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January 3rd, 2013

Sculpture awards are announced

January 3, 2013

    The Decatur Sculpture Walk Committee has announced five 2012 award winners.
    Gregory Mendez’s Effortlessly Buoyant, sponsored by the Adams County Community Foundation, was the People's Choice Award recipient, chosen by the public in ballots submitted at the library in Decatur and the Adams County Community Foundation.

January 2nd

Arrest made in Rockford murder

January 2, 2013

    An arrest has been made in the November 8, 2012, murder of Melinda Shinn, 26, Rockford, Ohio, about 25 miles southeast of Decatur, according to the Celina Daily Standard.
    Daniel C. Martin, 40, was arrested in Fort Wayne where he has family. Police have also recovered Martin's Ford Explorer. No further information was immediately available.

Military death top story...again

January 2, 2013

    For the second time in three years the military death of a young county resident was voted as the Daily Democrat's top news story of the year.
    Nick Taylor of Berne was killed July 16 in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard.
    Spc. Sergio Eduardo Perez of Crown Point, also died in the attack that included rocket-propelled grenade fire and small arms fire in the Kandahar Province during a mounted route clearance patrol.

D’Arcy fights cancer again

January 2, 2013

     FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese says its retired bishop has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.
    The diocese says 80-year-old Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy (DAHR’-see) was diagnosed after he came down with nausea and a severe headache while in Boston for the holidays visiting family and friends.

Demolition voted No. 2 story

January 2, 2013

    It stood there tall and somewhat overpowering at one of the main downtown intersections. In its heyday, when the downtown was vibrant, full of retail shops and shoppers, the corner building at Second and Monroe streets was alive with hustle and bustle.
    Holthouse Drug Co. was the place where one could purchase a greeting card, writing materials, "notions" and just about anything imaginable. And, of course, you could get your prescriptions filled with a smile from people like Louie Jacobs and Bob Holthouse and Dan Freeby.

December 30th, 2012

Proposed hospital budgdet set

December 30, 2012

By JOE SPAULDING
    A proposed budget for the 2013 calendar year was adopted at the recent meeting of the Adams Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.
    Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler told the trustees the budget "is a very conservative estimate, very tight. One major catastrophe could throw the whole budget out of whack."

Sex predator at school No. 4 story

December 30, 2012

    The Daily Democrat its taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    
    The unauthorized involvement of a convicted sexual predator in the girls basketball program at South Adams was voted as the Daily Democrat's No. 4 story of 2012.

December 28th

Some areas are still digging out

December 28, 2012

    While some Indiana residents continued digging out Thursday from a winter storm that brought life to a standstill in southern parts of the state, Decatur and Adams County residents were mostly back to normal today ... normal, that is, in the aftermath of a 3.5-inch snowstorm.
    Don't put the shovels and snow blowers away yet, however. The National Weather Service revised its forecast overnight and now says there is a 50 percent chance of snow showers in this area tonight.

Woodcrest chief no longer interim

December 28, 2012

    The interim administrator the Woodcrest Retirement Center in Decatur has had the “interim” removed from his title as Adams Health Network (AHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick has announced that Bill Watson has been appointed vice president of long-term care for AHN.

Tragic end to a sweet love story

December 28, 2012

    A fairy tale story with a tragic ending was voted as the No.5 news story of 2012 by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
    On September 15, Decatur resident Bob Brown married his childhood sweetheart, Edith Northrup, in Berne. It was a match 50 years in the making.
    On June 9, 1960, at the age of 19, Brown came into contact with 7,200 volts of electricity while working at a construction site. He lost both of his hands and both of his feet in the accident and wore prosthetic limbs since that time.

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