Archive - 2013 - News Article
The shutdown of the federal government has reached out to impact Adams County. Soil and Water Conservation District Director Ryan Noblitt reported to county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday that the office he shares with the United States Department of Agriculture will be closed until all federal government offices reopen.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched to Bellmont High School at 3:40 p.m. Monday when a fire alarm was pulled and smoke detectors in the building were triggered.
The school was evacuated after a drum sander in the wood shop caught fire for unknown reasons, according to a spokesperson for the department. The fire was quickly extinguished, however smoke filled the building making it necessary for firefighters to ventilate the structure before returning to the station at 4:50.
Cole Barger 3, of Berne, was all smiles as he sat atop a pony during the fourth annual Lehman Park Harvest Festival held Saturday in Berne.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Officials from First Merchants Bank on Friday announced a higher than usual amount of reports from customers and non-cusotmers receiving suspicious phone calls from an automated system asking customers to enter debit card information.
The caller identifies themselves as a representative of the bank and states there is an issue with the customer's debit card and asks the individual to enter his or her debit card number and expiration date.
Freddy Fuelling and Natalie Busse were crowned 2013 Homecoming king and queen Friday night at Worthman Stadium. Light rain fell earlier in the evening, but New Haven’s 54-14 victory over the Braves put the real damper on the evening’s festivities.The Braves wore special National Guard uniforms, a tribute that high schools in Indiana are instituting each week this season in honor of those who serve in the nation’s armed services.
Photo by Deb Shannon
Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan A. Eichhorn, 57, Decatur, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to a plea agreement negotiated by her attorney, Stanley L. Campbell, Fort Wayne, and Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher E. Harvey.
Monroe Town Council on Thursday evening heard a presentation from a representative of Gorman-Rupp Pumps on upgrades needed to fix sanitary sewage lines that run from Monroe to Berne’s wastewater treatment plant. The cost for the project has been estimated at $23,000.
Council President Al Lehman used an analogy to describe the predicament the town is in, saying, “We can spend $20,000 to fix an old car, or $20,000 to get a new one. That is the position we are in.”
“It’s a sad day for Decatur,” said mayor John Schultz when informed of the passing of former Decatur mayor Harold Miller, 83, who died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Schultz said he feels those who step forward to serve the community are greatly unappreciated, and Miller was no exception.
With two council members absent, the remaining three members of Decatur City Council were busier than usual making motions and seconds and issuing approvals on Tuesday night.
With Bill Crone and Ken Meyer unable to attend, Charlie Cook, Matt Dyer and Cam Collier gave the okay to several ordinances and one resolution. Ordinances passed on two readings earlier and approved on Tuesday night included:
Community assistance is being sought by city officials for a scheduled cleanup day at the home of George Craig and his son, George Jr., at the corner of Jackson and Second streets.
It was announced at Tuesday night's city council meeting — attended by the elder Craig —that the work event will be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 12.
"Mr. Craig is going to attempt to do something on his property," and the public can help, Mayor John Schultz said.