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February 7th, 2013
City personnel from the police department, fire department and street department were attempting this morning to negate a spill of some type of oil laid down through a wide area by an apparent leak from a truck.
The truck reportedly coming to the Bunge North America plant on Decatur's northwest side apparently was leaking the substance from a starting point in Delphos, Ohio, and through Decatur.
One observer described it as a "sticky sort of substance."
Adams Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) to provide free mammograms to low-income women in the community.
Beth A. Knapp, IBCAT executive director, said the mission of her group is to increase awareness and improve access to breast-cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. IBCAT grants are 100 percent funded through the purchase of specialty license plates for breast cancer awareness in Indiana.
The City of Decatur is without a plan commission. But don't fret, one is on the way and no doubt will be in place in a couple of weeks.
The plan commission was dissolved Tuesday and all seven members tendered their resignations. It was a procedure designed to comply with Indiana law.
"It's a very complex situation," Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting. It is, however, being quickly resolved and a new plan commission will soon be in place, albeit with new faces.
In its search for a new superintendent, the North Adams Board of Education has been seeking public input on what the public considers to be important factors in the selection process.
As part of that desire for input, two members of the NA board attended Tuesday night's Decatur City Council to spread the word. Ben Faurote and Stacey Bussel made a 10-minute presentation to council, both underscoring the board's desire for public comment.
St. Joseph Catholic School recently honored Richard Braun of rural Decatur with The Distinguished Graduate Award.
Braun, who graduated from Decatur Catholic High in 1947, said in a news release that there are many memories of the years he spent at St. Joseph. One that stands out is The Sisters of St. Agnes and how in grade school it was their dedication to make students good kids.
Braun is active in his Catholic faith, it was noted in announcing the award.
The clock may be ticking towards a deadline for Adams County officials to make a decision about the future of a new county jail.
During a meeting Saturday morning in Decatur, State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said sentencing reform legislation that could return low-level offenders back to individual counties for incarceration is working its way through the Indiana General Assembly.
Three days of events in Fort Wayne and South Bend will conclude at noon Friday with a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne for Rev. John M. D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who died Sunday at the age of 80.
Diocesan officials said the three day will begin in South Bend on Wednesday D’Arcy’s body is transported to St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1701 Miami St.
Notre Dame wide receiver John Goodman, a graduate of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School, will be the honored guest at this Sunday's 43rd annual St. Joe Smoker at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
Goodman played in 35 games for the Irish before winding up his career this season. The 6-3, 215-pounder will sign autographs at the St. Joe gymnasium from 12:30 to 1:30 Sunday.
Door at the K of C will open at 12:30.
State Rep. Matt Lehman and State Sen. Travis Holdman would like to see their colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly take a break from additional school reforms during the current legislative session.
Their constituents apparently feel otherwise.
Lehman, R-Berne, and Holdman, R-Markle, fielded questions for 90 minutes Saturday morning during a town hall-style meeting in Decatur. And the bulk of those questions focused on … you guessed it … education.
The final financial statement for 2012 showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) finished the year $384,021 in the black thanks to over $1.3 million in non-operating revenue received.
That surplus figure is over three times the amount to the good posted by the hospital in 2011 when the year ended at $104,947 in the black.