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INDIANAPOLIS – When Margaret Ray Ringenberg completed her first solo flight in 1941 at the age of 19, some people said women didn’t belong in the cockpit.
But the Hoosier pilot proved them wrong, launching a long career in aviation that included service in World War II, a stint in airplane racing and shuttling Indiana senators to Washington.
As unseasonably warm as the weather has been recently, we haven't quite broken the record . . . at least not yet.
According to a spokesperson at the Decatur Weather Station, Monday's high of 65 came close to the 1998 record of 68 degrees, but fell short of setting a new mark.
In 1998, Decatur saw a high of 65 degrees four times in the first week of December, then climbed to 67 degrees on Dec. 6, and reached 72 degrees on Dec. 7, according to the spokesperson.
Decatur's downtown flower program is in dire jeopardy.
Faced with a huge deficit, the program may not get off the ground next year unless necessary cash is raised relatively soon.
Local pastor Dan York, who has been at the forefront of the program from the start a number of years ago, said Friday that the program is faced with a deficit of $2,648.
Spotlight, Decatur’s annual community and business expo, will be held this year at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., organizers have announced.
The tradition of “spotlighting” area business, industries and non-profits will continue this year as the pride of Decatur will be on display, Chamber of Commerce officials said.
This will be the 17th consecutive year for the event.
A financial statement submitted to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees this week by Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) has a plus financial balance of $389,016 as of the end of October.
This is nearly $385,000 higher that what the hospital had at the end of October in 2011, but nearly $56,000 less than what had been budgeted for the year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov.-elect Mike Pence tapped a retired lawmaker with four decades of legislative experience Thursday to guide his agenda through the Statehouse as he continues assembling his new administration.
Pence announced that former state Rep. Jeff Espich would serve as his top adviser for legislative affairs. The Uniondale Republican chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee before he retired from the General Assembly this year and will have a central role in helping Pence push his agenda.
A capital expenditure of over $500,000 was approved Wednesday evening by the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting. It will allow AHN to expand the capabilities of its long-term care facilities to receive software that will install electronic medical records and billing capabilities.
Two pedestrians were transported to Adams Memorial Hospital for evaluation after they were struck by a motorist in downtown Decatur Thursday afternoon.
According to a report from the Decatur Police Department, Suzanne Elliott, 74, and Larry Elliott, 80, both of Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, were on foot and attempting to cross Monroe Street at the intersection of Second Street when they were struck by a vehicle operated by Breanna E. Price, 22, 703 N. 3rd St., Decatur.
"We had a nice package prepared and they appreciated it. I think we went a long way toward solidifying a good relationship," Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin said Wednesday.
A six-member delegation from the Chinese community of Jiaojiang departed Decatur between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Tuesday, returning to Indianapolis for the flight home. They arrived here late Sunday night and began a whirlwind tour of the community on Monday morning.
A large number of students are involved in the upcoming Bellmont High School production of the award-winning musical "Aida" this weekend in the Erekson Theatre.
Senior Madison Stoppenhagen portrays Aida, described as a strong, proud and intelligent woman who is a true leader to the Nubian people, even when she is reluctant to show it.