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October 29th, 2011
Decatur's Callithumpian festival hits the fan this weekend, with all sorts of activities scheduled leading up to Halloween Night and the Callithumpian Parade.
The Halloween Healthfair was held at Adams Memorial Hospital this morning, and a new event is scheduled tonight: Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours.
There wasn't much real estate available on the floor of the largest room in Riverside Center on Thursday evening as 226 area students from kindergarten through fifth grade flocked to the 31st annual Callithumpian Festival poster-painting contest.
The event lasted two hours.
Many of the posters will be on display in Decatur business windows.
Winners will be announced later.
Adams Memorial Hospital will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday in celebration of its Adams Medical Complex.
The new complex, which is located behind the Strickler Cancer Institute, will include Decatur Family Medicine with Dr. Crystal Jencks and Dr. Jessamine Hippensteel.
A news release said both physicians will be available during the open house for the public to meet. They specialize in family medicine and obstetrics care.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne pickup truck plant.
The money will prepare the plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.
GM says the investment will add or keep 150 jobs, but a spokeswoman says she doesn’t know how many new jobs will be created.
The Ft. Wayne plant now has 3,400 employees who work three shifts per day building the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.
Norwell High School senior Jonathan Stickney remained in the Wells County Jail on Tuesday under a $11,000 bond after making an initial appearance in
Wells Circuit Court on Monday.
Stickney is facing two Class D felony charges: Intimidating a school employee and resisting arrest.
He has been ordered to avoid contact with the Norwell High School principal, Scott Mills, and to avoid the Northern Wells Community Schools.
Several large items in the Adams Health Network's schedule of claims caused the organization to go slightly in the red for the past month.
At their monthly board meeting, AHN trustees were told Tuesday night by Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler that among extra costs were a one-time reimbursement to Medicare, a large payment to the Witwer Construction Company (for building activity within the organization) and the fact that the way September's calendar fell resulted in three payrolls for employees instead of the usual two.
Dr. Tony Nigliazzo will become the newest physician on the staff of Adams Health Network, starting in July, AHN President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick announced.
Nigliazzo, 37, is a general surgeon who is in the final stages of his residency in general surgery at the Michigan State University School of Medicine.
Oba Chandler, the man convicted of killing a Willshire woman and her two daughters in 1989, is still scheduled to die by lethal injection in Florida on November 15.
In an 11-page ruling on Monday, Pinellas-Pasco Judge Phillip J. Federico denied Chandler's request for a new trial, after hearing the case just last Friday.â€¨â€¨ The 65-year-old Chandler listened by phone from his cell on death row as his attorney, Baya Harrison III, presented his case in the Clearwater court.
Berne City Council members took steps on Monday evening to be in compliance with a new state law.
Even if they weren't sure exactly what the law requires. Or what it means? Or why it's necessary. Or how it's going to affect the city going forward.