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January 29th, 2013

Berne report set for IDEM by deadline – McKean: ‘Encouraged’ by meeting with agency

January 29, 2013

    The city of Berne will submit a preliminary report to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management by Friday's deadline, outlining its plan to enhance the city's waste water treatment process to meet new state mandates.

BHS honors pair of grads

January 29, 2013

    Bellmont High School's National Honor Society (NHS) has honored a pair distinguished graduates for their work: Pat Lose and Anthony A. (Tony) Frey.
    Lose, who graduated with the class of 1971, obtained her Master's degree from Ball State in 1978. She started her career as a substitute teacher before getting a half-year job at St. Joseph School in Decatur, then became a fifth grade teacher in Centerville for 11 years before returning here to work as a fifth grade teacher at Monmouth Elementary.

House OKs looser rules on closed schools sales

January 29, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — School districts would get a break on how long they have to hold onto their vacant buildings as possible charter school sites under a measure the Indiana House approved Monday.
    Legislators proposed the changes after two school districts in the Fort Wayne area ran into legal troubles trying to sell unused buildings even though no charter school operators wanted them.

January 28th

Noetzel leaving GOP post

January 28, 2013

    The Adams County Republican Party will hold its quadrennial reorganizational meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at GOP headquarters at 149 N. 2nd St. in downtown Decatur.
    According to county Party Chairman Rob Noetzel, the state rules of the Indiana Republican Party set the guidelines which call for a reorganizational caucus every four years for the election of the county Republican Central Committee, including the selection of a county chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.

Fire hits city home

January 28, 2013

    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 9:59 a.m. on Saturday to the home of Luke Snyder, 1116 Cross Pointe, in response to a house fire.
    The fire appears to have started in an attic area above the garage, which was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesperson for the department.
    Crews were able to stop the blaze from spreading to the rest of the home, but the garage area received approximately $50,000-$60,000 in damages, according to the spokesperson.

Ralph Kenworthy dies at age of 107

January 28, 2013

    Ralph Kenworthy, 107, believed to be Decatur's oldest resident — and probably Adams County's — died Sunday.
    Kenworthy had observed his 107th birthday on January 6.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Kenworthy was born in Camden, Ohio, but lived most of his life in Decatur.

January 25th

Democrat will host a bridal show

January 25, 2013

    Decatur Daily Democrat Publisher Ron Storey has announced the newspaper will sponsor the Adams County Bridal Show from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, at the Mirage Reception Hall 1640 Winchester St.
    Admission to the event will be free and will include area businesses exhibiting their goods and services. From bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, tuxedoes, wedding invitations, photographers, floral bouquets and arrangements, cakes and more, it will all be available at the bridal show.

Hospital going back to gasoline ambulances

January 25, 2013

    Adams Health Network (AHN) trustees, at their meeting on Wednesday, appointed Nick Nelson, director of support services at the hospital, to be in charge of selling unused or unwanted equipment, vehicles, or buildings that have a value of less than $30,000.

City part of an effort to reduce child obesity

January 25, 2013

    Nancy Manuel, Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue Extension, and Deb Mischler, Family Nutrition Program Assistant in Decatur, appeared at the Adams County Commissioners meeting this week to discuss some plans they have to help reduce childhood (and hopefully lifelong) obesity in Adams County.

January 24th

Old bank building sale complete

January 24, 2013

    Adams Memorial Hospital trustees unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night that will complete a sale of the former Adams County Health Services Complex (and former First State Bank building) in downtown Decatur to the City of Decatur for the price of $25,000.

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