Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Decatur Callithumpian Committee has announced the selection of David S. Haggard as the 2013 Callithumpian grand marshal. Each year an individual is selected who has made a significant contribution to the community.
Haggard, a native of Adams County, was born Sept. 16, 1942, to the late Harvey and Barbara (Smith) Haggard. He graduated from Adams Central in 1961, then attended Manchester College for three years and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1966. He served in the United States Air Force.
The dual-credit Health Occupation Program at Bellmont High School has really taken off.
A group of 45 juniors from all three county high schools gathered near the softball field at Bellmont Wednesday afternoon to welcome the Lutheran Air helicopter, flown by pilot Derek Emmert. The aircraft is used for emergency life flights within a 100 mile radius of Fort Wayne.
A Berne woman is being held today at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center under a $100,000 surety bond after being arrested Wednesday by the Berne Police Department on charges of attempted murder and neglect of a dependent person.
Sasha J. Hunt, 21, N. Jefferson Street, was taken into custody by police at 4:54 p.m. More information about the charges was not available at press time today from either the Adams County Prosecuting Attorney's office or the Berne Police Department.
The City of Decatur is updating its ordinance governing burning by the public, and the idea sparked a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Mayor John Schultz said some complaints, mainly concerning the burning of trash, prompted him to ask City Attorney Tim Baker to draw an amendment to the current ordinance covering the regulation of open burning.
Principals at the South Adams Schools updated the district's board of education on state assessment reports for the 2012-2013 school year at Tuesday night's special meeting.
It was Senior Night at South Adams High School on Tuesday as fans gathered to cheer the Starfire volleyball team to a victory over Union City. Shown are senior members of the volleyball program. From left are Brandy Rogers, manager Reba Morehouse and Alyssa Bluhm.
Photo by Dylan Malone
Decatur’s annual Callithumpian Festival is less than two weeks away, with the popular parade planned for its traditional 6:57 p.m. start on Monday, Oct. 28 to highlight the fest.
Many events are planned prior to parade night, and some have been taking place throughout the month.
The Adams Central Squadron of Sound performed its award-winning show "Celebrating Innovation" for the community Saturday in Monroe. The goal of the show was to fill the stands with friends, relatives, band alumni, teachers, neighbors and community members who may never get to attend a competition according to band supporters. Pictured from left are Jenna Wittwer, Amy Parrish and Samantha Marvel as the trio demonstrate their color guard skills.
Photo provided by Sandra Lehman.
Approximately 30 members of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and their guests received a lesson in memory recall techniques Monday during the chamber's monthly networking luncheon at Woodcrest retirement community.
Drew Martin, a spokesperson for Direct Development Training based in Kentucky, spoke on the importance of having a good memory in business and the affects memory can have on a business's clientele.
More than a dozen volunteers showed up around dawn Saturday to help Decatur resident George Craig enhance the curb appeal of his aging home. The echoing motivation was simple; those who gathered at the intersection of 2nd and Jackson streets on Saturday simply wanted to lend a helping hand.