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November 29th, 2010
Five members of a Fort Wayne family were injured in a car-buggy mishap at 6:53 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27.
An Adams County Sheriff's Department report said the accident occurred when a buggy driven by John V. Shetler, Jr., 19, rural Geneva, pulled out of a driveway near C.R. 300S onto U.S. 27 into the path of a car driven northbound by Brad A. Canter, 38, Fort Wayne.
The occupants of the Canter vehicle were injured in the resulting collision and taken to area hospitals.
Purdue plays its final home football game of the 2010 season this Saturday and if you wander around the tailgating which will be in evidence, you may see the famed Boilermaker Hearse.
It comes from Decatur and it has become famous enough to make a special national tailgate list produced earlier this season by The Associated Press.
The turkeys who survived Thanksgiving 2010 in Indiana may have drowned before the holiday was over.
Heavy rains hit the state Wednesday and Thursday, bringing flash flood warnings in many counties.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that a total of 2.36 inches of rain fell in the city over the two days, swelling the St. Marys River to 11.4 feet at 7 a.m. today — an 8-foot rise since a 3.4-foot reading at the same time Wednesday.
The jobless rate in Adams County continued its downward trend in October.
According to statistics released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the county's unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent last month, down from 9.4 percent in September and 9.9 percent in August.
(Editor's Note: The following news release is from Purdue University.)
Behind the flashy 75 seconds the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will share with the world through the lenses of NBC cameras at the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, lies years of anticipation and months of hard work.
An addition to a business building on Patterson St. in Industrial Park was demolished as firefighters extinguished a blaze late Sunday night.
However, the two businesses located in the main portion of the building — Sportsman's Lodge and Haugk Companies — are operating as usual, with no damage, Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock said this morning.
In what could be considered the "last hurrah" for Decatur Police Department Detective Eric "Keebie" Meyer, two men wanted in connection with the armed robbery on November 10 at the S.M.O.K.E.S. Tobacco Shop were apprehended in Fort Wayne on Monday.
Question: What do those years have in common?
Answer: They are all anniversaries not only of Decatur, but also Adams County, since both came into being in 1836, 20 years after Indiana became a state in 1816.
Decatur held celebrations for the centennial in 1936 and for the sesquicentennial in 1986 and, now, city leaders are gearing up to celebrate the 175th birthday next year.
A new wave in family practice medicine in Adams County is on the horizon as it was learned that the first woman general practitioner in county history will locate her office in Decatur after the first of the year.
Dr. Crystal Jencks has signed a contract with Adams Memorial Hospital to become the latest physician who is a hospital employee. She will start her practice in the middle of January in suite C of the Physician's Office Building at 815 High Street.
"It was wild!" — literally and figuratively.
That was the reaction by Zack Gagle, an employee of Eichhorn Jewelry in downtown Decatur, about 20 minutes after he witnessed a medium-sized deer, a doe, with her front hooves up on the top of the front door glass.