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May 20th, 2011

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.

Operation Cleanup said moving along

May 18, 2011

    The effort labeled "Operation Cleanup" is well under way in Decatur and the process of identifying what might be called "problem vehicles" is approximately half over, city council was informed at its meeting Tuesday night.
    Bill Karbach, a Board of Works and Safety member who is heading up the effort,  began last week the process of identifying old, unused vehicles; rubbish in yards; and dilapidated buildings.

May 17th

Solid waste board officials see potential demise

May 17, 2011

    The Adams County Solid Waste Management District Board is preparing to take action to help thwart a possible move in the Indiana legislature to prevent property taxes from being used to finance all the county solid waste districts in the state and to keep the local waste-handling operation going in a different way if such a bill becomes law.

Three remain hospitalized

May 17, 2011

    Three people remained hospitalized today as a result of a two-vehicle traffic accident which occurred last Friday and took the life of Drake T. Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, who was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department released a report about the accident late Monday morning. The mishap occurred on Piqua Rd. near State Rd. 101.

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