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January 28th

Fire hits city home

January 28, 2013

    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 9:59 a.m. on Saturday to the home of Luke Snyder, 1116 Cross Pointe, in response to a house fire.
    The fire appears to have started in an attic area above the garage, which was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesperson for the department.
    Crews were able to stop the blaze from spreading to the rest of the home, but the garage area received approximately $50,000-$60,000 in damages, according to the spokesperson.

Ralph Kenworthy dies at age of 107

January 28, 2013

    Ralph Kenworthy, 107, believed to be Decatur's oldest resident — and probably Adams County's — died Sunday.
    Kenworthy had observed his 107th birthday on January 6.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Kenworthy was born in Camden, Ohio, but lived most of his life in Decatur.

January 25th

Democrat will host a bridal show

January 25, 2013

    Decatur Daily Democrat Publisher Ron Storey has announced the newspaper will sponsor the Adams County Bridal Show from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, at the Mirage Reception Hall 1640 Winchester St.
    Admission to the event will be free and will include area businesses exhibiting their goods and services. From bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, tuxedoes, wedding invitations, photographers, floral bouquets and arrangements, cakes and more, it will all be available at the bridal show.

Hospital going back to gasoline ambulances

January 25, 2013

    Adams Health Network (AHN) trustees, at their meeting on Wednesday, appointed Nick Nelson, director of support services at the hospital, to be in charge of selling unused or unwanted equipment, vehicles, or buildings that have a value of less than $30,000.

City part of an effort to reduce child obesity

January 25, 2013

    Nancy Manuel, Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue Extension, and Deb Mischler, Family Nutrition Program Assistant in Decatur, appeared at the Adams County Commissioners meeting this week to discuss some plans they have to help reduce childhood (and hopefully lifelong) obesity in Adams County.

January 24th

Old bank building sale complete

January 24, 2013

    Adams Memorial Hospital trustees unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night that will complete a sale of the former Adams County Health Services Complex (and former First State Bank building) in downtown Decatur to the City of Decatur for the price of $25,000.

County’s recycling numbers are given

January 24, 2013

    Adams County Solid Waste Management District Director Hank Mayer, in his year-end report to the board on Tuesday, focused primarily on the county's recycling program and its direct and indirect benefit to county residents.

Urology clinic to reopen in city

January 24, 2013

    Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced that Dr. George Martin, a board-certified urologist and surgeon with the Northeast Indiana Urology practice in Fort Wayne, will soon begin seeing patients in Decatur.
    Martin’s new urology clinic will start on Friday, February 1, and will be located in Suite B of the physician’s clinic. Appointments may be made by calling Martin's Fort Wayne office at either 436-6667 or 1-888-436-1769 and asking for a time in his Decatur clinic.

January 23rd

Pickup finally rescued

January 23, 2013

   Once the rising waters after last week's flooding finally began to recede, workers on Tuesday — the coldest day of the season — began the daunting task of removing a wayward vehicle that somehow found its way into the St. Mary's River.
    An unnamed source stated that on Sunday, January 13, the unidentified driver drove the pickup truck off the western bank of the St. Mary's River in Pleasant Mills, near US 101.

Solid waste district solid financially

January 23, 2013

    The Adams County Solid Waste Management District is in "very good financial shape" as it enters the new year, according to the district's legal representative, which in turn is good news for all county residents.
    Attorney Tim Baker offered that assessment Tuesday during a regular meeting of the solid waste district's board of directors after hearing a review of 2012 expenses and expenditures incurred by the district.

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