October 20th, 2011
Two-plus inches of rain and it just keeps on coming.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that 2.2 inches of rain fell here in a 24-hour period up to 7 a.m. today. That caused a dramatic rise in the St. Marys River of nearly nine feet, from 2.6 feet to 11. feet at 7 a.m. today.
Meanwhile, rain was continuing to fall well beyond 7 a.m., and the National Weather Service said more was expected here today.
The annual Veterans' Day ceremony sponsored by the History Club at Adams Central High School will be held on Friday, November 11, starting at 1:30 p.m. in AC's main gym.
The event is open to all area United States military veterans and their families, as well as the public.
November 11 is Veterans' Day and the program will honor all past and present U.S. veterans, with a reception afterward sponsored by AC's chapters of the National Honor Society and the Sunshine Society.
With the date for Prime Inc. to move into its brand-new location in the city's Industrial Park III just around the proverbial corner, Decatur City Council on Tuesday night authorized work to be concluded on improvements to County Road 450 as well as adding and changing lane markings there.
The Prime site is located west of All American Homes and northwest of Walmart.
A further investigation of Monday night's semi accident at the intersection of 13th and Nuttman has shown the account given to Decatur police by the driver of the vehicle allegedly to be inaccurate, police officials said today.
The Northeast Hossier Conference announced its All-Conference teams this week for boys and girls soccer as eight Bellmont players were recognized for their stellar seasons.
For the boys, senior forward Alex Hammond was the lone member of the first team from the Braves' roster. This is Hammond's second time being honored for first team as he finishes the season with 20 goals and eight assists.
A special harvest, the seventh annual one of its type locally, took place Sunday on 20 acres of the farm owned by Darrel, Joyce, and Dean Arnold in rural Decatur, at County Rds. 500 North and 500 West.
The corn was harvested by several combines and the crop proceeds were donated to the Foods Resource Bank, which is "a Christian response to world hunger."
The effort was sponsored by the congregations of Salem United Church of Christ, north of Magley, and Plymouth UCC in Fort Wayne.
Good news and better news were delivered on Monday to the Adams County commissioners about the former Decatur Casting site on Dayton Ave.
Larry Macklin, executive director of the Adams County Economic Development Corp. and the person who has been overseeing the cleanup and the marketing of the old Casting area, told the commissioners that the most recent technical analysis of the location found it does not have materials that pose a threat to humans or the environment.
A semi tractor-trailer trying to make a turn from 13th Street onto Nuttman Avenue late Monday evening tipped over, causing a large roll of steel being carried by the semi to break away from the vehicle and also entrapping the driver for a short period of time.
The Decatur Police Department reported that Eric S. Lintermoot, 39, Decatur, was attempting to turn his semi at 11:30 p.m. when the semi turned over onto its side. The steel rolled off the semi and went up over the curb onto the property of the nearby Wendy's restaurant.
FT. WAYNE— For the Lady Starfires of South Adams, it was a battle they never expected at South Side as they took on the Lady Archers in their last regular season volleyball match before sectionals and came away with a stellar four-game victory Monday night, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22, 28-26.
Doris B. (Spiegel) Koomler, 86, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Doris was born on April 6, 1925, in Adams County to William M. and Myrtle M. (Manley) Jones.
On February 24, 1946, she married Lloyd R. Spiegel; he preceded her in death on February 22, 1977. On May 2, 1981, she married Gerald Koomler; he also preceded her in death, on November 10, 2008.
Doris was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.