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March 4th, 2013
Former County Auditor Bill Borne was elected on Saturday as the new chairman of the Adams County Republican Party. Borne, a longtime GOP precinct committeeman, bested former county commissioner Steve Baumann in voting among Republican precinct committeemen and vice-committeemen.
Adams County Democrats reorganized on Saturday, with all sitting officers re-elected.
Handed new four-year terms were party chairwoman Barb Engle, vice chairman Mike Snyder, treasurer Judy Affolder and secretary Glenda Inniger.
Engle is a former member of Decatur City Council and previously served as a member of the Indiana General Assembly. Snyder is a union leader at Bunge Corp. and was a candidate last year for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.
Funeral services are pending at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home for Frank Whitacre, longtime Decatur City Council representative who died Sunday morning.
Whitacre, 74, had been active in numerous civic causes as well as St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
An appeal by Tyler White, found guilty of murdering his wife, the former Amy Meyer of Berne, has been unanimously denied by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
The former Bluffton man is serving a 70-year sentence in prison after being convicted on October 11, 2011.
In October of 2009, White shot and killed his estranged, pregnant wife in front of their two-year-old son. He was sentenced to 60 years for murder and 10 years for enhancement, having to due with the victim being pregnant.
Science Central and the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo will return to Spotlight this year, Decatur Chamber of Commerce Director Wes Kuntzman has announced.
Spotlight will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 9.
When Karyle Green steps down as East Allen County Schools (EACS) superintendent today, she will depart with a $200,000 settlement. The agreement was announced on Thursday.
In a surprise announcement earlier this week, the board said Green was stepping down 18 months ahead of her planned departure, officially ending her tenure today.
Despite having to pay several large invoices this month described as "once a year charges such as building insurance and malpractice fees," the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) still showed a positive balance at the end of the first month of 2013, according to a report issued Wednesday night to members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees.
The Adams Central High School marching band which marched to the State Finals last year is more than halfway to its $25,000 goal to purchase new uniforms, according to an announcement.
The Band Boosters have converted some donated uniforms from another school into solid black uniforms for the front ensemble (pit) members. Meanwhile, it was noted, the current marching band uniforms are wearing out.
Dave Meyer, head of the county's maintenance department, brought contracts to the county commissioners this week for work at the county courthouse.
He also announced an insurance payment for damage to the courthouse.
For further details, see today's print edition.
Icy road conditions on I-69 in Huntington County on Tuesday caused an Adams County Sheriff's Department transport officer escorting two adult prisoners to the Department of Corrections near Indianapolis to lose control of his squad car, resulting in heavy damage to the vehicle.
ACSD Chief Deputy Eric Beer said this morning that veteran reserve officer Fritz Bultemeyer, rural Decatur, was southbound on I-69 when the car hit a patch of ice on the road, causing it to spin out of control and into a nearby field where it struck a fence.