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October 16th, 2012

Some good courthouse news

October 16, 2012

    Finally some good news regarding the renovation project on the Adams County Courthouse. After initially believing contractors were going to need to replace an additional 500-700 bricks, that number has been dropped to approximately 50 bricks, according to Dave Meyer of building maintenance.

AC band to next round

October 16, 2012

    The Adams Central High School Marching Band is now ranked among the top 20 Class D bands in the state and has qualified for the Indiana State Music School Association (ISSMA) Semistate competition.
    Last Saturday, marching bands from throughout Indiana competed in regional ISSMA contests at four sites: Chesterton High School, Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Evansville Central High School and Lafayette Jefferson High School.

Courtesy of county, city gains streets

October 16, 2012

    Who maintains which roads in the Decatur area should now be a lot less confusing.
    Decatur City Attorney Tim Baker, Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel, and the city's Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert met with the Adams County Commissioners Monday to discuss giving certain streets that currently belong to the county over to the city.

October 15th

Three prison terms are handed down

October 15, 2012

    Prison sentences were handed down recently in Adams Circuit Court, including two to Decatur residents.
    Wesley A. Lanning, 23, Portland, received prison time after recently pleading guilty in Adams Circuit Court to child molesting.
    He was sentenced to four years in prison, with two years suspended, by Judge Fredrick A. Schurger.

Adams Central gets $10,000 gift

October 15, 2012

    An anonymous donor recently presented Adams Central with a $10,000 donation meant to be used to help AC families in need, according to Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
    Pettibone told the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday that he is "continually impressed with generosity and compassion of the Monroe community."

Parents in condemned home facing charges

October 15, 2012

    Two people have been arrested in connection with a case that resulted in two children being removed from the custody of their parents and a home at 104 S. 11th street being condemned by the Adams County Health Department.
    Jason C. Hausauer, 42, and Sondra D. Hausauer, 37, both of Decatur, were arrested Thursday and charged with neglect of a dependent, according to police records.

October 12th

Boy hit on 13th upgraded to fair

October 12, 2012

    A seven year-old Decatur youth, Greyson P. Reed, W. Madison Street, was listed in fair condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne where he is a patient after being struck by a pickup truck at 7:16 a.m. Thursday on N. 13th Street.
    The condition listed today by Parkview officials is a huge improvement as the Northwest Elementary School student was initially listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon, suffering from head and back injuries.

Candidates get chance to speak their piece

October 12, 2012

    Eighteen candidates seeking 10 county and political offices participated Thursday evening in a Candidates' Night event hosted by the Decatur Rotary Club. The event, which allowed each of the candidates four minutes to talk about themselves and their candidacies, was broadcast live countywide over WZBD radio.
    Speaking during the event were countywide candidates for coroner, recorder, auditor, treasurer, circuit court judge, two seats on the board of county commissioners and three at-large seats on the Adams County Council.

Walmart gift cards to be used for classrooms

October 12, 2012

    The Decatur Walmart store recently donated several $50 gift cards to teachers at Northwest Elementary School to help provide much-needed classroom supplies that teachers often pay for out of their own pocket.
    Decatur Walmart Manager Greg Farmer said the company started the program four years ago after seeing teachers buying classroom supplies for students with their own money due to budget constraints in the school systems.

October 11th

Boy, 7, critical; hit on 13th St.

October 11, 2012

    Greyson P. Reed, 7, Madison St., is in critical condition in the pediatric ICU unit at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne this afternoon after having struck by a pickup truck on 13th St. around 7:15 a.m. today.
    Police said the driver of the pickup, Josh Butler, did not appear to be speeding and has not been charged.
    It was still dark at the time of the accident, which occurred near the Madison St. intersection.

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