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July 16th, 2012
When Cops Cycling for Survivors visited the Decatur area last week, their first stop was at the grave site of Decatur Police Officer Jerrold J. "Jerry" Wyss, who was killed in the line of duty on October 23, 2001.
Wyss, a 1991 graduate of Bellmont High School, was killed while on his way to assist another officer in pursuit of a vehicle whose passengers had been firing a gun into a residence in rural Adams County.
Both Adams County courts, along with the jail, are looking to upgrade the audio/visual equipment used during hearings to better accommodate the courts, deputies, and inmates.
Carrie Freeman of superior court met with Adams County Council this week to request $22,137, to be taken out of adult user probation fees and cover the cost of upgrading the courtroom system and providing an additional feed to the jail.
Inconvenience quickly turned to chaos as downed power lines caused widespread outages and sparked a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building on Thursday.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. a semitrailer driven by Edgar Butler of East Point, Michigan, attempted to drive between two I&M poles on the west side of the Pizza Hut parking lot.
The power outage from the accident on Thursday seemed to have more of an effect on residents and businesses on the west side of 13th Street. Some restaurants — such as Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Subway, all close to the proximity of the original accident — were without power until about around 7 p.m. Thursday.
Adams County 4-H club leaders Shirley Steiner and Gloria Sommer have been named the 2012 Adams County 4-H parade grand marshals.
The fair officially kicks off on Sunday.
Shirley and Gloria together have a total 36 years of service as 4-H volunteers, according to a news release. For many years they were the Hartford Happy-Go-Lucky Club leaders.
A semi truck failed to clear power lines in the back section of the Pizza Hut parking lot, snapping two poles causing wide spread power outages along 13th Street and sparking a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building.
An I&M spokesman said power is expected to be restored by early evening Thursday.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Democrat.
The 10th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors riders were in Decatur Wednesday during day three of a 19-day trek riding nearly 1,000 miles throughout Indiana. The event kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Monday as 53 cyclists participating in this year's ride began their journey in honor of fallen Indiana law enforcement officers.
The Indiana General Assembly, in its infinite collective wisdom, has created a series of quirks in the upcoming budget approval process for some Indiana school districts.
Adams Memorial Hospital is looking to refinance the $40 million bond that was taken out, with help of the county, in 2003 to build the new hospital.
Tom Nordwick, Adams Memorial CEO/President, and hospital attorney Adam Miller met with Adams County Council Tuesday to inform the council of intent to refinance, saving approximately $2-3 million over the life of the loan.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors on Tuesday appointed a subcommittee charged with the task of negotiating with the city of Decatur the rates that will be charged to county residents whose sewage ultimately will be sent to Decatur for treatment.