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May 25th, 2011

Covered bridge has bid date

May 25, 2011

    The Adams County Commissioners plan to open bids at their June 27 meeting for the full-scale restoration of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
    At Monday's session of the commissioners, Dave Milligan of Portland, who is overseeing the grant process to finance the project, reported that the plans and designs for renovating the wooden bridge built in the 1870s are 90 percent complete.

May 23rd

Weather slows hospital projects

May 23, 2011

By JOE SPAULDING
    Wet weather in the area has not affected only sporting events.
    Adams Health Network (AHN)  Executive Director Marvin L. Baird reported to AHN trustees at their meeting this week that construction work at two of the organization's work sites have crawled to a snail's pace due to wet grounds.

AC's New Tech gets high praise

May 23, 2011

BY ERIC MANN
    "I get tingles."
    Those three words were used by a veteran Adams Central teacher, Harry Anderson, to express how happy he feels about using the New Tech (NT) style of team instruction.
    At the May meeting of the AC school board, a lengthy presentation about the first year of NT at AC was made by four teachers, five students, and high school Principal Sean McConnell.

May 20th

Firefighters are honored for a life-saving rescue

May 20, 2011

    Rescuers and the rescued do not often meet a second time, but they did on Thursday evening at an awards dinner hosted by the Decatur Fire Department that drew more than 120 people, including state officials from Indiana and Ohio.
    The major honors of the night were medals of valor, and a standing ovation, for veteran firefighters Jeff Sheets and Tim Ulman for their lifesaving actions last March 2 two miles inside Ohio when they rescued an elderly woman whose car was in deep and frigid floodwater.

City pay hikes pondered

May 20, 2011

    The City of Decatur hasn't provided salary increases for its employees last year and this year, but Mayor John Schultz is strongly in favor of doing so this year.
    The last pay hikes, three percent across the board, were granted for 2009.
    At this week's city council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright presented some figures she has compiled.

May 19th

Up and ready in just one day

May 19, 2011

    The effort to place new playground equipment in Legion Park — spurred by a group of women calling themselves Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) — was "quite successful" this week, Parks and Recreation Director Steve Krull said at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council.

Health Network staying in black

May 19, 2011

    The financial portrait for the Adams Health Network presented to AHN trustees Wednesday night continues to show a positive bottom line despite the fact that admissions were down nearly six percent from the previous month.

Erekson Theatre to sparkle on Saturday

May 19, 2011

    Just a few weeks after performing the spring musical, the Bellmont High School show choirs are at it again, this time with their yearly exposition, Sparkle.
    Sparkle will be held this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Erekson Memorial Theatre.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, and all children under five are free.

May 18th

To resting place...

May 18, 2011

An estimated 1,000 mourners, led by Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese Bishop Kevin Rhoadez — who presided over the Mass of Resurrection — paid their last respects to Sister Margaret Rose Donnelly on Tuesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial followed  in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery here. Sister Margaret Rose, who moved to Decatur in the mid-1990s, died last Thursday at 76. Among the pallbearers was Decatur Mayor John Schultz, at the front of the group.

Anspaugh may visit for 175th

May 18, 2011

    One of Decatur's most famous native sons, David Anspaugh, may be returning here for the city's 175th birthday celebration in August.
    Larry Isch, co-chairman of the committee organizing the celebration, said at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting that "if nothing gets in the way" the director of "Hoosiers" and "Rudy" will visit the city for the celebration.

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