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October 5th, 2011

City targets sewage bill deadbeats

October 5, 2011

    A city crackdown is coming for a group of Yost Woods residents who aren't paying their sewage bills.
    Mayor John Schultz raised the issue at Tuesday night's city council meeting, noting that the situation is unique in that the city has no direct recourse if a resident of that area does not pay his/her bill.

Fund planned to aid city’s depot

October 5, 2011

    It doesn't have a name as yet, such as Save The Depot, but a fund will be set up by the Adams County Community Foundation to which people, businesses, groups, etc. may donate in order to preserve — and put to use — the 99-year-old structure off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
    Mayor John Schultz unveiled the plan at Tuesday night's city council meeting, with the notation, "We are asking for donations."

Mann will head C-thump parade

October 5, 2011

    The Callithumpian Committee has announced that the grand marshall for the 2011 Callithumpian Parade will be Eric Mann, a longtime reporter and photographer at the Decatur Daily Democrat who is retiring this year.
    Mann, who will turn 62 five days before the October 31 parade, will step down on December 31.
    The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, the final event of the annual Callithumpian celebration.

October 4th

White guilty of murder

October 4, 2011

    A 12-member jury in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton found a Bluffton man, Tyler White, guilty of murder on Monday for the shooting death of his estranged wife, Amy Meyer White, a former Berne resident, last October.
    "We finally got what we wanted. We wanted the truth to be told and I think that's what we got," said grieving, but relieved Mike Meyer of Berne, the father of the victim, according to this morning's edition of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

Three hurt in crash at Red Gold

October 4, 2011

    A two-vehicle accident at 6:50 p.m. Monday injured three occupants of a SUV and closed traffic on U.S. 27 in Geneva for over an hour, according to a report this morning from the Geneva Police Department.

Tickets available for cooking school

October 4, 2011

    Ron Storey, publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat, said this morning that tickets are still available for the Taste of Home Cooking School to be held Wednesday in Erekson Theatre at Bellmont High School.
    Tickets. priced at $9, may be purchased at the Democrat office until 4:30 Wednesday and at the door from 4:45 pm until the 6:30 start of the show.
    All attendees will receive a free goodie bag with items from local and national sponsors, along with a free one-year subscription to Taste of Home magazine.

October 3rd

Royal couples

October 3, 2011

    Seniors Katlyn Cook and Zach Wetsel were crowned Bellmont's 2011 Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at halftime of Friday's football game.
    Katlyn is the daughter of Mark and Leslie Cook; Zach is the son of Todd and Rhonda Wetsel.
    At South Adams, seniors Trevor Hunt and Arie Teeter were crowned Homecoming king and queen on Friday at South Adams High School, where the Starfires celebrated with a 21-7 upset of Garrett.

Adams Health balance sheet ‘very healthy’

October 3, 2011

    Looking at what he called "a very healthy balance sheet," Adams Health Network (AHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick told AHN trustees at their monthly meeting last week that the county healthcare organization is financially in solid standing.

Crash kills buggy driver

October 3, 2011

    The driver of an Amish buggy was killed and a passenger severely injured at 4:25 p.m. Friday when their vehicle was struck on Salem Road near C.R. 300E by a northbound van.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported today that Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, rural Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries sustained when he was ejected from his buggy that was struck by a van driven by David R. Harkless, 78, rural Decatur.

September 30th

Hospital earns a national honor

September 30, 2011

    Adams Memorial Hospital has been named as one of the top 100 critical care access hospitals in the United States, according to information released Wednesday at the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference being held in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Adams Health Network President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick delivered the news to the AHN board of trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, saying “this is truly something we can all be really proud of.”

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