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August 9th, 2011
Rescuers from several local agencies flocked to the east side of the Wendell Macklin Memorial Bridge on Monroe St. (US 224) late Monday afternoon after an unusual incident occurred.
Paul Wilferling, 60, of Decatur, was moving himself in a wheelchair on the Rivergreenway Trail when he lost his balance and fell from the chair about 15 feet down a rocky embankment.
A 25-year-old Redkey man has been charged with a variety of crimes stemming from the Sunday attempted robbery at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Harvey said in a statement released late Monday morning that Seth T. Curtis faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, in which gunshots were fired inside the pharmacy.
A would-be robber reportedly was in stable condition this morning after he was shot during a hold-up attempt at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
A three-line press release issued by the Berne Police Department said only that an off-duty officer responded to the store following a report of an attempted armed robbery and that "shots were fired." Police Chief Tim Taylor told Fort Wayne television outlets the shots were exchanged in the store's pharmacy counter.
The dry spell in Decatur took a big hit over the weekend, with over an inch and a half of rain recorded at the city weather station.
Weather station officials say they measured 1.06 of an inch on Saturday and another .6 of an inch on Sunday.
Berne recorded .77 of an inch of rain over the weekend, and Geneva had .54, according to reports.
Wells County officials have announced that they filed information with the Wells County Circuit Court to change the charge of reckless homicide, a class C felony, to murder in the case against Bruce Pond, 46, Ossian.
Pond was arrested shortly after four year-old Jacob Michuda, also of Ossian, was shot to death while fishing with his father at a Wells County pond on the evening of July 22.
Gov. Mitch Daniels made a brief stop in Decatur on Thursday, with no apparent agenda other than a good tenderloin sandwich and some onion rings.
He found them at the West End Restaurant, taking time between a morning engagement in Fort Wayne and and an afternoon one in Portland to take on some nourishment and to chat with other customers.
"I learn a lot in places like this," Daniels said during a one-on-one interview.
A man accused of pulling off three robberies in Fort Wayne within five hours early Thursday morning was arrested in Decatur around 7 a.m. today by city police and was quickly transferred to the custody of authorities in Allen County.
Police Chief Ken Ketzler said this morning that Christopher Myles was apprehended in an apartment on 17th St. He was taken into custody without any incidents.
Myles will be charged with robberies at the following sites:
Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced that a recent ruling by the State of Indiana has made it possible for up to 8,000 individuals currently without medical insurance to be covered by the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).
Just like automatic ball-return, bowling is back in Decatur.
As Mike Miller says, "Villa Lanes is bowling in Decatur."
Miller, who was born in 1960, the same year that Villa Lanes was opened by Dick Mies and wife Gwen, is the manager of the revived and redone Villa Lanes on US 224 West and its adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place.
Jon and Ike Ruble of rural Decatur, sons of Joe and Becky Ruble, manned a lemonade stand on Wednesday at the corner of 5th and Jackson Sts. in Decatur.
The boys sold lemonade last year and earned $110. That money, along with the proceeds from this year's sale, will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Adams County.