May 2nd, 2012
Decatur City Council gave its approval on Tuesday night to an expenditure that will eventually link the city police department's records system with those of Adams County, Berne and Geneva.
The idea was unveiled at Monday's meeting of the Adams County Commissioners by county Sheriff Shane Rekeweg. That body gave its okay for the county to allow the three communities to tie into its Sungard Management System, so long as the councils of the three communities approved.
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson asked the Geneva Town Council on Tuesday to approve a $3,700 expenditure for software that will allow Geneva to join the other police departments in the county in merging to one records management system. Additionally, the annual agreement with the management system company will cost Geneva approximately $900.
Johnson said, "Our countywide goal is to get all of the agencies on the same record system, using all of the same forms."
Marjorie M. McElroy, 82, Monroe, died Tuesday at Adams Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 14, 1929, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to William H. and Iva B. (Uncapher) Walser and married on June 1, 1947, to Robert E. McElroy.
Richard D. Hott, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Richard graduated from Decatur High School in 1950 and Evansville College in 1955.
He served 35 years for the federal government as an electronic engineer at the Naval Ordinance Lab in White Oak, Maryland,
The Braves' golfers did it again on Tuesday night beating the rain at Cross Creek to defeat a tough Homestead team, 153-164 to remain undefeated on the season with a 9-0 mark overall (4-0 in NHC).
Sophomore Chase Ellsworth continues his hot shooting earning a 35 (-1) on Cross Creek's par 36 back nine to lead the Braves. Nathan Kortenber was just behind with a 37 (+1) for the one-two punch Bellmont needed. Homestead's Kyle Davis earned a 39 (+3), good enough for third place overall.
FORT WAYNE—It was a typical triangular meet result for the Bellmont Squaws Tuesday night as they traveled to Carroll High School to match up with the host Chargers along with the Columbia City Eagles in a girls Northeast Hoosier Conference varsity track event.
The Squaws claimed their usual four first place finishes with both Holly Hankenson and Alexis Harvey dominating their events, while their 4 x 400 relay crew which has had a lot of success this year was just two seconds away from a blue ribbon.
Plans for a Sculpture Walk in Decatur are continuing to be formulated, geared to next August, it was learned at a recent city council meeting.
Decatur Chamber of Commerce President Wes Kuntzman updated council on the plans, with a hoped-for 13 sculptures to be situated in the downtown area, eight of them on pedestals outdoors and five to be placed in business windows.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, accompanied by Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler, Berne Police Chief Tim Taylor, and Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson, asked the county commissioners on Monday for approval to move forward on combining the records management system of all three towns into one system, with the sheriff's department being the central policy holder.
Rekeweg said the sheriff's department currently uses a Sunguard Management System, which is used for the Computer Aided Dispatch, records management, and jail management.
Indiana’s state advocate for utility consumers has recommended that Indiana Michigan Power receive only one-eighth of the rate hike it is seeking.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is considering a request that I&M says would increase a typical bill by just over 22 percent. The utility says the request would produce about $174 million in new annual operating revenue, but the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor wants that capped at $22 million.
Anyone who "likes" the Decatur Daily Democrat Facebook page through Tuesday, May 8, will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $10 gift certificates to local businesses. Current and new "likes" are eligible to win.
The gift certificates are from Christner's Pizza King of Decatur, East of Chicago in Berne and Crossroads Pantry in Geneva.
Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the Decatur Daily Democrat website.