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May 19th, 2011

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.

May 16th

Crash claims Adams Central graduate

May 16, 2011

    The Adams County Sheriff's Department at 9:25 a.m. today released a report on last Friday night's fatal traffic accident on Piqua Rd. in the rural Decatur area.
    Drake T. Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

Vandals hit ball fields

May 16, 2011

    Adams County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in solving acts of vandalism at the Monmouth baseball fields during the weekend of May 6-8.
    Backstop nets were cut down, other nets were stretched and moved, a backstop was broken into pieces, and a pitcher's block was dented. Officials also said a batting cage frame was bent  and the men's bathroom door was damaged when someone threw a large concrete block at it.

May 13th

No bids for SA property

May 13, 2011

    South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller said during this week's school board meeting that there have not been any bids submitted on the former Berne elementary school property.
    Bidding was opened May 2 for the entire tract of real estate which totals 4.815 acres. Bidding will close at 3 p.m. on June 1. After the open bidding period ends, board members will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. that day to review the bids and to possibly accept a bid.

Adams Central construction said only three days behind

May 13, 2011

    The Adams Central school board authorized paying a $1,007,102.83 check for the school's construction and renovation project at the May meeting of the board, then heard a progress report from Barry Ehinger, the overseer of the work.
    The money goes to Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, prime contractor for the design-build project.

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