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September 19th, 2012
David G. Maclean, 81-year-old Decatur resident, who was injured September 11 in a car-moped accident in the city, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Maclean had been in the hospital since the accident.
Police said this morning they were attempting to determine if the death was a result of the traffic accident.
Adams County Solid Waste District Manager Hank Mayer reported to the district's board of trustees on Monday that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has backed off an earlier requirement that a passive gas study be performed at the county's long-closed south landfill.
After IDEM earlier this year had required the county to implement the additional test vents to monitor methane gas at the landfill, Mayer called the state agency to protest.
Celebrity singer Tony Orlando stopped in for a meal at Richard's Restaurant in Decatur on Friday after performing at Bearcreek Farms.
He also purchased an oil painting by local artist Sandy Abel, who is a student of Bonnie Schultz at the North Adams Arts Council. Orlando told restaurant manager and arts supporter Andy Gay that the painting is meaningful to him because monarch butterflies land on his property in Branson, Mo. when they migrate ever year.
Former Bellmont High School football coach Steve Keefer has been named to coach the Bishop Luers football team the remainder of the season in the absence of the terminated Matt Lindsay.
Lindsay was fired Sunday as the school's football coach and athletic director. No reason was given.
No replacement for the athletic director's job was announced.
Keefer, 66, was the Bellmont coach from 1988 to 1993 and continued teaching at BHS until retiring over a year ago.
A rural Markle teen was arrested Saturday morning on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated (endangerment) and minor consuming after walking away from a fiery one-car crash in rural Adams County.
Robert Brown of Decatur and Edith Northup of Fort Wayne met and fell in love at the ages of 21 and 19, respectively.
After a whirlwind romance of 2 1/2 years, they went their separate ways ... only to find each other again 50 years later.
They were married at 2 p.m. on Saturday outdoors at the American Legion in Berne.
A full story about how the couple ended up at the alter will be published this week in the Daily Democrat.
Bellmont High School kicked off its annual Homecoming events Sunday with Powder Puff football and mud volleyball.
The Powder Puff game was won by the seniors, 21-14. The mud volleyball tournament followed.
By RICK CALLAHAN
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday named a Tippecanoe County judge as the first woman on the bench of the Indiana Supreme Court in 13 years.
The appointment of Loretta Rush ends Indiana’s distinction as one of only three states will all-male high courts, and makes Rush Indiana’s first female justice since Myra Selby stepped down in 1999.
A scarcity of substitute school bus drivers was noted at this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board.
Business Manager Larry Carty said it is difficult to get trained subs and this is not a problem that exists just within the North Adams community. He noted that North Adams absorbed three former sub drivers into regular routes this year depleting the supply of subs.
It's a difficult achievement for a student to score a perfect mark on the ISTEP mathematics test or the English/language arts test that are taken every spring across Indiana.
As North Adams Community Schools officials pointed out at Tuesday night's school board meeting, a school may go several years in between having a perfect score.