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January 9th

Stimpson eyes recorder office

January 9, 2012

    Deborah (Deb) Stimpson of Decatur today announced her candidacy for the office of Adams County Recorder on the Republican ticket.
    Current Recorder Connie Moser is prevented by term limits from seeking a new term.
    Stimpson is currently the office manager for the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Recreation Department, a position she has held for the past 12 years.

Adams ECC is now open at Woodcrest

January 9, 2012

    The “B” wing at Woodcrest Retirement Community is open for business as the Adams Extended Care Center is now located there. Patients moved from the former Extended Care Unit at Adams Memorial Hospital to the new Woodcrest location on December 30, according to hospital officials.
    In addition to the new name, a hospital spokesman said there are several other changes associated with the Adams Extended Care Center, which is owned and operated by the Adams Memorial Hospital, a division of the Adams Health Network.

January 6th

Coil to get Decatur Award

January 6, 2012

    Veteran Adams County Commissioner Edwin E. Coil has been named the 2011 recipient of the Stephen Decatur Award.
    The Chamber of Commerce also announced that the First Bank of Berne will receive its Large Business Award for this year and the Small Business Award will go to Custom Car Care.

Monroe sewage pumps reported in need of a lift

January 6, 2012

    Talk at the Monroe Town Council Thursday evening centered around ongoing problems with the lift station sewage pumps located on the east and west sides of town.
    Monroe's water and sewage assistant superintendent, Justin Shaffer, reported the pumps, which are more than 30 years old, are in dire need of replacement.

Noetzel to seek county council seat

January 6, 2012

    Adams County Republican Party Chairman Rob Noetzel of Decatur has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. He will be a candidate in this year's May 8 primary election.

January 5th

Rites are set for victim of home fire

January 5, 2012

    Funeral services for Dean Ingmire will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
    Ingmire, 59, died Tuesday in a fire at his home in Roe Acres, north of Monmouth.    Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to services. (See obituary notices.)
    Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler said this morning that police officers will be attending the funeral en masse, in uniform. A bagpiper is expected to be involved in the ceremony.

John Crider is named fire chief at Berne

January 5, 2012

    Berne Mayor William McKean has named James Beitler as the city attorney to top a list of appointments announced this week by the incoming mayor.
    Beitler, a longtime attorney in Berne, is a partner with David Baumgartner in the law office of Baumgartner and Beitler. He formerly served as city attorney under the tenure of Mayor Blaine Fulton. He will take over the position from Bob Biberstein, who served for more than six years in the administration of former mayor John Minch.

City plans to drop storm water board

January 5, 2012

    Without a storm water management director since the mid-December resignation of Joan Eichhorn, it now appears Decatur soon will be without its storm water committee, too.
    At its meeting on Tuesday night, city council moved to dissolve the committee and place the storm water department under the direction of the city's board of works and safety.

January 4th

Arrangements for fire victim are pending

January 4, 2012

    Services are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home for Duane (Dean) Ingmire, 59, a 16-year reserve officer and a 14-year dispatcher with the Decatur Police Department who died Tuesday morning in a fire inside his home in Roe Acres, north of Monmouth.
    Among Ingmire's survivors are two sons.
    It is believed that smoke inhalation was the cause of death, although that has yet to be determined by the coroner.

Fire death fifth in 26 months

January 4, 2012

    It confounds and disappoints Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel and the entire Decatur Fire Department: a department which had gone 20 or more years without a fatality in a home fire has now had five in a little more than 26 months.  Dean Ingmire, a longtime member of the Decatur Police Department, is the latest, having died in a fire in his home early Tuesday morning.

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