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May 1st, 2013
First Merchants Bank, the Chambers of Commerce of Decatur, Berne and Geneva sponsored an economic outlook forum, moderated by IPFW Director of Community Research Institute John Stafford, at Adams Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
It was billed as the "first annual" such event.
Schools in Adams County, along with those across the state of Indiana, were scheduled to resume ISTEP+ testing today after two days of computer glitches.
The Indiana Department of Education issued a statement Tuesday evening saying it was ready to resume the required standardized proficiency tests Wednesday after two days of computer glitches affecting the exams’ online portion.
North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams schools experienced disruptions.
A house fire on Piqua Rd. late Monday evening claimed the life of a Decatur resident and has firefighters investigating this morning.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 10:43 p.m. to the home of Ralph Cornely, age unavailable, 6242N Piqua Rd., to find the home engulfed in flames.
Rescue workers went to work immediately in search of the home owner, but were unable to save Cornely, according to a spokesperson for the department.
Adams Central Community Schools were disrupted during the first day of ISTEP testing Monday morning as a computer glitch within the ISTEP system caused students across Indiana to be kicked off of the testing site.
AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone said students were knocked off for a time Monday but were eventually able to get back into the system and came close to finishing testing for the day.
"Did it disrupt us? Yes. But we were able to get back on and finish up," said Pettibone.
Brian Kimberling is no stranger to Hoosiers and their ways, as a native of southern Indiana himself. But only he could come up with Snapper, a book many are calling "a love letter to Indiana" that makes the state as interesting and vibrantly alive for those who don't live here and love it as it is for those who do.
Curtis Delk Rose has seen more of life than most people. In his late sixties, he has held over 50 jobs and has lived all over the United States. He has seen the darker side of life, and he has enjoyed its bright side. He has struggled with his faith, been a member of what he calls a "personality cult," not been a Christian at all, and is a believer now. He's been the bad boy, the hippie, the druggie, the lost, and the poet. Who better to use sculpting wood to portray life as he sees it?
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and the Morning Glories (a craft group) of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church, Friedheim, combined forces and recently completed 43 dresses for Little Dresses for Africa.
The dresses ranged from sizeS 3 to size 12.
One of the oldest buildings in Decatur has been leveled.
The onetime city light plant and later street department garage, built in 1895, came down Thursday,
Denny's Excavating of Plainfield is the main contractor for the project, which will include abestos removal, the area filled with dirt, and, finally, seeding.
The fourth annual Adams County Run/Walk Challenge series that has been solely sponsored since its inception by the Adams County Community Foundation has recently gained the financial backing of Custom Car Care of Decatur to assist with the costs of timing for the various races in the series, according to an announcement.
The number of newborns, surgeries performed, emergency room visits, and total outpatients at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) jumped significantly in the first three months of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.
At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the hospital board of trustees learned that 22,462 outpatient registrations have been made compared to just 16,981 in 2012, an increase of 5,481.