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February 27th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Adams County recently was stunned by receipt of one of the largest monetary bequests in county history, one which will allow the organization to complete a number of homes for local families who cannot afford to buy houses.
The bequest of almost $125,000 came in the will of Pauline M. DeBolt of Berne, who died on April 4, 2012 in Decatur at the age of 81.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reminded the commissioners this week that the date for compliance with the new Fertilizer Use Rule was February 16.
This rule will be enforced by the office of the Indiana chemist's office and affects operations who use more than 10 cubic yards of dry fertilizer or 4,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer per year. Its purpose is largely regulation of organic fertilizer usage, such as manure.
Free bingo sponsored by WZBD radio will officially kick off Spotlight 2013 on Saturday, March 9, at Bellmont Middle School.
The bingo will be held in the school, cafetorium, starting at 9, with participants playing for prizes donated by local businesses. WZBD's Al Converset will call the numbers, assisted by another member of the radio staff, Dave Nathan.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday continued to call for a 10 percent reduction in personal income tax rates, even as that proposal has seemingly stalled in the General Assembly.
Pence made his comments in Decatur as the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Decatur Rotary Club.