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January 15th, 2013

River crests at 23.3 feet – Slight receding begins; students offered shuttles

January 15, 2013

    Little has changed overnight in the fight against the latest flood to hit Decatur, although the St. Marys River crested overnight at 23.31 feet feet, one of the highest levels ever recorded here.
    The crest came at 9:30 p.m., city weather station officials reported, and the river began slightly receding. At 7 a.m. today, it stood at 22.99 feet.

Mayor gives annual report on Decatur

January 15, 2013

    Mayor John Schultz gave the annual State of the City address at Woodcrest on Monday.
    He began by expressing his love for his job and thanking all those who support him in it.
    Schultz reported that the water department has noticed less water has been sold than was pumped to the plants, so they have been searching for leaks, particularly in the oldest part of the city. Having found leaks there, they will continue to search for and repair leaks elsewhere in the waterlines throughout Decatur this year.

Berne officials travel to view a system

January 15, 2013

    A contingent of municipal officials from Berne traveled to Lamar, Missouri, last weekend to view firsthand a wastewater treatment system that has risen to the top of the city's list of options for mandatory improvements to the local treatment facility.
    Berne is under orders from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to reduce the amount of ammonia contained in waste water that is being discharged to area rivers and streams by the year 2015.

January 14th

River to crest at 23.3 feet tonight

January 14, 2013

    With a 23.3-foot flood crest expected on the St. Marys River tonight following weekend rainfall of two and a half inches in Decatur, there is some good news: No more rain is in the forecast through Friday.
    Snow melt combined with the rain drove the St. Marys River from 10.1 feet on Friday morning to 22.9 feet at 7 a.m. today!    

Crash survivor said stable

January 14, 2013

    Menno Schwartz, 23-year-old rural Geneva resident who was seriously injured in a Wednesday traffic accident which killed two other men, was listed in stable condition on Friday in the trauma center of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    He was airlifted to the hospital after the one-vehicle crash on an icy Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo,
    Killed in the crash were Chris L. Eicher, 50, of Geneva, and Dan C. Graber, 48, of Portland.

D’Arcy treated for rare cancer

January 14, 2013

    Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese, says he’s battling a rare form of cancer and is asking for prayers as he undergoes treatment.
    D’Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.

January 11th

Snider named to AC’s board

January 11, 2013

    Cynthia Snider was elected to the Adams Central Board of Education during a special meeting held this week.
    Snider fills the seat of former member Steve Bailey, who resigned at the beginning of the year after accepting a new job in another state. Bailey was re-elected to the board in November, meaning Snider's appointment is a full four-year term.
    The board interviewed two candidates Monday, Snider and Julie Foster, after opening the position to the public in December.

United Way posts are filled

January 11, 2013

    The 22nd annual meeting of the United Way of Adams County (UW) was held this week, with the main order of business being the election of board members to three-year terms.
    Six board members were eligible to return for a second three-year term and were re-elected: Corey Affolder, Maggie Bollinger, Becky Cochran, Kenny Ketzler, Dan Kintz and Bill Warren.     

Crime-fighting hoopsters to take on K105’s crew

January 11, 2013

    The Adams County CrimeStoppers program will be hosting the third annual “help fight crime” fundraiser basketball game on February 18. 
    The Crime Fighters will take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio station team starting at 7 p.m. at the Bellmont High School gym.
    Ticket prices are $4 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 5 will be admitted free. 
    Jenna Razo’s Razz-M-Jazz dance studio will perform for the halftime show. 

January 10th

Being prepared – Various officials in county discuss school safety

January 10, 2013

    School officials and representatives of police departments from throughout Adams County took part on Wednesday in a table-top exercise at Adams Central Schools designed to discuss security situations at schools.
    Among those attending were the resource officers for the three high schools in the county. as well as the superintendents of the three school systems.
    Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Mawhoor offered different scenarios and possible reactions to each were discussed

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