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April 30th

City house fire claims life

April 30, 2013

    A house fire on Piqua Rd. late Monday evening claimed the life of a Decatur resident and has firefighters investigating this morning.
    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 10:43 p.m. to the home of Ralph Cornely, age unavailable, 6242N Piqua Rd., to find the home engulfed in flames.
    Rescue workers went to work immediately in search of the home owner, but were unable to save Cornely, according to a spokesperson for the department.

Glitch fouls ISTEP tests

April 30, 2013

    Adams Central Community Schools were disrupted during the first day of ISTEP testing Monday morning as a computer glitch within the ISTEP system caused students across Indiana to be kicked off of the testing site.
    AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone said students were knocked off for a time Monday but were eventually able to get back into the system and came close to finishing testing for the day.
    "Did it disrupt us? Yes. But we were able to get back on and finish up," said Pettibone.

Book hailed as a ‘love letter to Indiana’

April 30, 2013

    Brian Kimberling is no stranger to Hoosiers and their ways, as a native of southern Indiana himself. But only he could come up with Snapper, a book many are calling "a love letter to Indiana" that makes the state as interesting and vibrantly alive for those who don't live here and love it as it is for those who do.

April 29th

Rose has seen the dark side, enjoys bright side

April 29, 2013

    Curtis Delk Rose has seen more of life than most people. In his late sixties, he has held over 50 jobs and has lived all over the United States. He has seen the darker side of life, and he has enjoyed its bright side. He has struggled with his faith, been a member of what he calls a "personality cult," not been a Christian at all, and is a believer now. He's been the bad boy, the hippie, the druggie, the lost, and the poet. Who better to use sculpting wood to portray life as he sees it?

Zion Friedheim women pitch in on Little Dresses program

April 29, 2013

    The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and the Morning Glories (a craft group) of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church, Friedheim, combined forces and recently completed 43 dresses for Little Dresses for Africa.
    The dresses ranged from sizeS 3 to size 12.    

Old city building demolished

April 29, 2013

    One of the oldest buildings in Decatur has been leveled.
    The onetime city light plant and later street department garage, built in 1895, came down Thursday,
    Denny's Excavating of Plainfield is the main contractor for the project, which will include abestos removal, the area filled with dirt, and, finally, seeding.
 

April 26th

Challenge series has new sponsor and more events

April 26, 2013

    The fourth annual Adams County Run/Walk Challenge series that has been solely sponsored since its inception by the Adams County Community Foundation has recently gained the financial backing of Custom Car Care of Decatur to assist with the costs of timing for the various races in the series, according to an announcement.

Hospital numbers are mostly good

April 26, 2013

    The number of newborns, surgeries performed, emergency room visits, and total outpatients at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) jumped significantly in the first three months of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.
    At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the hospital board of trustees learned that 22,462 outpatient registrations have been made compared to just 16,981 in 2012,  an increase of 5,481.

City man handed three prison terms

April 26, 2013

    A 32-year-old Decatur man has been handed prison time after pleading guilty in Adams Superior Court to three separate charges.
    Randy Holmes, 32, Decatur, will be serving two-plus years, or a total of 950 days, and he owes $1,356.50 in court costs and fees.
    After pleading guilty to violating probation by consuming alcohol and incurring new charges, Holmes saw 200 days of his previously suspended sentence revoked by Judge Patrick R. Miller, the time to be served in prison.

April 25th

‘Good month, good year’ – Red hospital forecast becomes solid black

April 25, 2013

    When members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees adopted the hospital budget for 2013, they anticipated they might be as much as over $200,000 in the red at the end of the first quarter.
    The news the trustees received from Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler Wednesday night at their monthly meeting was a pleasant surprise because the hospital is nowhere near that figure; in fact, it is $845,142 in the black!

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