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March 2nd, 2011

River nears expected crest; more rain seen

March 2, 2011

    "For the most part, nothing has really changed overnight except we had a little water on E. Monroe St.," Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at 7:45 a.m. today.
    E. Monroe St. was passable this morning and no water was on Monmouth and Piqua roads leading to Bellmont high and middle schools. US 224 at Jackson St. remained closed, however.

Two people and horse rescued from floodwaters

March 2, 2011

    Two people were rescued from floodwaters in the past two hours: one in Adams County today and one in Jay County yesterday.
    Some eight members of the Geneva Fire Department helped an unidentified local man and his horse escape from floodwater in the small northern Jay County community of New Corydon late Tuesday afternoon.

March 1st

22.7 river crest expected

March 1, 2011

    The St. Marys River was rising slowly in Decatur this morning, but already was beyond 21 feet, and the National Weather Service was predicting a crest of near 23 feet.
    Jane Thieme at the city weather station said this morning that the St. Marys had risen nearly feet in the past 24 hours, standing at 21.2 feet at 7 a.m. today. The National Weather Service told officials here that a crest of 22.7 feet is expected by around 7 p.m. on Thursday.
    Flood stage in Decatur is 17 feet.

Son goes on duty, dad takes over

March 1, 2011

    Like son, like father.
    At Monday's meeting of the Adams County commissioners, the three executives voted unanimously to name Julius Quinones of Decatur as the assistant county veterans' affairs officer  so he can fill in for his son, Vince, the service officer, while his son is called up for active duty in the Middle East with the U.S. Air Force.
    The younger Quinones, who is an E8 (first sergeant), said he will ship out on March 2 for six months of service that will give him 31 years overall.

February 28th

Mom, daughter lost most everything in fire

February 28, 2011

    January 16, 2011, was just another ordinary day to most people. But for Michelle Colbert and her 17-year-old daughter, Alissa, it was a day they will never forget.

Dermatologist to see patients at Strickler Cancer Institute

February 28, 2011

    Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced that Dr. Kristin Haushalter of Fort Wayne Dermatology Consultants Inc. will be coming to Adams Memorial’s Cancer Institute on the first Monday of each month to see dermatology patients. 
    Dr. Haushalter will offer a full array of dermatological services to help patients maintain healthy skin, including the treatment of acne, moles, psoriasis, rashes, skin cancers, warts, and wrinkles, according to a hospital spokesperson.

February 25th

County drops all codes; games to Saturday

February 25, 2011

   UPDATE:     Adams County went to code yellow at noon Friday then the code yellow was dropped shortly before 4 p.m..
    County EMA Director John August said at 10 a.m. Friday that winds had lessened enough to allow county road crews to begin plowing out roads, many of which were impassable this morning.

Crosby’s win a win for SPI

February 25, 2011

    A rural Decatur farmer, Mike Crosby, who recently became a winner in a program called America's Farmers Grow Communities (AFGC), designated that the $2,500 amount he won be turned over to St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School in northern Adams County.
    The AFGC program is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to let farmers select nonprofit recipients for the money the farmers win, a news release said.

February 24th

Area under winter storm warning

February 24, 2011

     Decatur and Adams County, along with northern Indiana, are under a winter storm warning. At 1 p.m Thursday, the National Weather Service updated its warning with the following information:
    A wintery mix of sleet and snow is expected to begin about 7 p.m. Thursday.
    As the storm continues, freezing rain and sleet are expected south of a line that roughly falls through Bluffton and Decatur in Indiana and Van Wert in Ohio.

BHS volleyball champs receive rings

February 24, 2011

    The Bellmont Squaws received their state championship rings Wednesday night at halftime of the boys basketball game.
    Players, coaches and other members of the team were awarded rings.    The Squaws won the 3A volleyball championship last fall, the team's second state crown in three years.

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