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November 15th, 2012

Demolition work resumes today

November 15, 2012

    The major part of bringing down one of the oldest buildings in Decatur is expected to be completed late this afternoon.
    The north half of the sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building was taken down overnight, and the remainder was due to fall today. After originally saying the work would be done over two nights, officials decided to do the other part in daylight as the work is more intricate due to its link to the building to the south occupied by Rebecca Cochran, CPA.

Adams Central honors veterans

November 15, 2012

    Adams Central Community Schools held its annual Veteran's Day program Wednesday, honoring Adams County veterans and all those who have served in the armed forces.
    The event kicked off with the posting of the colors by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard, followed by the Adams Central band playing "The Star Spangled Banner."

Walgreen holdup arrest made

November 15, 2012

    An Adams County Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of a Fort Wayne man in connection with the June 11 robbery of the Decatur Walgreen Pharmacy.
    Decatur Police arrested David M. Whalen, 20, on Wednesday following an investigation. Detective Leonard Corral, Jr., said he had received the Crime Stoppers tip on October 9 and the eventual followup led police to identify Whalen.

November 14th

Panel offers one-campus NA proposal

November 14, 2012

    A report over a year in the making concerning the possibility of having a one-campus North Adams school was submitted to the North Adams School Board Tuesday night by the NA Facilities Study Committee.
    Trois Hart represented the committee, many members of whom where present in the audience, in making the report which was tabled by the board members so they could, as board president Tim Ehlerding noted, "absorb the information" and study the proposal.

No AC decision on custodial cuts -- Pettibone: ‘Can’t keep going on as always have’

November 14, 2012

    Adams Central staff received a reprieve Tuesday evening, at least temporarily, from a proposal that called for a reduction in general leave days for all employees and for custodians to be dropped as 12-month employees.
    Tuesday's Board of Education meeting drew a large crowd as several AC staff members waited to hear Superintendent Mike Pettibone's proposal for cutting costs at the school.

SA board eyes upcoming vacancy

November 14, 2012

    Because South Adams School Board Member Tony Mellencamp was recently elected to fill an at-large seat on the Adams County Council, board members are preparing for a vacancy.

Viola M. Ray

November 14, 2012

    Viola M. Ray, 95, of Muncie, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at Albany Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.
    She was born in BoBo, Ohio, on December 11, 1916, to the late Dennison and Daisy L. (Gause) Krick.
    Viola moved to Muncie in 1944. She was a member of Southside Church of the Nazarene.

Squaws no answer for Christman, Dwenger

November 14, 2012

    The Squaws fell to 1-2 on the season after falling to Bishop Dwenger at the Teepee on Tuesday night, 47-34.
    Scoring once again came at a premium for Bellmont who, for the first time this season, could not keep their opponent in check defensively. One reason for the change...Ally Christman.
    The senior poured it on the Squaws all night long finishing with 21 points on 7-10 shooting from the field including a blistering 4-5 from beyond the arc.

November 13th

Mary H. Werling Melching

November 13, 2012

    Mary H. Werling Melching, 104, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 2:02 a.m. at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Hillisburg, Indiana, on August 22, 1908, to the late James F. Halberstadt, Sr. and the late Flava Ploughe.
    Mary married Dorus D. Werling on January 22, 1927, in Decatur; he passed away on June 29, 1931.
    She then married Edward T. Melching on August 15, 1936, in Columbia City; he passed away on April 8, 1985.

Jessie James Osborn

November 13, 2012

    Jessie James Osborn, 79, of Poneto, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
    He was born in Wells County on June 19, 1933, to the late Charles Curtis and Beulah Belle (Folk) Osborn.

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