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June 28th

Fall inside silo sends Bunge employee to hospital

June 28, 2013

    A probable fall inside one of the tall silos at Bunge North America on Decatur's north side sent a flurry of rescuers from the Decatur Fire Department, police department and paramedic units to the scene, not knowing what they would find upon arrival.
    Bunge Safety Manager Gary Teeple said the bottom of the enormous structures are not flat but cylindrical in shape, making maneuverability difficult at times for workers.

Lehman says gay marriage ruling weakens foundation

June 28, 2013

    State Rep. Matt Lehman said Thursday has was "disappointed" in a pair of  U.S. Supreme Court rulings announced one day earlier that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and invalidated a California law banning same-sex marriage.

Hospital bottom line ever blacker

June 28, 2013

    Thanks to a continuing effort to reduce expenses, the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) financial sheet presented to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees Wednesday night shows a solid bottom line for the year with the network having an $814,570 surplus.
    When the 2013 budget was adopted last year, it was anticipated a surplus of just under $130,000 would be on the books at this time but budgeted expenses for the year have been significantly down.

Bellmont grad finds a summer niche

June 28, 2013

    A 2007 Bellmont High School graduate, Alicia Drier, has found a good way to spend her summer. She's co-directing Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare From The Heart, an acting company that presents plays to raise funds for local charities.
    The group has been a nonprofit organization in Fort Wayne for about 10 years, performing a summer show and a winter show each year with volunteers in the community.

June 27th

Half inch of rain here

June 27, 2013

    A huge black cloud moved over Decatur a little after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and while it was ominous looking, there was no storm beyond a few bolts of lightning and some thunder.
    Officials at the city weather station recorded .53 of an inch of rain. It was the fourth consecutive day that rain has been recorded here.
    A high of 86 degrees followed Tuesday's high of 90 in Decatur.
    Photo of cloud looks east, over what remains of the onetime General Electric plant.

Poe native takes hospital post

June 27, 2013

    The Adams Health Network (AHN) will welcome a Poe native who has a strong background in working with physicians and their practices to become its new Director of Physician and Provider Services effective July 29, it was announced at Wednesday night's meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.

St. Mark’s gearing up for car show and more

June 27, 2013

    Various events, including the Sweet Chariots Car Show, are scheduled for Saturday, July 9, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, US 224 West.
    Organizers said approximately $3,000 was raised during last year's event and distributed to St. Mark's missions, such as St. Mark’s Food Pantry, Adams-Wells Crisis Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Love INC. and the church's Red Bird Mission Team.

June 26th

County to dissolve park-rec pact

June 26, 2013

    Adams County Attorney Mark Burry presented to the county commissioners at their meeting on Monday the letter he has drafted to dissolve the county's agreement with Decatur's parks and recreation department, as the department will soon undergo major changes.
    The commissioners approved the letter, emphasizing a need to meet with Mayor John Schultz, potentially to discuss a new agreement.

Berne 2-step hike of sewer rates is likely

June 26, 2013

    Berne City Council, during an informal discussion near the end of Monday evening's regularly-scheduled meeting, voted to direct its rate consultant to draft a two-phase increase in city sewage utility rates.
    Jeffrey Rowe from Umbaugh and Associates, the city's rate consulting firm, earlier this month presented several rate options for city officials to consider in conjunction with a state-mandated upgrade to Berne's waste water plant.

Lots of stuff for the buses

June 26, 2013

    This year's United Way of Adams County (UW) Stuff-A-Bus campaign was a major success, United Way officials said.
    "This year surpassed previous years with literally hundreds of items being donated, giving a boost to our volunteer food banks that constantly run low on supplies needed to help area residents," said a statement from the agency.
    Officials of United Way and the eight participating county food banks said they thanked everyone who participated.

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