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Archive - Mar 2013

March 8th

Spotlight to shine here on Saturday – Numerous activities slated; food available

March 8, 2013

    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.

New fire station for Monroe? – Town council asked to donate five acres

March 8, 2013

    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.

March 7th

Area back to normal – Last signficant snowfall of season?

March 7, 2013

    One thing positive about March snowstorms: They normally don't hang around too long.
    The seven-inch snowfall which hit Decatur starting Tuesday night was no exception. A bright sun and temperatures around the freezing mark helped melt away a potion of the snow on Wednesday as the city and county quickly returned to normal.

End drawing near for old city building

March 7, 2013

    Barring any unforeseen problems and with some cooperation from the weather, Decatur’s ancient onetime street department building could be out of sight with only a green space left by mid-May.
    Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday’s city council meeting that a contract has been signed with Denny Excavating of Plainfield, low bidder on the project. In approximately 10 days, the firm is expected to begin some inside work on the building between the city police station and the city swimming pool.

County parks to get some sprucing up

March 7, 2013

    Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Steve Krull presented his annual report to the county commissioners on Monday.
    He said that this year the department hopes to do a lot of work fixing up the county parks. He noted that that was the area on which the department's budget placed its emphasis this year, and he said it would be a great improvement.

March 6th

7 inches of snow in city - Crews get early start; 14 county plows out

March 6, 2013

    City crews hit the streets running early this morning — running snow plows, that is.
    In the aftermath of a seven-inch snowfall, Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at 8 a.m. that the situation in regard to city streets "is pretty good. We're about 80 percent of the way now (making at least one pass down every street) and I'd say we'll have everythingl in a couple of more hours.
    "We're salting, plowing, doing it all," he said.

Think summer: ABATE sure is

March 6, 2013

            It was a frightful night outside, but only thoughts of summer floated around inside City Hall on Tuesday night as local ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) official Theresa Bodle updated Decatur City Council on plans for next summer’s extravaganza.

Geneva seeking filter repairs; water safe

March 6, 2013

    Geneva Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren provided an update on the water system's iron filter Tuesday at the town council meeting. At last month's meeting, he had said that it was malfunctioning. This month, he informed the council that the filter is completely offline.
    Warrren did emphasize that the water is still being chlorinated and is safe to drink, though it might have some rust in it from time to time.

Chris J. Neuenschwander

March 6, 2013

    Chris J. Neuenschwander, 73, of Pennville, formerly of Adams County, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.

March 5th

Packed house hears inspiring messages

March 5, 2013

    Adams County and area residents of all ages, as well as Norwell's Youth for Christ group, packed the Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School Monday night for an evening with Indianapolis Colts player Chandler Harnish and Marine Corporal Josh Bleill, a Colts community spokesperson.
    Harnish, 24, and a backup quarterback for the Colts, took the stage and told the story of his journey from Norwell athlete to NFL player, giving all credit to God.

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