A long career in law enforcement will officially come to an end December 31 when Eric (Keebie) Meyer steps down from his post as chief deputy with the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
Meyer will be moving to the Cape Canaveral area of Florida, where he will be joining his wife, Tammy, who was unexpectedly transferred there earlier this year by her company. The veteran lawman said he will likely find some employment in Florida, but it won't be in law enforcement.
INDIANAPOLIS – When Margaret Ray Ringenberg completed her first solo flight in 1941 at the age of 19, some people said women didn’t belong in the cockpit.
But the Hoosier pilot proved them wrong, launching a long career in aviation that included service in World War II, a stint in airplane racing and shuttling Indiana senators to Washington.
As unseasonably warm as the weather has been recently, we haven't quite broken the record . . . at least not yet.
According to a spokesperson at the Decatur Weather Station, Monday's high of 65 came close to the 1998 record of 68 degrees, but fell short of setting a new mark.
In 1998, Decatur saw a high of 65 degrees four times in the first week of December, then climbed to 67 degrees on Dec. 6, and reached 72 degrees on Dec. 7, according to the spokesperson.
Suze Ann Eichhorn, 88, of Huntington, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton, where she received care for the past two weeks. She had been a resident of the Tipton House in Huntington since 2009.
Viola I. Miller, 85, of Goshen, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday in Goshen.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
Julia E. Rash, 55, of Decatur, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 22, 1957, to the late Bobby Gene and Iva Bernice (Hughes) Drennen.
On September 9, 1978, she married David L. Rash; he survives in Decatur.
Julia attended Pleasant Mills Baptist Church, was a homemaker, and a former employee of West End Restaurant in Decatur.
Decatur's downtown flower program is in dire jeopardy.
Faced with a huge deficit, the program may not get off the ground next year unless necessary cash is raised relatively soon.
Local pastor Dan York, who has been at the forefront of the program from the start a number of years ago, said Friday that the program is faced with a deficit of $2,648.
Spotlight, Decatur’s annual community and business expo, will be held this year at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., organizers have announced.
The tradition of “spotlighting” area business, industries and non-profits will continue this year as the pride of Decatur will be on display, Chamber of Commerce officials said.
This will be the 17th consecutive year for the event.
A financial statement submitted to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees this week by Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) has a plus financial balance of $389,016 as of the end of October.
This is nearly $385,000 higher that what the hospital had at the end of October in 2011, but nearly $56,000 less than what had been budgeted for the year.
BERNE — South Adams went 4-1 Saturday in the annual Spencer Haworth Memorial Wrestling Invitational, losing only to eventual champion of the day, Jay County, 43-31.
"We needed a couple of guys to come through, either not get pinned or win a match that they weren't supposed to and it just didn't happen," stated SA mat coach Eric Myers, after his Starfires improved to 5-1 on the season.