Archive - Mar 9, 2012
“How could we say, 'God, we will adopt any child you provide us, except that little one there in the wheelchair?'” This was the realization that a local couple, Rocky and Lily Evans, came to while searching to adopt a child this past December.
Rocky, who is the creative arts director at The Bridge Community Church in Decatur, and Lily, a nurse for a local doctor, knew they wanted to adopt and kept sensing it was to be a special needs child.
A new addition to Spotlight on Business Expo this year is the Science Central presentation, Outreach to Space.
The program will convert the display area in the Bellmont Middle School gymnasium into a home base for exploration, according to officials of the Fort Wayne-based Science Central. Interactive exhibits, designed and built by San Francisco's famed Exploratorium, are guaranteed to inspire minds from ages 2-102 as they discover astronomy, space travel and so much more, Science Central officials said.
Armed with figures provided by the recent US Census, the City of Decatur in the coming months will be looking at its voting districts for possibly redrawing the maps for voting balance.
City Attorney Tim Baker told city council at its meeting this week that redistricting must be done this year. Once new population figures are obtained from the county clerk, Baker said, an assessment of the districts can be made.
"It could be that we won't have to make any changes," he remarked.
Raymond D. Eckrote, 96, of Geneva, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Hey, sports fans, it's time for college hoops to heat up in March and for you to fill out your brackets! Why not fill one out for the DDD for a chance to "Beat the Pros"?
The Democrat's sports department, as well as other DDD staff members will be filling out the brackets picking their favorite teams as well and would like all of Decatur to join in the competition.