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April 7th, 2011

Monroe home is lost to fire

April 7, 2011

    A fire that started in an attached garage spread to the one-story William and Carolyn Schindler home in Monroe on Wednesday evening, destroying both structures.
    Neither of the occupants was injured, but all their belongings were lost, including two vehicles parked in the garage.
    Monroe Fire Chief Russell Cook said this morning that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
    He also said the steady east wind created minor shingle damage to a neighboring home's roof.

Tax bills about to go out

April 7, 2011

    Property taxes will be on time this year, Adams County Treasurer Rex Moore announced this week. 

April 6th

City will seek grant to raze old light plant

April 6, 2011

    A 116-year-old city-owned building has a wrecking ball in its future, and the sooner the better for Decatur Mayor John Schultz.
    The mayor asked for and received permission from city council Tuesday night  to seek a grant to demolish the huge, decaying building behind the Fifth St. police station and near the city swimming pool.

Switzer is Lilly Scholarship recipient

April 6, 2011

    Robert Switzer, a senior at South Adams High School in Berne, has won a Lilly Endowment college scholarship.
    The Lilly scholarship was announced by the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF), which notes that such winners get full tuition to the Indiana college or university of his or her choice plus an $800 annual stipend to buy books and equipment.
    Switzer will attend Goshen College to study pre-med and biology.
    The value of this four-year scholarship is approximately $102,000.

April 5th

Added testing set for Casting site

April 5, 2011

    Thanks to $25,000 received from five sources, the former site of the Decatur Casting plant at Ninth St., and Dayton Ave. will soon undergo Phase II tests to see what remains from the initial cleanup after decades of heavy industrial use.

Old photos sought for 175 celebration

April 5, 2011

    The Decatur 175 Committee, which is organizing a celebration in August of the city's anniversary, are seeking old photographs of Decatur that will be considered for inclusion in a souvenir book for the event.
    The photos will be scanned this Saturday during the Spring Has Sprung promotion of the Decatur Small Business Association. The scanning will be done at The Next Page Bookstore and More at Second and Monroe Sts. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 4th

Decatur native plays crucial role in finding weapon used at Martinsville school shooting

April 4, 2011

    Authorities in Martinsville have a gun as evidence in the March 25 middle school shooting, thanks to Decatur native Jon Fennig, an Indiana Conservation officer, and his resource protection dog, Abby.
    Fennig, who works out of Johnson County, was called in to look for the weapon when Martinsville authorities, familiar with him and his partner, called for assistance.

City to plant nearly 700 trees

April 4, 2011

    Nearly 700 trees will be planted in Decatur this year and in 2012 by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Recreation Department, thanks to a $30,000 grant.
    Some 350 trees will be planted in wooded areas of city property to make up for ash trees being lost to the Emerald Ash Borer insect. These trees will be about four feet high.
    Another 250 will be planted in city parks and along streets to make up for dying ash trees. These will be about 12 feet tall.

Decatur police chief honored by peers

April 4, 2011

    Leaders of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police have announced that longtime Decatur Police Chief Kenneth Ketzler has been awarded that organization's William Sudbury Memorial Leadership Award, given to those who "most consistently exemplify the highest standards of leadership."
    Ketzler, who has been at the Decatur Police Department for a number of years, also previously served as a deputy with the Adams County Sheriff's Department.

April 1st

Butler/VCU grad’s ‘heart with Butler’

April 1, 2011

    As a doctor specializing in treating emergency room cases, Dr. Jonathan Schmitz of Indianapolis is involved regularly in matters of life and death.
    As a graduate of Butler University and Virginia Commonwealth University, making a decision about which team to support in Saturday’s men’s basketball Final Four semi-final game is much easier.

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