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May 18th, 2012

Courts to get second security officer

May 18, 2012

    Once again, judges Frederick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, along with Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, addressed the Adams County Council this week regarding the ongoing issues with security in the courts. The result was an agreement to add an additional security officer.
    Schurger told council members that even though there have been several studies done about possible solutions, so far there has been no action.

May 17th

City toughens trash/debris law

May 17, 2012

    Junk in your yard? Grass not mowed? Dilapidated vehicle out front ... or in the back yard?
    If so, you're probably going to be getting a visit from city officials in the near future, and this time — thanks to an amendment to the city's trash and debris ordinance approved on Tuesday night by city council — you're not going to be able to ignore the warning without being subject to penalties.

City woman gets 8 years

May 17, 2012

    A lengthy prison sentence was handed out by Judge Fredrick A. Shurger late last week to Decatur resident Deborah L. Delong.
    According to court records, Delong, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, each a class C felony, and one count of exploitation of an endangered adult, a class D felony.

Street benefit slated

May 17, 2012

    The Homes for Wounded Warriors Program has announced that an Armed Forces Day benefit will be held Saturday from noon-9 p.m., at the Wet Spot Bar in Decatur to help raise money for the program.
    The benefit will be an outdoor event on the street for all ages and will include the American Legion color guard, live music, a corn hole tournament, kids games, tip boards and raffles.

May 16th

Local duo to visit China

May 16, 2012

    Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin will be heading to China next month, looking to make some business connections, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
    They will be part of a contingent of 25 or so people invited to join a trip organized by the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. This year's trip will mark the 25th such venture led by the same office.

Pitchin' pink

May 16, 2012

    Becky Stucky, who is beginning treatment for breast cancer, threw out the first pitch Tuesday evening at Adams Central's Striking Out Breast Cancer softball game.
    Pink was everywhere as fans turned out for the event, and pink items were for sale.
    All proceeds from the event will go to the Adams Memorial Hospital’s Paul & Kathryn Strickler Cancer Institute.
    By the way, the AC girls topped Winchester, 23-0. Game story in today's print edition.

Students and stats come to council

May 16, 2012

    Students and statistics were on the agenda for Decatur City Council on Tuesday night, thanks to the Bellmont High School statistics class.
    Spurred by a meeting with Mayor John Schultz and local resident Larry Isch last January, the 14 students in Kent Arnold's class surveyed students in the fifth through 12 grades at Bellmont middle and high schools.

May 15th

Lehman hails right-to-work

May 15, 2012

    State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, wrapped up the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's monthly speaker series for the year on Monday with an overview of the Indiana General Assembly's recent legislative session.
    Speaking at Woodcrest retirement community, Lehman said state lawmakers tackled some tough issues this session, "and when all was said and done ... I think we did some things that are very good for the state of Indiana."

Berne sets Lehman Park regulations

May 15, 2012

    Despite a last-minute revision deemed necessary to comply with state regulations governing the possession of firearms in public spaces, Berne City Council on Monday adopted an ordinance outlining permissible conduct in the city's Lehman Park.

Teacher firing is defended by diocese

May 15, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana diocese asked a federal court on Monday to reject a lawsuit by a former parochial school teacher who claims she was fired for violating Roman Catholic doctrine by using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant.

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