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February 21st, 2013
A 1923 Kimball baby grand piano, restored to beauty by the efforts of Medford Smith of Decatur, will have its public debut on Saturday when The Friends of the Library will host an “Open That Bottle Night” fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at the Adams Public Library branch in Decatur.
The piano was found in poor condition in the onetime Stoner house at Third and Jefferson streets before the building was demolished a couple of months ago.
The City of Decatur has a plan commission again — one with two more members than ever before and three new faces.
The new members are Jack Macklin, Dennis Scheumann and Larry Isch.
A single-vehicle accident around 6 a.m. today resulted in the driver of the vehicle being killed, according to a release from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg said the accident occurred on C.R. 900N near C.R. 550W. Deputies, paramedics, and the Preble Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene at 6:08 a.m. when the E-911 Center received a call concerning a single-vehicle crash.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) mandate is going to be taking new financial whacks at some Decatur residents in the near future.
Due to IDEM's demand that the city reduce its Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), sewage rates have been forced way up. And now, some residents are going to have to ante up to make sewer line repairs on their properties.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg brought a contract for a new Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) from Frontier to be signed by the commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.
In his report to the Adams County Commissioners on Tuesday, county technical department head Landon Patterson announced that he is exploring the possibility of completely redoing the county's website.
Patterson reported that at present, many departments don't like to keep their information on the website up to date because it isn't user-friendly. He also said that the website isn't very interactive, and is mostly just an information dump.
The action was swift and rugged — sort of — as K105's traveling basketball team defeated the Adams County Crime Fighters in the Bellmont gym on Monday night.
A nice-sized crowed turned out to see the fun and games.
No one was able to win the $15,000 at halftime, but Sam Smitley got a head rub from Casey the Cash Cow and in the end everyone said "congrats" before heading home.
Proceeds went to the local Crime Stoppers organization.
According to information released today, Tye L. Elder, 22, Interlaken Drive, Berne, was arrested by the Berne Police Department last Thursday on three methamphetamine-related charges:
Possession of meth, the manufacture of meth, and maintaining a common nuisance.
Elder is being held without bond at the county jail.
Marine Corporal Josh Bleill and current Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish will each share their inspiring life stories in the Bellmont High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, a free event sponsored by the Men’s Community Fellowship of Adams County.
Proceeds from free-will donations going to Wounded Warriors, an announcement said.
The late John Friedt graduated from Bellmont High School in 1973, his prep wrestling career over.
"He could have quit in '73, but John never left the wrestling room," said John's teammate, friend, and coaching buddy, Dave Schirack.
"No doubt, John was that one person you think of when you look at our program. We all contributed a little bit, but John Friedt was the Godfather of Bellmont wrestling."