FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has decided that two northeastern Indiana school districts can sell vacant schools without following a state law requiring them to wait four years in case a charter school wanted to claim the building.
Allen Superior Court Judge Nancy Boyer ruled Tuesday that the 2011 law setting the waiting period didn’t change other laws on how districts can sell property. Boyer also found the waiting period forced districts to bear unnecessary costs for maintaining vacant buildings.
The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
It was the first event of its kind in Decatur, and it has been ranked as the No. 11 news story of 2012.
By JIM HOPKINS
Senior Shea Pyle, originally thought to be out for the season, recently received clearance to wrestle for the 11-4 South Adams Starfires, who will visit the 12-5 Braves tonight at the Teepee.
While South Adams coach Eric Myers calls Pyle "questionable" at 160 pounds, the Starfires will be without unbeaten senior standout LJ Moser, normally at 120 or 126 pounds. Moser is serving a suspension but is expected to be back in the lineup for the Starfires' ACAC dual with Southern Wells.
Kathleen A. “Kate” Brandyberry, 83, of Decatur, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Kate was born in Decatur on October 12, 1929, to the late Joseph and Hazel (Tumbleson) Kortenber.
On January 6, 1962, she married Klesson A. Brandyberry; he preceded her in death on February 22, 1996.
Mary L. Ruble, 77, of Monroeville, passed away at 4:07 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Mary was born in Convoy, Ohio, on Saturday, May 4, 1935, to the late William and Fannie (Sheets) Pancake.
She married Roxy R. Ruble in Convoy on November 25, 1956; he preceded her in death on April 14, 2009.
Phillip J. Schurger, 60, of Decatur, died this morning.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
The City of Decatur owns the corner of Second and Monroe streets where the onetime sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building stood before its recent demolition, and it's possible the city may one day own the building on the corner across Second St.
Mayor John Schultz revealed at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the city made a bid on the onetime First State Bank building on the southeast corner of the intersection, a structure owned by the Adams Health Network (AHN) for a number of years.
Through combined efforts of key partners, the Adams County Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS) initiative has provided the following benefits:
â Key school personnel and first responders completed National Incident Management Systems compliance and emergency crisis management training;
â Tactical site/school safety surveys conducted at all schools;
â School safety equipment installed/updated;
As winter begins to rear its ugly head and another year winds down, the Daily Democrat begins its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper.
This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
Today we begin with No. 12.
Adams Central's Isaiah Bollenbacher stepped over Bellmont's Fletcher Shaneyfelt, scoring a 2:32 fall in the 220-pound match, and that did it.
The Adams Central bench and crowd erupted as the Jets clinched the dual meet victory at the Teepee Tuesday night, snapping a 22-year losing skein to the Braves. The Jets, rated No. 1 in Class A, won nine of 14 matches to score a convincing 41-26 victory.