Archive - News Article
February 6th, 2012
By JANNAYA ANDREWS
South Adams Trail, Inc. President Gary Habegger said this week that work to begin Phase 1A of the SATI project is progressing.
Habegger said Phase 1A of the project will consist of a 10-foot-wide walking/biking path from Rainbow Lake in Geneva to the Wabash River; and also from the Lehman Park Pavillion to 700 South, in Berne.
Trailheads will be located in both the Geneva and Berne locations with restrooms and parking available, Habegger reported.
Outgoing Decatur Chamber of Commerce President Carl Stevens has ended a two-year run as head of the local organization.
At last week's annual Chamber dinner, Stevens turned the gavel over to Decatur Daily Democrat Publisher Ron Storey, who will serve as chamber president for the coming year.
The Chamber honored Ed Coil with the Stephen Decatur Award and two businesses, First Bank of Berne and Custom Car Care, as recipients of its large and small business awards, respectively.
(Editor's note: The following was written at 4:30 p.m., shortly before the Daily Democrat's press time for its Saturday morning edition.)
Minutes after delivering his closing argument in the Charlie White case, former Adams County prosecutor Dan Sigler, acting as special prosecutor in the White case, quietly left the Hamilton County Courthouse north of Indianapolis.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Department of Defense is planning a mission change for Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.
The Journal Gazette reports the wing’s A-10 jets will be replaced by MC-12 aircraft, a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft with a primary mission is providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces.
Ed Coil, who was born in Ohio and spent the bulk of his professional career in Fort Wayne and Detroit before becoming bringing his numerable talents to Adams County, was bestowed with the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's greatest honor on Thursday evening as the 23rd recipient of its Stephen Decatur Award.
The award, presented annually since 1988 for lifetime achievement and contributions to the local community, was one of several handed out at the chamber's annual dinner meeting held at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
First Bank of Berne has deep roots in Adams County, dating back to 1891 when the financial institution was established in Berne.
And while its roots in Decatur are less deep, dating back "only" to 1995, the bank was honored Thursday night as the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's Large Business of 2011 during the chamber's annual membership dinner.
Democrat Fred Schurger has announced his candidacy for re-election as judge of Adams Circuit Court.
He is the second announced candidate for the position. Republican Chad Kukelhan had previously announced his intentions to seek the judgeship.
Schurger graduated from Decatur Catholic High School and obtained his bachelor's degree from Wabash College, then earned his juris doctor degree from Indiana University Law School, graduating cum laude.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The commander of Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing says the base in Fort Wayne is awaiting word on whether it will be one of military bases the Pentagon closes.
The Journal Gazette reports that Col. David Augustine said at a news conference Wednesday that all he’s heard so far is media speculation. He says hopes to hear of a decision on Friday.
The Spotlight on Decatur Business and Community Expo will return to Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 10.
As in previous years, organizers have announced, Spotlight will open with the WZBD Free Bingo, complete with prizes donated by area merchants.
Following bingo will be the Rotary Community Auction where many items, donated by Rotarians and local merchants, are offered for sale to the highest bidder. The auction will be conducted by ABC Realty and Auctioneers.
The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently held its fifth annual Ag Extravaganza, at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Decatur.
According to a news release, items discussed included financial reports, elections, and awards for the Pork Producers, Farm Bureau, and the SWCD.
Some highlights of the evening included the following:
• Luke Liechte received the 2011 Pork Producers Scholarship.