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January 5th, 2011
Kicking off 2011, Decatur City Council on Tuesday night got an update on early plans coming together for the city's 175th birthday celebration later in this new year.
On hand were the two men guiding the planning, Larry Isch and Max Miller, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wez Kuntzman. Miller and Isch left later with $500 in "seed money" provided by council and Mayor John Schultz.
The celebration will be held in conjunction with the annual Kekionga Festival, scheduled August 26-28.
The Decatur Police Department and the Adams County Coroner's Department jointly reported today that a city man, Kevin A. Brantly, 53, was found dead at his home on Tuesday morning.
In addition, his wife, Laura "Vicky" Brantly, 52, was found in the house in poor condition and was taken first to Adams Memorial Hospital, then flown by helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne at 10 a.m. This morning, a Parkview spokeswoman said only that Mrs. Brantly is not on the hospital's list of in-patients.
Many people in Adams County know what Jay Gould has been doing the past 45 years as an advisor and an aide to local farmers at two United States government agencies.
However, almost no one knows what Gould was doing in 1962.
As the 71-year-old rural Berne resident prepared to retire, he reported that, 48 years ago, he was a member of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was called to duty twice for major domestic and international events:
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence is scheduling Republican Lincoln Days Dinner all over Indiana, Howey Politics Indiana has reported.
It is the best clue yet that he is preparing to launch a 2012 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, as opposed to seeking the presidency. "He is scheduling larger counties," a Republican source told HPI on Monday.
"If he is running for president, it would be an interesting and novel strategy. We could call it the Win Indiana Strategy!"
The third time proved to be a charm for Adams County and the South Adams Trails Inc. group. State officials on Thursday announced that nearly $400,000 in historic preservation grant funding had been awarded for the renovation of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
Local preservationists had been rebuffed twice earlier in their attempts to secure federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the rehabilitation project.
The Geneva Town Council made appointments for 2011 during its year-end meeting last Thursday. The council also welcomed its newest member, Doug Milligan, who ran unopposed in the November election.
Milligan, who has served as Geneva's clerk-treasurer and also as the town manager, replaces Mike Schwartz, who served on the council for 12 years.
December 30th, 2010
Did you feel it?
Many Adams County residents did, starting their day with an event of seismic proportions as the rumblings of an earthquake were felt locally. A spokesman with the U.S. Geological Survey organization confirmed a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred in Indiana at 7:55 a.m. today and was felt in Adams County and the surrounding area.
The brief event was highlighted by a mild rumbling. And then it was over.
Charlie Abel, coach of the Bellmont High School rifle team throughout its 50 years of existence, was honored at halftime of Tuesday's boys baskeball game with the presentation of a plaque.
An open house was held at the range following the game.
An estimated 40 to 50 current and former members of the rifle team were on hand for the presentation of the plaque which noted Abel's 50 years of dedication to the sport and the school.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a legal victory for victims’ families, Ohio’s highest court ruled Tuesday that a university’s insurance coverage extended to a charter bus that crashed in 2007, killing five student baseball players and two others.
After five years of meticulous planning and aggressive fund-raising, spearheaded by the Berne Community Development Corporation, the Muensterberg Plaza clock tower in Berne became a reality in 2010, making it the No. 8 story of the year as chosen by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
Ground was ceremoniously broken in mid-March and work on the 160-foot clock tower, funded exclusively by private donations, began almost immediately.