearns and Cody Cearns; three great-grandchildren, Anabelle and Parker Harvey and Jaxson Case; and his companion, Edith “Babe” Wheeler of Decatur.

Abe R. Yoder

May 20, 2014

    Abe R. Yoder, 64, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Ray Feaster

May 20, 2014

    Ray Feaster, 93, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne. 
    Survivors include his wife, Eunice (Wilson) Feaster of Berne; two daughters, Leota (Doug) David and Janice Wolford, both of Geneva; a son, Alfred (Linda) Feaster Jr. of Berne; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. May 28, at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Gevena, with Wayne Steury officiating.

Michael J. Magsamen

May 20, 2014

    Michael J. Magsamen, 62,  Decatur, died Sunday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Brune to county: Use current jail site

May 20, 2014

    Another week, another opponent.
    Decatur resident Jason Brune appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon with an information packet he had assembled in an attempt to dissuade county officials from the concept of locating the proposed jail/superior court complex in the downtown area.

Spring training

May 20, 2014

     After a week of cold, wet weather, Monday’s temperatures were more conducive to spring activities. Youth baseball teams took to the diamond to practice for the upcoming seasons, including the two young hardballers spotted at Hanna-Nuttman Park.

    MARION—Both Bellmont cross country teams and the South Adams boys'...
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