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February 16th, 2012
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday to Donna's Tap, at 254 N. 2nd Street, in response to a gas leak.
A spokesman for the department said the call for assistance was placed by the Decatur Water Department, to report a gas line had been struck.
Firefighters blocked a section of Jackson street, between First and Second streets,as crews from NIPSCO worked to repair the broken line.
Decatur police are continuing their investigation of a burglary that occurred recently at Courtesy Ford in the 1300 block of S. 13th Street.
Police said that on Monday morning when mechanics came to work it was discovered a mechanics' tool box had been pried open and the sets of Snap-on and Matco tools plus Master Craft car batteries had been stolen.
Entry to the shop was gained through a back service door. Police said the incident occurred sometime between Saturday night and early Monday morning.
Judge Frederick A. Schurger met with Adams County Council Tuesday to address the ongoing problems with security in both the circuit court and superior court locations.
Schurger, the circuit court judge, said one of the court's primary needs is for a second security officer so that each court has an officer dedicated to only one building.
Currently, security officer John Whitright provides security for both the circuit and superior courts.
Future improvements to athletic facilities at North Adams Community Schools could be funded in part by tax-deductible donations from local residents.
A proposal to create a not-for-profit athletic foundation that would allow the school district to raise private funds for athletic capital improvement projects was unveiled Tuesday at the school district's monthly board meeting. The discussion was held in conjunction with the news that a bare-bones upgrade at Worthman Stadium would cost in the neighborhood of a half million dollars.
Two letters of resignation were received, and accepted, Tuesday evening by the Adams Central Board of Education.
High school Principal Sean R. McConnell submitted his letter of resignation after three years of service, effective June 30. Board members accepted, 6-0, with member John Sipe absent .
The board also approved, 6-0, a letter of resignation from school employee Lisa Black.
A group of area residents led by Hilary Shifferly of rural Decatur gave a power point presentation to the Adams County Commissioners Monday regarding the proposal of a wind test tower in Adams County.
Shifferly presented commissioners with data she has gathered from various agencies regarding what the group feels are adverse affects caused by the operation of wind turbines.
A property on Jefferson Street in Berne which has been deemed both dangerous and an eyesore to the community could disappear within the next 30 days, members of Berne City Council learned at their monthly meeting on Monday.
The council's emergency adoption last month of an unsafe building ordinance set the stage for official city action at the property site, which reportedly has been the source of numerous citizen complaints.
Adams County Commissioners Chairman Doug Bauman reported during his State of the County address Monday that as the country continues to rebound from the failing economy, Adams County is fiscally sound.
Bauman noted that as the auditor's office advised, the Adams County Council and Commissioners will need to remain prudent and pro-active regarding spending in the upcoming years in order for the county to remain secure.
Mike Snyder of Decatur, a Democrat, has filed as a candidate for the 79th Indiana House of Representatives district. The seat is currently held by Matt Lehman, a Republican from Berne. He has filed for re-election.
Snyder is president of United Steelworkers Local 15173, representing workers at the Bunge North American plant in Decatur.
A recent Indiana State Department of Health survey has shown that Adams Memorial Hospital is one of the best in the state in making sure children born at its location are immunized against the Hepatitis B virus.
ISDH public health investigator Rupert E. Arceo recently presented hospital officials with a “Gold Award” in recognition of the facilities' practices in the prevention of perinatal Hepatitis B infections.