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November 25th

Crash kills Monroeville 21-year-old

November 25, 2013

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department reported that Derek Franz, 21, Monroeville, was killed Saturday evening around 11 p.m. when the pick-up truck he was driving left the roadway and then hit a guard rail and concrete barrier. The impact of the initial collision caused his truck to roll over several times.
Franz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County Coroner’s Office with blunt force trauma being ruled as the cause of death.
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Trio honored for substance abuse efforts

November 25, 2013

Three members of the Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council were recognized recently by the Northeast Regional Advisory Board of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana at the group’s 18th annual meeting.  The purpose of the Northeast Regional Advisory Board is to collaborate to reduce the impact of alcohol and drugs in the 14-county northeast Indiana area.
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November 22nd

Local residents Walk for Warmth

November 22, 2013

     Local residents who took part in Thursday evening’s annual Walk for Warmth, sponsored by the Adams County Community and Family Services, did so in the rain and cold.

Auditor gets okay to fill vacancy

November 22, 2013

    Adams County Auditor Mary Beery this week requested the county commissioners consider breaking the county hiring freeze to allow her to fill an opening created by the resignation of a deputy payroll auditor on her staff. Although the position vacated is a full-time one, Beery stated she has contemplated reducing the position to part-time because of changes in technology which have reduced the workload in some areas of the office’s operation.
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South Adams trail group gets boost

November 22, 2013

    South Adams Trails, Inc. President Gary Habegger recently spoke at Berne’s Rotary meeting regarding updates to the SATI bike and walking trail project.
    Habegger told the Rotarians the trails group recently learned that grant funding through the Indiana Department of Transportation had been approved, adding an additional $185,000 in grant money for continued upgrades to the trail and $415,000 for rehabilitation of the old railway bridge obtained from Bunge North America.

November 21st

Fleetwood no more; now ARG

November 21, 2013

    The names Fleetwood and Gold Shield have long been associated with the city of Decatur.
    Those names exist no longer, following a corporate shift which placed Fleetwood RV Inc. and Gold Shield under the corporate umbrella name of Allied Recreation Group.

Veteran Berne attorney, law director will retire Jan. 1

November 21, 2013

    Longtime Berne attorney James E. Beitler, Jr. has announced his plans to retire from the offices of Baumgartner and Beitler, Attorneys at Law, effective Jan. 1. 
    Beitler served 30 years as the city attorney for Berne during the mayoral administrations of Gaylord Stuckey, Delmar Neuenschwander, Blaine Fulton and Bill McKean.
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‘When every river turned against us’

November 21, 2013

The documentary film “When Every River Turned Against Us — Lessons from the Great 1913 Flood” will make its broadcast premier tonight on Indianapolis Public Broadcast System station WYFI. The 30-minute film, in which officials and residents from Decatur are prominently featured for their recovery efforts following the 2003 flood in Adams County, will air at 7:30 p.m. The scene above shows mass funerals in Brookville, Ind., which followed the 1913 flooding.
Photo by J Swygart
 

November 20th

BREAKING NEWS

November 20, 2013

    The Decatur Police Department is warning area residents and businesses of a scam involving a person who claims to be a police officer demanding money, claiming an arrest warrant will be issued on individuals who do not cooperate, according to Police Chief Ken Ketzler.

Evacuate? Grab your coat (and the cat) and go

November 20, 2013

    What do you do when a firefighter comes to your door and says you have to evacuate due to a natural gas leak. You leave, of course, just as probably a couple of hundred or more of us on Master Drive, Mix Avenue and Lewis Drive did Monday night.
    “You can take your pets, too, if you’d like,” the firefighter said.

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