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March 1st, 2013

Green, EACS secure departure settlement

March 1, 2013

    When Karyle Green steps down as East Allen County Schools (EACS) superintendent today, she will depart with a $200,000 settlement. The agreement was announced on Thursday.
    In a surprise announcement earlier this week, the board said Green was stepping down 18 months ahead of her planned departure, officially ending her tenure today.

February 28th

Hospital starts new year on positive note

February 28, 2013

    Despite having to pay several large invoices this month described as "once a year charges such as building insurance and malpractice fees," the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) still  showed a positive balance at the end of the first month of 2013, according to a report issued Wednesday night to members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees.

ACentral band uniform drive goes on; at the halfway mark

February 28, 2013

    The Adams Central High School marching band which marched to the State Finals last year is more than halfway to its $25,000 goal to purchase new uniforms, according to an announcement.
    The Band Boosters have converted some donated uniforms from another school into solid black uniforms for the front ensemble (pit) members. Meanwhile, it was noted, the current marching band uniforms are wearing out.

Courthouse contracts get approval

February 28, 2013

    Dave Meyer, head of the county's maintenance department, brought contracts to the county commissioners this week for work at the county courthouse.
    He also announced an insurance payment for damage to the courthouse.
    For further details, see today's print edition.
 

February 27th

Sheriff’s car damaged in I-69 slideoff

February 27, 2013

    Icy road conditions on I-69 in Huntington County on Tuesday caused an Adams County Sheriff's Department transport officer escorting two adult prisoners to the Department of Corrections near Indianapolis to lose control of his squad car, resulting in heavy damage to the vehicle.
    ACSD Chief Deputy Eric Beer said this morning that veteran reserve officer Fritz Bultemeyer, rural Decatur, was southbound on I-69 when the car hit a patch of ice on the road, causing it to spin out of control and into a nearby field where it struck a fence.

Cron held in Michigan

February 27, 2013

    Police in the Holland, Michigan, area have Wade R. Cron, a 26-year-old Decatur resident, in custody.
    Cron will be returned to Decatur as soon as arrangements can be made by law-enforcement authorities here.
    Cron is wanted here on a charge of criminal confinement, a class D felony.
    Further details in today's print edition.

Police search at mobile home court is fruitless

February 27, 2013

    Numerous police were in and around the mobile home court on S. 13th St. early Tuesday afternoon in search of a probation violator.
    It is believed that one mobile home was entered, but the unidentified person was not found.    
    The city's new police dog was called out at one point, but tracking was difficult for the dog due to the rainy weather.

 

February 26th

N. Adams calls off evening activities

February 26, 2013

    North Adams officials announced at 1 p.m. today that all evening activities have been called off.
     No word had yet been received on boys Sectional basketball games at South Adams, where the Starfires and Adams Central are scheduled to play in separate games, or Norwell, where Bellmont is on tap to play.
    Any announced postponements will be posted here.
    At 1 p.m., the temperature in Decatur stood at 34 degrees.

Berne plans to scrap playground pieces deemed to be unsafe

February 26, 2013

    Two pieces of playground equipment at Berne's Lehman Park, deemed by the city's insurance carrier to be unsafe, will be sent to the scrap heap following a decision Monday by the city council not to permit the equipment to be utilized by an independent organization.
    New playground equipment will be installed in Lehman Park this spring, and the city council for months has wrestled over where the new equipment will be placed and what would be the fate of several old playground devices.

‘I am a blessed, humble man’

February 26, 2013

    Just nine days after suffering a near-fatal heart attack, Berne City Council President Gregg Sprunger was in his usual seat Monday evening as the council met for its regularly-scheduled meeting.
    Sprunger appeared slightly pale and spoke softly, but nonetheless contributed to several spirited discussions throughout the evening.

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