Archive - Feb 2012
Faced with an unfunded mandate to spend anywhere from between $1 million and $2 million to remove additional storm water from its sanitary sewers, Decatur officials have come up with a plan to comply while reducing its total outlay: Do a great deal of the work "in house."
Some major changes have been made during the first four years of the Schultz Administration, and it looks like another one may be on the way early in this fifth year: The hiring of a full-time civil engineer.
City council on Tuesday night unanimously gave Mayor John Schultz the go-ahead to advertise for someone to fill what would be a new position in city government.
With a mere 52 days under his belt as mayor of Berne, Bill McKean was hard-pressed to tout any accomplishments of his fledgling administration on Tuesday as he delivered his first State of the City address.
Instead, McKean used the platform to sing the praises of city employees, fellow elected officials and even his predecessor for their roles in helping the community move forward as he spoke during a noon luncheon hosted by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
Carolyn E. Ehinger, 75, of rural Decatur, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
Born November 7, 1936, in Roanoke, Carolyn is the daughter of the late Harold D. and Evelyn B. (Neuer) Simon.
Carolyn married Arthur L. Ehinger on June 11, 1955, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, in Huntington.
FORT WAYNE— Turnovers plagued the Bellmont Braves once more as they travelled to Bishop Dwenger to face a tough Saints squad and lost 71-43 on Tuesday night.
The Braves, now 4-15, are still working out some of the kinks in the rotation. Seniors Payton Selking, Nick Fuelling, and Logan Smith seem to be out of coach John Baker's doghouse for the time being as they played significant minutes last night after a string of games with sparse minutes sparked by a lackluster effort at DeKalb last week.
BERNE—It was South Adams Senior Night at the Stardome Tuesday night but it was a pair of seniors from Winchester that stole the show as the Starfires lost a heartbreaker to the Golden Falcons, 51-50.
Cody Woodbury and Connor Detweiler will both be players that South Adams coach Andy Browns and the Stars will be happy to see graduate in May as they combined to score 37 of the 51 Winchester points including a game-winning hoop with 6.2 seconds to play by Detweiler, his only two-point basket of the game.
With supports now in place, Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery, Ohio, has begun the process of removing the remaining sections of the Ceylon Covered Bridge to dry land to continue work on the restoration project.
Cranes will be brought in this week to remove the sections to dry land to continue the restoration of the historical bridge.
The Hoosier CO Inc. of Indianapolis has torn up curbs on Monroe St. intersections at four locations in Decatur prior to replacing overhead traffic lights, an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project.
The lights at First, Second, Third and Fifth will be replaced, improving traffic flow, INDOT officials have told city officials.
The curbs are being torn up in order to put down new electrical equipment used by the lilghts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawmaker has sent a letter to fellow Republican members of the Indiana House saying he will not support a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts because he believes it is a ‘‘radicalized organization’’ that supports abortion and promotes homosexuality.
Betty M. Feasel, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2012, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Betty was born on Friday, January 26, 1923, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Varlando and Bertha (Flager) Clark.
She married Bille Joe Feasel on July 19, 1953; he preceded her in death on May 2, 2002.