A somber mood was prevalent in Berne City Council chambers on Monday evening as city officials paused to tearfully remember one of their own.
After spending the first hour of Monday's meeting attending to routine city business, council members concluded their evening with an emotional tribute to Nick Taylor, who was killed a week earlier while serving his country in Afghanistan.
Although the Decatur area has seen some rain in recent days, it isn't enough to lift the burn ban currently in place in Adams County, according to Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock.
"We've been getting a lot of calls so I want to get this out there," said Hitchcock on Monday. "We've gotten some rain, but it's been spotty and it's not enough. Things are still pretty dry out there."
Now-suspended Wells County Emergency Medical Services CEO Tina Crouse is facing 76 Class D felony counts for allegedly stealing pain medication.
Crouse, 49, a onetime Decatur resident, was arrested at her near-Craigville home last weekend and jailed under a $380,000 bond. She was suspended with pay by the Wells County EMS board.
The 49-year-old Crouse surrendered peacefully to the Indiana State Police, according to the Bluffton News-Banner.