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May 3rd, 2013
Dozens of Decatur residents devoted the middle of their day to prayer by the Peace Monument on Thursday, in keeping with the National Day of Prayer.
The noontime observance was held by the Decatur Ministerial Association.
Dr. Robert Brink of Decatur Church of God opened the service by explaining the need for prayer in everyone's life.
The Adams County Farm Service Agency office is currently without a director, and will be for the foreseeable future, according to Indiana FSA Director Julia Wickard.
A hiring freeze that has been in place at the federal level since December of 2012 prevents the United States Department of Agriculture from filling the vacancy, Wickard said.
The state director said Adams is not the only county in Indiana to currently be without a full-time director.
Rina Stuck, in her second term as Wells County Recorder, has been named Recorder of the Year by the Indiana Recorders Association.
The honoree is selected in voting by recorders in the 92 counties.
A 1983 graduate of Bellmont High School and the daughter of Bob and Bev Stuck of rural Decatur, Rina Stuck was elected to the Wells County post in 2008 and was re-elected to a second term in 2012.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
A two-vehicle crash at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday resulted in one driver being admitted t Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) with injuries, according to an Adams County Sheriff's Department report.
A house fire that killed a Decatur man late Monday evening has been ruled accidental, but the investigation into the cause of that fire is still undetermined, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock.
First Merchants Bank, the Chambers of Commerce of Decatur, Berne and Geneva sponsored an economic outlook forum, moderated by IPFW Director of Community Research Institute John Stafford, at Adams Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
It was billed as the "first annual" such event.
Schools in Adams County, along with those across the state of Indiana, were scheduled to resume ISTEP+ testing today after two days of computer glitches.
The Indiana Department of Education issued a statement Tuesday evening saying it was ready to resume the required standardized proficiency tests Wednesday after two days of computer glitches affecting the exams’ online portion.
North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams schools experienced disruptions.
A house fire on Piqua Rd. late Monday evening claimed the life of a Decatur resident and has firefighters investigating this morning.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 10:43 p.m. to the home of Ralph Cornely, age unavailable, 6242N Piqua Rd., to find the home engulfed in flames.
Rescue workers went to work immediately in search of the home owner, but were unable to save Cornely, according to a spokesperson for the department.
Adams Central Community Schools were disrupted during the first day of ISTEP testing Monday morning as a computer glitch within the ISTEP system caused students across Indiana to be kicked off of the testing site.
AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone said students were knocked off for a time Monday but were eventually able to get back into the system and came close to finishing testing for the day.
"Did it disrupt us? Yes. But we were able to get back on and finish up," said Pettibone.
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