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April 17th, 2012

1 dead, several injured in morning accident

April 17, 2012

    The Adams County Sheriff's Department was at the scene of a fatal crash this morning involving a van and an Amish buggy. (http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/content/serious-accident)
    At a little after 8 a.m., a van driving east on Hwy 124, just west of 400 W, failed to see a buggy also traveling east and crashed into the rear of the vehicle, according to Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.

Harley L. Bergman

April 17, 2012

    Harley L. "Pete" Bergman, 77, of Decatur, died at his residence on Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Samuel E.S. Schwartz

April 17, 2012

    Samuel E.S. Schwartz, 48, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 a.m., on Monday, April 16, 2012, at his family's residence in Berne. 
    He was born on Wednesday, July 17, 1963, in Adams County. 
    Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a carpenter.  

City proposes closing out its dispatch setup

April 17, 2012

    Dispatch transmissions that currently go to the Decatur Police Department may soon be routed instead to the Adams County Sheriff's Department's communications center if a proposal by Decatur Mayor John Schultz is accepted by the Adams County Commissioners and Decatur City Council members.
    Schultz, accompanied by Police Chief Ken Ketzler and Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, met with the commissioners Monday to discuss the possible change, noting that all 911 communications are already handled by the sheriff's office.

City man arrested at airport

April 17, 2012

    A Decatur man spent a scary hour or so at the Indianapolis International Airport Saturday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents checking his bag discovered a loaded gun.
    Dave Schnitz, 57, owner of Schnitz Racing, N. Third Street, Decatur, was briefly taken into custody around 5 a.m. after TSA personnel charged him with entering an airport with a weapon. He was taken to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center, but was later released and charges are not going to be filed.

April 16th

Stimpson a unanimous pick to stay on NA board

April 16, 2012

    Michelle Stimpson has been chosen by the trustees of the three northern townships to serve a second term on the North Adams Board of Education.
    The announcement was made by Root Township Trustee Dan Bieberich.
    The other candidate was former board member Juan Gutierrez.
    In his notice, Bieberich said a third candidate was disqualified since the person did not live in the district, as required. He did not name the candidate.

‘Children of Eden’ is BHS spring musical selection

April 16, 2012

    Bellmont High School has announced that its 2012 spring musical production is “Children of Eden,” written by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird.
    The curtain opens for two performances in the Erekson Theatre on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 6, at 4 p.m.  Reserved-seat tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Reserved seats are in the lower sections of the theatre. General admission tickets are $6. General admission seats are in the two upper mezzanine areas.

Barbara J. Bolenbaugh

April 16, 2012

    Barbara J. Bolenbaugh, 65, of Decatur, died Saturday at her residence.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Amy (Scott) Ripley of Decatur, and son, Darwin Spaw of Decatur.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter V. Bolenbaugh.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday.

Charles S. Schaffer

April 16, 2012

    Charles S. Schaffer, 84, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 1:07 p.m., in the Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    He was born on July 14, 1927, in Adams County, to the late Carl and Myrtle (Baylor) Schaffer.
    He married Helen Ruth Plumb on March 25, 1950, in Decatur; she passed away on July 2, 2011.

April 15th

Jets take second at Southwood

April 16, 2012

    WABASH—Adams Central's Troy Tonner shattered the Southwood Relays record in the discus throw Friday night powering out a 160'0.5 toss and the Jets finished second overall in the team standings with 89.50 points behind Eastbrook's 105.
    Tonner did what he has been doing all season long in the discus and that is easily demolishing the rest of the field. The former record of the Southwood event was 159'1. Tonner's new record Friday night was almost an amazing 20 feet longer than the second place finisher.

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