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January 7th, 2013

County Wellness Initiative in multistate study

January 7, 2013

    It has been announced that the Adams County Winning with Wellness Initiative has been chosen to participate in a five-year, multistate study involving Purdue Extension to find causes and preventions for childhood obesity in low-income preschoolers in rural communities, including two Indiana counties.
    Winning With Wellness (WWW) consists of a cross-section of community leaders whose mission is to raise awareness of and encourage involvement in the many wellness opportunities within Adams County, according to a news release.

City honors a native son

January 7, 2013

    A Decatur native and Bellmont graduate has reached a new plateau in the United States Navy and this city is adding its congratulations.    Tony Frey, a 24-year Navy veteran, will be promoted to the rank of captain this Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of John (a former city council member here) and Kathy Frey, longtime Decatur residents who now live in St. George, Utah.

January 4th

Nordwick out at hospital

January 4, 2013

    The top leadership of the Adams Health Network (AHN) took an abrupt change Thursday night at a special meeting of the AHN trustees when members voted  unanimously to accept the resignation of president and chief executive officer Tom Nordwick.
    Nordwick, who has served in that capacity since July of 2011 after succeeding long-time CEO Marvin L. Baird, submitted a letter of resignation to the board.

Monroe posts are filled

January 4, 2013

    With the arrival of the new year, local governments have begun the process of making appointments for 2013.
    The Monroe Town Council began Thursday evening's meeting by once again appointing Al Lehman as its president, Arlene Workinger as town clerk-treasurer, Jeremy Brown of Burry, Herman,  Miller & Brown as the town attorney, Dio Hernandez as marshall, and Kevin McIntosh as deputy town marshal.

Former Navy football star visits here

January 4, 2013

    Decatur City Council and the city administration had an outstanding former college football player in its midst on Wednesday, but it wasn't until later that, upon checking, it was discovered just how good the visitor was during his career.
    Ross Pospisil, 25, a friend of Councilman Cam Collier, sat in on the meeting as an interested observer. He was introduced by Collier to various city officials on hand for the meeting.

January 3rd

City to aid flowers and lights funds

January 3, 2013

    The City of Decatur is making a commitment to shore up both the downtown flower and Christmas lighting funds headed by the Chamber of Commerce.
    At Wednesday night's city council meeting — the first of the new year and a day later than usual due to New Year's Day falling on a Tuesday — it was decided that the city will provide up to $2,500 in matching funds for each program.
    The idea had been briefly touched upon at previous meetings, but last night the commitment was finalized.

Buggy operator injured; condition said ‘serious’

January 3, 2013

    A 21 year-old Amish man was seriously injured Wednesday evening when the buggy he was driving was struck by a SUV at the intersection of U.S. 27 and S.R. 124.
    The 8:12 p.m. mishap occurred when the SUV driven by Elizabeth Freyburgher, 42, Portland, was northbound on U.S. 27 and struck the eastbound buggy operated by Michael J. Wickey, rural Decatur. The report said Freyburgher was stopped for the light at the intersection and started forward again when the light turned green.

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.

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