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January 18th, 2013

Hoosier Pattern and Fleetwood to be honored

January 18, 2013

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce has named Hoosier Pattern Inc, as its 2012 Small Business of the Year and Fleetwood RV as the 2012 Large Business of the Year. 
    Each year the Chamber names an outstanding company that has demonstrated a high degree of community involvement and good corporate citizenship to this honor., the Chamber said in a news release.

Go to game, and maybe win $15,000

January 18, 2013

    When the Adams County Crime Fighters take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio team in a benefit basketball game on February 18, one person in attendance will have the opportunity to win $15,000.
    The game to benefit the local Crime Stoppers program will start at 7 p.m. in the Bellmont High School gym.

January 17th

Getting back to normalcy

January 17, 2013

    All highways and streets are open, the St. Marys River continues to recede and Decatur residents are mostly back to normal today after one of the worst flooding episodes in the city's history.
    City weather station officials said this morning that the river had fallen to 19.44 feet, nearly four feet under its Monday night crest of 23.31 feet and a drop of nearly two feet from Wednesday morning's reading of 21.37 feet.

Fugitive may be in this area

January 17, 2013

    Adams County Crimestoppers is is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Julian DeAngelo Hart, 27, who faces several charges here and in Allen County.
    According to a news release, on December 7, 2011, Hart allegedly entered Innovative Concepts in Decatur and attempted to purchase merchandise using a fraudulent check.  As police were responding to the scene, Hart fled and led police on a high-speed vehicle pursuit through Decatur, the Crime Stoppers report said.

Nature Swag: Wildlife rules Fridays at AC

January 17, 2013

Adams Central senior
    Walking the halls of Adams Central School on any given Friday may seem to be a bit of a zoo. More so than usual because every Friday 17 boys (and counting) can be seen sporting their wildlife shirts.
    These vibrant tops are printed front-to-back with images of eagles, wolves, or bears, the animals that have inspired the group to refer to themselves as "Nature Swag" whenever they wear the shirts.

January 16th

224 reopening is likely today -- River contnues to recede

January 16, 2013

    The St. Marys River is dropping, E. Monroe St. is open, and US 224 was likely to be reopened later today as Decatur's latest flooding problems continue to recede.
    The St. Marys stood at 21.37 feet at 7 a.m. today, a fall of some two feet from its Monday-night crest of 23.3 feet, weather station officials said. The river was at 22.99 feet at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Mayor to get Decatur Award

January 16, 2013

    The Decatur Chamber announced on Tuesday that Decatur Mayor John Schultz has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Stephen Decatur Award.    The award, named after naval hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, is given for outstanding service to the community. It was first given in 1988.
    Schultz, who just started his sixth year as mayor of Decatur, will receive the award at the Chamber's annual dinner on Thursday, February 7, at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Decatur. 

Taylor given Berne honor

January 16, 2013

    The family of Spc. Nicholas Taylor, killed last year in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard, on Tuesday evening accepted on their son's behalf the 2012 Citizen of the Year award from the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
    Taylor's parents, Tim and Stephania, his brother Drew and sisters Holly Morgan and Sophia Aiwen, made no public comment in accepting the award, and told a chamber representative only that "there aren't many words that can be said" at receiving such an honor.

January 15th

East Monroe St. now open

January 15, 2013

    Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert announced at 1:50 p.m. today (Tuesday) that E. Monroe St. has been reopened to traffic as floodwaters are receding.

River crests at 23.3 feet – Slight receding begins; students offered shuttles

January 15, 2013

    Little has changed overnight in the fight against the latest flood to hit Decatur, although the St. Marys River crested overnight at 23.31 feet feet, one of the highest levels ever recorded here.
    The crest came at 9:30 p.m., city weather station officials reported, and the river began slightly receding. At 7 a.m. today, it stood at 22.99 feet.

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