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January 21st, 2013
Madison Stoppenhagen was crowned Bellmont High School's 2012 Silver Arrow Queen during ceremonies at Saturday night's basketball game.
Last year's queen, Taylor Kennedy, was on hand to crown Stoppenhagen.
The BHS senior is the daughter of Kent and Monica Stoppenhagen of Preble Township.
Other candidates were Tessa Bolton and Megan Schueler.
Michelle D. Rodriguez, 32, Decatur, the alleged mastermind behind a string of armed robberies of Amish families by three teenage boys in September of 2012, was handed a six-year prison term in Adams Superior Court on Thursday..
Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Judge Patrick R. Miller handed down the sentence.
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce has named Hoosier Pattern Inc, as its 2012 Small Business of the Year and Fleetwood RV as the 2012 Large Business of the Year.
Each year the Chamber names an outstanding company that has demonstrated a high degree of community involvement and good corporate citizenship to this honor., the Chamber said in a news release.
When the Adams County Crime Fighters take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio team in a benefit basketball game on February 18, one person in attendance will have the opportunity to win $15,000.
The game to benefit the local Crime Stoppers program will start at 7 p.m. in the Bellmont High School gym.
All highways and streets are open, the St. Marys River continues to recede and Decatur residents are mostly back to normal today after one of the worst flooding episodes in the city's history.
City weather station officials said this morning that the river had fallen to 19.44 feet, nearly four feet under its Monday night crest of 23.31 feet and a drop of nearly two feet from Wednesday morning's reading of 21.37 feet.
Adams County Crimestoppers is is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Julian DeAngelo Hart, 27, who faces several charges here and in Allen County.
According to a news release, on December 7, 2011, Hart allegedly entered Innovative Concepts in Decatur and attempted to purchase merchandise using a fraudulent check. As police were responding to the scene, Hart fled and led police on a high-speed vehicle pursuit through Decatur, the Crime Stoppers report said.
Adams Central senior
Walking the halls of Adams Central School on any given Friday may seem to be a bit of a zoo. More so than usual because every Friday 17 boys (and counting) can be seen sporting their wildlife shirts.
These vibrant tops are printed front-to-back with images of eagles, wolves, or bears, the animals that have inspired the group to refer to themselves as "Nature Swag" whenever they wear the shirts.
The St. Marys River is dropping, E. Monroe St. is open, and US 224 was likely to be reopened later today as Decatur's latest flooding problems continue to recede.
The St. Marys stood at 21.37 feet at 7 a.m. today, a fall of some two feet from its Monday-night crest of 23.3 feet, weather station officials said. The river was at 22.99 feet at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The Decatur Chamber announced on Tuesday that Decatur Mayor John Schultz has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Stephen Decatur Award. The award, named after naval hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, is given for outstanding service to the community. It was first given in 1988.
Schultz, who just started his sixth year as mayor of Decatur, will receive the award at the Chamber's annual dinner on Thursday, February 7, at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Decatur.
The family of Spc. Nicholas Taylor, killed last year in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard, on Tuesday evening accepted on their son's behalf the 2012 Citizen of the Year award from the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor's parents, Tim and Stephania, his brother Drew and sisters Holly Morgan and Sophia Aiwen, made no public comment in accepting the award, and told a chamber representative only that "there aren't many words that can be said" at receiving such an honor.