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February 7th, 2013

Free mammograms offered by hospital for low-income women

February 7, 2013

    Adams Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) to provide free mammograms to low-income women in the community.
    Beth A. Knapp,  IBCAT executive director, said the mission of her group is to increase awareness and improve access to breast-cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. IBCAT grants are 100 percent funded through the purchase of specialty license plates for breast cancer awareness in Indiana.

February 6th

City loses plan commission

February 6, 2013

    The City of Decatur is without a plan commission. But don't fret, one is on the way and no doubt will be in place in a couple of weeks.
    The plan commission was dissolved Tuesday and all seven members tendered their resignations. It was a procedure designed to comply with Indiana law.
    "It's a very complex situation," Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting. It is, however, being quickly resolved and a new plan commission will soon be in place, albeit with new faces.

NA board members spread the word

February 6, 2013

    In its search for a new superintendent, the North Adams Board of Education has been seeking public input on what the public considers to be important factors in the selection process.
    As part of that desire for input, two members of the NA board attended Tuesday night's Decatur City Council to spread the word. Ben Faurote and Stacey Bussel made a 10-minute presentation to council, both underscoring the board's desire for public comment.

St. Joe honors Braun

February 6, 2013

    St. Joseph Catholic School recently honored Richard Braun of rural Decatur with The Distinguished Graduate Award. 
    Braun, who graduated from Decatur Catholic High in 1947, said in a news release that there are many memories of the years he spent at St. Joseph. One that stands out is The Sisters of St. Agnes and how in grade school it was their dedication to make students good kids. 
    Braun is active in his Catholic faith, it was noted in announcing the award.

February 5th

Jail decision may be forced

February 5, 2013

    The clock may be ticking towards a deadline for Adams County officials to make a decision about the future of a new county jail.
    During a meeting Saturday morning in Decatur, State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said sentencing reform legislation that could return low-level offenders back to individual counties for incarceration is working its way through the Indiana General Assembly.

D’Arcy events to begin Wednesday

February 5, 2013

    Three days of events in Fort Wayne and South Bend will conclude at noon Friday with a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne for Rev. John M. D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who died Sunday at the age of 80.
    Diocesan officials said the three day will begin in South Bend on Wednesday D’Arcy’s body is transported to St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1701 Miami St.

Dwenger grad set to visit St. Joe, Smoker

February 5, 2013

    Notre Dame wide receiver John Goodman, a graduate of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School, will be the honored guest at this Sunday's 43rd annual St. Joe Smoker at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
    Goodman played in 35 games for the Irish before winding up his career this season. The 6-3, 215-pounder will sign autographs at the St. Joe gymnasium from 12:30 to 1:30 Sunday.
    Door at the K of C will open at 12:30.

February 4th

Lawmakers hear plenty on education

February 4, 2013

    State Rep. Matt Lehman and State Sen. Travis Holdman would like to see their colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly take a break from additional school reforms during the current legislative session.
    Their constituents apparently feel otherwise.
    Lehman, R-Berne, and Holdman, R-Markle, fielded questions for 90 minutes Saturday morning during a town hall-style meeting in Decatur. And the bulk of those questions focused on … you guessed it … education.

Hospital solidly black

February 4, 2013

    The final financial statement for 2012 showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) finished the year $384,021 in the black thanks to over $1.3 million in non-operating revenue received.
    That surplus figure is over three times the amount to the good posted by the hospital in 2011 when the year ended at $104,947 in the black.

South Adams 'Dots' to auction Taylor Swift-signed guitar

February 4, 2013

    Dots in Blue Water, the student-led non-profit based out of South Adams High School, is planning on making a third trip to Haiti this summer to assist residents there.
    So the students have announced plans for an upcoming "coffee shop" and auction to raise funds for the trip.

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