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February 11th

Police surround city home

February 11, 2013

    The Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team (ERT) was summoned to Decatur Sunday evening to assist the Adams County Sheriff's Department with the execution of a search warrant after county officers received information that a man they believed to be heavily armed was in a local residence.
    Sheriff Shane Rekeweg said police are actively looking for Wade Richard Crone, 26, who is wanted on a charge of criminal confinement, a class D felony.

Sheriff eyeing technology changes

February 11, 2013

    Sheriff Shane Rekeweg hopes to make some changes in the technology of the sheriff's department this year.
    The current PSAP system (which records caller information from 911 phone calls) has been malfunctioning for the past two years, including times when it doesn't work at all. The current company has failed to fix all of the "bugs," so Rekeweg and county Information Technology Director Landon Patterson have decided to switch the system to one offered by Frontier.

Judge finds Baker guilty of violating his parole

February 11, 2013

    A Noble County Superior Court judge has ruled that Paul David Baker, 49, of Monroeville, violated his probation terms for conviction of child molesting and battery.
    Judge Robert Kirsch found Baker in violation due to charges filed against Baker in Adams County last July for two counts of unlawful employment near children by a sexual predator.

February 8th

Decatur honors its own

February 8, 2013

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz, honored Thursday night with the Chamber of Commerce's annual Stephen Decatur Award, said he sees the honor as "the acknowledgment that there is still much more to do."
    The award, first presented in 1988 to Rita Setser, is presented for outstanding service to the community. It is named for naval war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur.
    Schultz, who served 16 years as a city councilman, is in his sixth year as mayor.

Turtles probe leads to arrest

February 8, 2013

    What started as an investigation by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officers into an illegal turtle selling operation ... yes, turtles .. .turned into a drug arrest for a Monroe resident, according to Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez.

Tickets available for Hall of Fame fete

February 8, 2013

    Those interested in attending the upcoming Indiana Hall of Fame banquet when Decatur native David Anspaugh will be honored may still purchase tickets. But banquet organizers say they are selling quickly.
    The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at the Primo Banquet Hall, 2615 National Avenue in Indianapolis.
    For a reservation, send $50 per person with name, address (including city, state and ZIP), plus phone number and email, to: One Hall of Fame Court, New Castle, In 47362.

February 7th

Group looks to mark 100th anniversary of monument

February 7, 2013

    A committee in charged of organizing a celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Peace Monument on the Adams County Courthouse square met on Wednesday. According to Dave Meyer, head of the county's maintenance department, the monument is the first of its kind in the nation.

Leak from truck cleaned up in city

February 7, 2013

    City personnel from the police department, fire department and street department were attempting this morning to negate a spill of some type of oil laid down through a wide area by an apparent leak from a truck.
    The truck reportedly coming to the Bunge North America plant on Decatur's northwest side apparently was leaking the substance from a starting point in Delphos, Ohio, and through Decatur.
    One observer described it as a "sticky sort of substance."

Free mammograms offered by hospital for low-income women

February 7, 2013

    Adams Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) to provide free mammograms to low-income women in the community.
    Beth A. Knapp,  IBCAT executive director, said the mission of her group is to increase awareness and improve access to breast-cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. IBCAT grants are 100 percent funded through the purchase of specialty license plates for breast cancer awareness in Indiana.

February 6th

City loses plan commission

February 6, 2013

    The City of Decatur is without a plan commission. But don't fret, one is on the way and no doubt will be in place in a couple of weeks.
    The plan commission was dissolved Tuesday and all seven members tendered their resignations. It was a procedure designed to comply with Indiana law.
    "It's a very complex situation," Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting. It is, however, being quickly resolved and a new plan commission will soon be in place, albeit with new faces.

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