February 11th, 2013
The Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team (ERT) was summoned to Decatur Sunday evening to assist the Adams County Sheriff's Department with the execution of a search warrant after county officers received information that a man they believed to be heavily armed was in a local residence.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg said police are actively looking for Wade Richard Crone, 26, who is wanted on a charge of criminal confinement, a class D felony.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg hopes to make some changes in the technology of the sheriff's department this year.
The current PSAP system (which records caller information from 911 phone calls) has been malfunctioning for the past two years, including times when it doesn't work at all. The current company has failed to fix all of the "bugs," so Rekeweg and county Information Technology Director Landon Patterson have decided to switch the system to one offered by Frontier.
A Noble County Superior Court judge has ruled that Paul David Baker, 49, of Monroeville, violated his probation terms for conviction of child molesting and battery.
Judge Robert Kirsch found Baker in violation due to charges filed against Baker in Adams County last July for two counts of unlawful employment near children by a sexual predator.
FORT WAYNE — "I like where Im at right now. Things are working," stated Bellmont senior Brad Busse after accepting his first place award for a second straight 182-pound semistate wrestling title Saturday night.
For the third straight week, Busse turned back Adams Central standout Ben Pfister, scoring a second period fall, but both will go to the show next Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis as part of a six-man county contingent, including three from Adams Central.
BLUFFTON—The Lady Stars proved Friday night in the sectional semi-finals that early starts aren't always the key to success in basketball.
Despite going scoreless after one quarter, South Adams topped Churubusco 34-25 at Bluffton High School to move on to the sectional finals tonight against Bishop Luers who are seeking their sixth straight title, 20th overall.
In fact, Luers has won 13 of the last 15 sectional championships.
Funeral services for Wayne H. Hirschy, 91, of Decatur, who died Tuesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Monroe United Methodist in Monroe.
An incorrect time for the funeral was listed in Thursday’s edition. We apologize for the error.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz, honored Thursday night with the Chamber of Commerce's annual Stephen Decatur Award, said he sees the honor as "the acknowledgment that there is still much more to do."
The award, first presented in 1988 to Rita Setser, is presented for outstanding service to the community. It is named for naval war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur.
Schultz, who served 16 years as a city councilman, is in his sixth year as mayor.
What started as an investigation by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officers into an illegal turtle selling operation ... yes, turtles .. .turned into a drug arrest for a Monroe resident, according to Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez.
Those interested in attending the upcoming Indiana Hall of Fame banquet when Decatur native David Anspaugh will be honored may still purchase tickets. But banquet organizers say they are selling quickly.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at the Primo Banquet Hall, 2615 National Avenue in Indianapolis.
For a reservation, send $50 per person with name, address (including city, state and ZIP), plus phone number and email, to: One Hall of Fame Court, New Castle, In 47362.