The Daily Press http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/apfeed.xml--1 Decatur Daily Democrat | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-30T09:29:29-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10578AMH adds new orthpaedic specialist2014-09-30T09:29:29-04:002014-09-30T09:29:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      A familiar name with a different face has been added to the medical staff of the Adams Memorial Hospital, according to AMH officials.<br />     Dr. Aaron C. Coats, brother of AMH orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Coats, has joined the surgical staff at Adams Memorial Hospital and will specialize in orthopaedics and sports medicine.<br />     Aaron Coats obtained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree from IU as well. He successfully completed his residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education program through Michigan State University and has done fellowships in sports training and orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Kentucky.  Coats is also board certified in orthopaedic surgery.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableAMH adds new orthpaedic specialistDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10578Change0Usable2014-09-30T09:29:29-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10577Friends of Carnigie eye public gathering2014-09-30T09:28:36-04:002014-09-30T09:28:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Adams County Historian and Librarian Louise Wolpert, representing the group Friends of the Carnegie Library, appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to inform the county officials of an upcoming public meeting to save the former Carnegie Library building and invite them to attend. And she came with reinforcements.<br />     Friends members Betsy Dickerson and Janet Torson also appeared before the commissioners.<br />     “We basically wanted to invite you to a meeting Wednesday night, 7 p.m., at the library, when the Friends of the Carnegie have invited the city and the public to come and talk about what we can do with that building. We’d like to invite you, a special invitation,” Dickerson said.<br />     She informed the commissioners the Friends group is “making progress to obtain that building and take care of the building” that currently houses the Adams County Superior Court.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMFriends of Carnigie eye public gatheringDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10577Change0Usable2014-09-30T09:28:36-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10576Demolition under way at former GE plant2014-09-30T09:27:05-04:002014-09-30T09:27:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Work began this week on the demolition of the former General Electric plant in Decatur. Crews from Brandonberg Excavating are performing the work.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableDemolition under way at former GE plantDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10576Change0Usable2014-09-30T09:27:05-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10574Trending video: Wayne's Big Day Helps Colts Rout Titans 41-172014-09-30T08:39:30-04:002014-09-30T08:01:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily DemocratAndrew Luck and Reggie Wayne were back in sync for Indianapolis on Sunday. The 25-year-old quarterback threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns, while the 35-year-old Colts receiver had seven catches for a season-best 119 yards and his first TD of the season, leading the Colts to a 41-17 rout over Tennessee.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Decatur, INNo author availableTrending video: Wayne's Big Day Helps Colts Rout Titans 41-17Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10574Change0Usable2014-09-30T08:01:20-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10565Bellmont crowns Homecoming king and queen2014-09-29T09:36:00-04:002014-09-29T09:36:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Nicholas Do Valle Cardoso and Meagan O’Campo were crowned 2014 Homecoming king and queen Friday night at Bellmont High School during the school’s annual festivities.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableBellmont crowns Homecoming king and queenDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10565Change0Usable2014-09-29T09:36:00-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10564Decatur works to protect drinking water supplies2014-09-29T09:34:58-04:002014-09-29T09:34:58-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      The city of Decatur has developed a Wellhead Protection Plan, approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, to help protect the underground aquifer and the water supply wells from potential contamination.<br />     According to City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, the local planning team held a wellhead protection meeting last month to discuss revisions to the WHP Plan, public education and pollution prevention efforts. In the upcoming year, the team will notify agricultural land owners within the plan area with concerns and continue its public education efforts.<br />     Water wells that become damaged or are no longer used are a potential conduit for surface contamination to reach the ground water and contaminate our drinking water source, city officials said. The city is working to identify the locations of private wells and determine whether these wells are active or inactive. Residents who have a well on their property are asked to contact Decatur Water Works at 724-3814 so it can be added to a tracking database.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableDecatur works to protect drinking water suppliesDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10564Change0Usable2014-09-29T09:34:58-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10563Storybook Park hosts last free concert of the season2014-09-29T09:34:07-04:002014-09-29T09:34:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Pictured from left are Jesse Vidal, Johnny Mendez and Maggie Hawkins as the trio performed the last concert of the season at Storybook Park Sunday.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableStorybook Park hosts last free concert of the seasonDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10563Change0Usable2014-09-29T09:34:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10560Trending video: Packers pound Bears behind Rodgers' 4 TDs2014-09-29T07:31:10-04:002014-09-29T07:30:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily DemocratJohn Lynch and Kevin Burkhardt on the Packers' win.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Decatur, INNo author availableTrending video: Packers pound Bears behind Rodgers' 4 TDsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10560Change0Usable2014-09-29T07:30:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10558Trending video: 11 Facts you won't believe are actually true2014-09-26T14:47:03-04:002014-09-26T14:47:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Decatur, INNo author availableTrending video: 11 Facts you won't believe are actually trueDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10558Change0Usable2014-09-26T14:47:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10552Ritz rallies county Dems2014-09-26T08:44:55-04:002014-09-26T08:44:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     More than 1.3 million Hoosier voters helped put Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz in office in 2012. As the only Democrat to currently hold statewide office, Ritz has had an uphill battle ever since.<br />     Buffeted at seemingly every turn by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and an Indiana General Assembly with GOP super-majorities in both chambers, Ritz has had her share of well-documented clashes with state leaders while attempting to carry out her mandate from the voters to improve the state of education in Indiana.<br />     Ritz was the featured speaker Thursday evening at the annual Adams County Democratic Party dinner, held at the Knights of Columbus hall in Decatur. She told a room packed with party faithful, educators and even a few Republicans the upcoming November general election could help determine how successful her education initiatives ultimately will be.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INJ SWYGARTRitz rallies county DemsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10552Change0Usable2014-09-26T08:44:55-04:00