Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article
Make it 15, an unlucky 15. Today marks the 15th consecutive day Decatur has received no significant rainfall.
And the National Weather Service gives little hope of that changing in the days ahead.
Much of Indiana keeps drying out with little rainfall in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press story. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report released Thursday lists much of Indiana’s midsection and parts of its northern counties as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition.
A Decatur man who was the subject of an intensive manhunt earlier this year has sentenced to six years in prison.
Wade R. Crone, 27, pleaded guilty in two separate cases. In case one he pleaded to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, both class D felonies. In case two, he pleaded to criminal confinement, a class D felony.
Crone was handed three-year terms for each by Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller, and was ordered to pay $168 in court costs and $472.78 in restitution.
Charges levied against a Decatur woman have been announced following her arrest last Saturday after she allegedly struck a pedestrian with her vehicle and then argued with witnesses and Decatur police officers.
Alicia M. Susnjar, 34, Piedmont Lane, Decatur, remained in custody Thursday under a $50,000 surety bond.
Nancy Manuel and Deb Mishler of the local Purdue Extension Service updated the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon on the status of their program to address childhood obesity in Adams County. Manuel, the extension service's health and science educator, informed the commissioners that the agency had applied for and received a $20,000 childhood obesity grant through the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative.
The United Way of Adams County held its annual campaign kickoff on Wednesday, presenting two new co-chairs to the board: Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil.
The event marks the start of the 2013-2014 campaign season and a new and higher goal of $200,002 to be raised.
The kickoff luncheon honored the 2013 Campaign Pacesetters who raised over $60,000 last year, the agencies, and the campaign team.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Plans are well under way for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Callithumpian Festival and parade.
According to a Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, the deadline for any groups or organizations who wish to list events or ads in the Callithumpian brochure is Saturday.
Forms for various events, parade entries, booths and the House Decorating Contest are available at the Chamber office, 125 E Monroe St., or online at http://www.decaturchamber.org/.
For more information, call the Chamber, 724-2604.
Maybe it's no more than a proverbial pipe dream. Maybe chances aren't much better than hitting it big on a lottery. Maybe.
The town of Geneva will be the first community in Indiana to be designated as a "Bird Town" by the Indiana Audubon Society, Limberlost State Historic Site Manager Randy Lehman reported at last night's Geneva Town Council meeting. The achievement will be recognized with an official ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the historic site, located at 200 East Sixth St. in Geneva, when representatives of the state Audubon organization will make a formal presentation to village officials.
Adams County residents will soon be able to pay their taxes by credit card over the counter, Treasurer Tom Krueckberg reported to the county commissioners at Tuesday's weekly meeting.
The new service will begin on January 1.
A local manufacturing company is on the cutting edge of the digital electronic technology revolution with the recent addition of a three-dimensional sand printer to their operation.
Hoosier Pattern, Inc., located in a relatively innocuous and nondescript cinderblock building on 10th Street south of Washington Street in Decatur, is utilizing tomorrow's technology today as they transition their manufacturing business into the digital age with the recent purchase of an ExOne S Max 3D sand printer.