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A graduate of Adams Central High School scrubs into the sterile operating room and lays out the instruments the surgeon will need. High-tech life-support machines surround her as she draws blood from the patient’s hairy paw.
This patient, a 6-year-old German shepherd, is just one of the many military working dogs she and her fellow animal care specialists provide medical care for on a daily basis.
Decatur City Council’s final meeting of 2013 this week brought about the usual year-end re-appointments, plus one new appointment.
The new appointment saw council naming semi-retired funeral home director Dave Haggard to replace Don Tuszynski on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Tuszynski resigned in November.
“Don has been on a long time and did a nice job for the city; we really appreciate what he did,” Mayor John Schultz said.
Students at St. Joseph Catholic School performed their annual Christmas program Thursday evening, one week after the event was postponed due to inclement weather. Students, many dressed as angels, were on stage to perform the opening number.
Not only does the site of the former dilapidated street department garage near the city police station look a whole lot better, according to Councilman Ken Meyer, who resides near the area, but the city realized a cost savings of approximately $23,000 on the project, city council learned at its meeting on Tuesday night.
“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” seemed to be the theme song for most of Indiana earlier this week. The worst is over, for now, but there is surely more to come, and the postmaster of the Decatur branch office of the U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to help letter carriers deliver the holiday mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
Their pasture may have been covered in snow, but these two horses along the Indiana-Ohio state line didn’t seem to mind late Wednesday afternoon. The equines actually seemed to enjoy foraging through the white stuff.
Photo by J Swygart
Decatur City Council’s final meeting of 2013 provided a major slingshot into 2014: a project that will provide a new city hall building as well as a new police station. And barring any major catastrophes, it will be done without any tax increases.
How’s that for providing a big wrapup to a year?
Adams Memorial Hospital officials have announced that information provided to hundreds of area senior citizens from United Healthcare concerning physicians covered in their Medicare Advantage Plan was partially incorrect.
AMH chief financial officer Dane Wheeler said United Healthcare members, including AARP Medicare Complete, were informed via mail recently that Adams County physicians were no longer considered providers for their plans and they would have to seek new physicians if they wished to be covered.
Decatur resident Kenny Roop has had his fill of snow — enough to last the entire winter season. Shoveling the sidewalk in front of his 11th Street home in Decatur Tuesday morning, Roop said simply, “I’m tired of it.” Area residents may be able to put their snow shovels away for awhile, with unseasonably warm temperatures and even a little rain in the forecast for later this week.
Photo by J Swygart
Data Processing Director Landon Patterson last week made another attempt at convincing the Adams County Council to consider an updated and interactive website, but was more brusquely dismissed than he was when he appeared before the council with a similar request last month.