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October 3rd, 2011
The driver of an Amish buggy was killed and a passenger severely injured at 4:25 p.m. Friday when their vehicle was struck on Salem Road near C.R. 300E by a northbound van.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported today that Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, rural Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries sustained when he was ejected from his buggy that was struck by a van driven by David R. Harkless, 78, rural Decatur.
Adams Memorial Hospital has been named as one of the top 100 critical care access hospitals in the United States, according to information released Wednesday at the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference being held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Adams Health Network President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick delivered the news to the AHN board of trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, saying “this is truly something we can all be really proud of.”
A group called Decatur Friends of the Theatre is being created to start a community theater and, at a meeting on Thursday evening attended by 13 people, two more meeting dates were scheduled.
The theatre group is an outgrowth of the success of the locally-written and locally-directed play "C.O.D. (Cuties of Decatur)" in August. Some 360 people saw the play on its four show dates and, after expenses were paid, "C.O.D." had a profit of just over $2,000.
"We believe that Mr. White acted in complete self-defense."
Those 10 words form the basis of the defense in the Wells Circuit Court trial of Tyler White, according to a story in the Bluffton News-Banner. The trial may last as long as two weeks.
On the first day after a jury was empaneled, the lead defense attorney, James Voyles of Indianapolis, spoke those words as he opened White's side of the case.
Andrea Fruchte took a pass from Ashley Piper and wound her way 25 or so yards through several defenders en route to the game's only touchdown with just 1:34 left in Wednesday night's powder puff football game at Bob Worthman Stadium.
That provided the Bellmont High School juniors with a 7-0 victory over the seniors on a damp night in the Homecoming activity.
The seniors biggest threat came late in the first half when they drove inside the juniors' 10-yard line before the clock ran out.
The location of a September 16 police standoff in Decatur, during which a Berne man was shot and critically injured by law enforcement authorities outside the Adams County Superior Court building, was not a random one, according to a county jurist.
And the proximity of the incident to the court building on Third Street could force local policy-makers to implement many of the court security measures recommended more than 10 years earlier.
The physician with the longest running tenure in the Adams Health Network (AHN) has announced that he has retired from his medical practice.
Dr. H.S. Lee, who has been actively involved as a general surgeon and family practice physician in Adams County since 1973, noted in a letter being sent to his patients this week that “it is with many mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I am discontinuing my practice due to personal issues.”
Bellmont High School will crown its 2011 Homecoming king and queen at halftime of Friday's football game against New Haven.
Three senior girls and three boys are candidates.
The girls are Katlyn Cook, Katie Norder and Taylor Kennedy.
The boys are: Brian Hakes, Zach Wetsel and Ben Baker.
United Way Football Night will be observed this Friday at the Bellmont-New Haven football game at Bob Worthman Stadium. The contest will start at 7 p.m.
Fans are asked by the staff of the United Way of Adams County to bring nonperishable foods for collection by the UWAC and distribution to local food banks.
"Live United — Go Braves" bracelets will be available at the entry gate for $1 each.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents who slogged through last year’s icy, snowy winter may be facing a repeat of that icy blast in the coming months.
Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa says the same La Nina weather pattern that brought Indiana a cold and snowy winter last year appears poised to return this winter. La Nina occurs when the central Pacific Ocean around the equator cools by at least 1 degree below normal.