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July 8th, 2011
Adrian Richie, former principal at Bellmont High School and now the principal at Lowell High School in Lake County, was severely burned in an accident at home on Wednesday.
Reports received here say Richie was removing brush from his yard to prepare for an open house that was to be held for one of his sons, Austin, one of the state's top basketball players as a senior last season at Lowell High School.
Somehow, the brush pile fire spread to him and he suffered serious burns over 45 percent of his body.
The City of Decatur has been awarded $1,366,031 in federal funds to make major improvements to the E. Monroe St. and Piqua Road area, Mayor John Schultz announced at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Called the E. Monroe St. project, the work will involve new pavements and curbs, improved drainage and repaving.
The city will have to provide a 20 percent match of approximately $340,000, which will make it a $1.7 million project..
Decatur apparently is going to be the site next month of a tent revival meeting.
Rev. Jim Splawn of Huntington, representing himself and city resident Susan Osborne, told city council on Tuesday night that he would like to hold a tent revival meeting on the vacant area off Seventh St. between the city fire station and the old depot.
According to Osborne, tent revivals were held there many years ago.
If the State of Indiana doesn't wreak havoc with Decatur's 2012 budget, city employees will be getting raises of $1,000 each after going without increases this year and last.
Insurance changes are coming, though, with only some employees to be affected by higher costs.
The passing on Tuesday of the deadline for filing petitions of candidacy for the November 8 general election left just one contested race to be determined in Decatur, but presented voters with a nearly full slate of candidates in Berne.
Voters in Decatur will have only one seat to fill. Incumbent Barb Engle, a Democrat, will be challenged by Republican Cameron Collier for the at-large seat on Decatur City Council.
Decatur's Fourth of July celebration was a dandy, with ideal weather, a huge crowd, the well-deserved honoring of two deceased local men, and a great fireworks show.
There was one a hitch, though, and it was a major one: problems with the sound system.
Chief celebration organizer Adam Eguia attended Tuesday night's city council meeting to issue plenty of praise and thanks, and to address problems with the sound system.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago.
Anthony, 25, wept as the judge read the verdict, which jurors reached after less than 11 hours of deliberation over two days. She was charged with first-degree murder, which could have brought the death penalty if she had been convicted.
Monday's Independence Day service in Decatur was dedicated to all who are serving in the United States military, but especially to two local men who died half-a-world apart.
Tragedy marred the long Fourth of July holiday weekend in Adams County, with a young rural Monroe man losing his life in a farming accident and several people injured in traffic accident.
Mahlon I. Schwartz, died at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne on Friday night of injuries suffered in a farming accident earlier that evening.
An Adams County Sheriff's Department report said Schwartz, 22, was run over by a hay wagon on County Rd. 200 South at CR 300 East around 7:49 p.m.
The pride and joy was evident in Michael Baer's voice.
It was not a personal pride, although that would have been understandable for the man who led a 16-member delegation from South Adams Schools on a remarkable humanitarian mission to provide clean drinking water to residents of the earthquake-ravaged areas around Port-au-Prince, Haiti.