Archive - Mar 8, 2013
Stephen C. Barker, 68, of Decatur, died March 7, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Steve was born in Decatur on September 16, 1944, to the late Chet and Anna L. (Railing) Barker.
On September 19, 1964, he married Kathryn L. "Kaki" Faurote; she survives.
Steve was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He owned Barker and Sons Wrecker Service since 1965. He was a former member and director of Tri State Gas and Engine Association.
Dwight L. Dailey, 81, Geneva, died today.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Last year’s inaugural Decatur Sculpture Walk has been renamed Decatur Sculpture Tour to reflect the expansion of sculptures beyond the city’s immediate downtown area, it has been announced.
The installation date for the 2013 sculptures will be Friday, June 7, with the unveiling on Saturday, June 8, during a downtown celebration according to sculpture tour committee member and Arts Council President Sue Roe.
Business exhibits, bingo, entertainment, an auction, art show, food and lots more will be offered on Saturday when the 2013 Spotlight, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, is held at Bellmont Middle School.
Balloon art, face painting, Sweet Cakes Comedy also are scheduled.
Doors will open at 8 a.m. and breakfast will be provided for purchase by the North Adams Food & Nutrition Services. Lunch also will be available. No admission is charged and parking will be free.
The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department may soon begin planning a new fire station on the north side of the town's business park if a land request is granted by Monroe Town Council.
Fire Chief Russell Cook asked council Thursday if the town would consider donating a five-acre plot of land in Monroe Business Park for a new fire station. Cook said the current building on S. Polk St. has "served its purpose," but no longer has the capability of housing modern fire trucks and equipment.