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April 19th, 2012

Dropping dispatchers may save city some $100,000

April 19, 2012

    The plan to close down the dispatch center at the Decatur police station and have all calls handled through the communications center in the county jail could produce a savings of up to $100,000 for the city, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meetjng.
    Schultz had initially unveiled the plans at Monday's meeting of the county commissioners, where he found support.

5-year master plan for parks is turned over

April 19, 2012

    It's been something of a long and arduous effort, but the City of Decatur now has a five-year master plan for its parks system to go along with its new comprehensive plan and redevelopment commission.
    Park board President Larry Isch and Parks and Recreation Department Director Steve Krull turned over the plan to city council on Tuesday night, a thick document which has been over a year in the making.

No condition updates are available today

April 19, 2012

    An attempt to obtain condition reports on the two people taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after being injured in Tuesday morning's buggy-van mishap revealed the hospital has no record of them in their facility directory.
    Citing privacy issues this morning, Parkview officials said they did not have any records on them available for publication. Under federal laws, patients may "opt out," meaning no information on them may be provided..

Bill E. Beard

April 19, 2012

    Bill E. Beard, 75, of Monroeville, passed away at 10:04 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital following an extended illness.
    Bill was born on July 21, 1936, in Van Wert County, to the late John W. and Marie M. (Allmandinger) Beard.
    He married Shirley A. Adams on November 30, 1958; she preceded him in death on August 28, 2011.

Faye Gibson

April 19, 2012

    Faye Gibson, 88, of Salem, Ohio, died there Saturday.
    She was born in Decatur to Woodson and Laura (Gause) Ogg.
    Among survivors are a brother, Richard (Ruby) Ogg of Decatur.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Gibson.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday.

Barbara M. Schwartz

April 19, 2012

    Barbara M. Schwartz, 5, of rural Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Enos M. Schwartz

April 19, 2012

    Enos M. Schwartz, 3, of rural Decatur, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

April 18th

Sports schedule: 4/19-4/26

April 18, 2012

2012 SPRING SPORTS
APRIL
    19: ADAMS CENTRAL-Softball vs. Southern Wells, 5 p.m., Tennis vs. Churubusco, 5 p.m., Baseball vs. Southern Wells, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Tennis vs. South Adams, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf vs. Woodlan, 4:30 p.m., Tennis at Bellmont, 5 p.m., Softball at Bluffton, 5 p.m., Baseball at Bluffton, 5 p.m.
    20: BELLMONT-Track at Heritage Relays (boys), 5 p.m.;

Squaws come from behind on Pats, 6-5

April 18, 2012

    The Bellmont Squaws won their contest against the Lady Patriots of Heritage the hard way on Wednesday night scoring five of their six runs in the bottom of the sixth to shock the visiting crowd, 6-5, at the Teepee.
    Heritage led most of the way and were up 4-1 when they got an insurance run in the top of the sixth with the bases loaded and only one out. Coach Rick Burkhalter came out to have a chat with his junior Hailee Hormann.

Crash claims two children

April 18, 2012

    Two children were killed and four people were seriously injured in a vehicle-buggy crash Tuesday just before 8 a.m.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported that Chandler M. Gerber, 21, of Bluffton, was traveling east on U.S. 124 near 400 E when he struck an Amish buggy driven by Mary M. Schwartz, 44, of Decatur.

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