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November 30th, 2010
Purdue University professor Chris Hurt delivered an analysis of current national economic thinking, along with Purdue's annual agricultural predictions, in Monday's Ag Outlook event at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe, sponsored by the Purdue extension office in Adams County.
The handicap access ramp on the west side of the Adams County Courthouse has been closed for repairs and may be open again in about two weeks, depending on weather.
In the meantime, the county commissioners have put in place procedures to assist those who have physical disabilities in being served by Adams Circuit Court, the county clerk, and the county prosecutor, all of which have their offices in the courthouse.
A breakdown in the relay system at an American Electric Power substation on US 224 in Decatur caused a power failure at midafternoon Monday that affected more than 1,400 AEP customers in the city and in the rural area extending several miles west of Decatur.
Dave Mayne, a spokesman at the Indiana and Michigan Power office in Fort Wayne, said this morning that the problem occurred shortly after 3 p.m. and all customers were reconnected by 5:36 p.m.
The outage stretched as far west as the Preble area.
Despite a slower than average previous month that caused a $232,254 drop in revenues at the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH), hospital trustees recently learned that the hospital still is $318,791 in the black for the 2010 year.
"Most rural hospitals our size would be tickled pink to have the financial picture we do," pointed out Adams Health Network (AHN) Executive Director Marvin L. Baird after the financial report was delivered to trustees by Dane Wheeler, AHN chief financial officer.
Five members of a Fort Wayne family were injured in a car-buggy mishap at 6:53 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27.
An Adams County Sheriff's Department report said the accident occurred when a buggy driven by John V. Shetler, Jr., 19, rural Geneva, pulled out of a driveway near C.R. 300S onto U.S. 27 into the path of a car driven northbound by Brad A. Canter, 38, Fort Wayne.
The occupants of the Canter vehicle were injured in the resulting collision and taken to area hospitals.
Purdue plays its final home football game of the 2010 season this Saturday and if you wander around the tailgating which will be in evidence, you may see the famed Boilermaker Hearse.
It comes from Decatur and it has become famous enough to make a special national tailgate list produced earlier this season by The Associated Press.
The turkeys who survived Thanksgiving 2010 in Indiana may have drowned before the holiday was over.
Heavy rains hit the state Wednesday and Thursday, bringing flash flood warnings in many counties.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that a total of 2.36 inches of rain fell in the city over the two days, swelling the St. Marys River to 11.4 feet at 7 a.m. today — an 8-foot rise since a 3.4-foot reading at the same time Wednesday.
The jobless rate in Adams County continued its downward trend in October.
According to statistics released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the county's unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent last month, down from 9.4 percent in September and 9.9 percent in August.
(Editor's Note: The following news release is from Purdue University.)
Behind the flashy 75 seconds the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will share with the world through the lenses of NBC cameras at the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, lies years of anticipation and months of hard work.
An addition to a business building on Patterson St. in Industrial Park was demolished as firefighters extinguished a blaze late Sunday night.
However, the two businesses located in the main portion of the building — Sportsman's Lodge and Haugk Companies — are operating as usual, with no damage, Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock said this morning.