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June 7th

All ‘go’ for sculpture festival

June 7, 2013

    Decatur's long-awaited Sculpture Tour Festival, greatly expanded from last year's first such event, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
    A large turnout is likely for the event which will see the unveiling of 19 new sculptures. The tour is expected to take 60 to 90 minutes.
    Also Saturday, food vendors will be set up on Madison St., between Second and Third streets, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monroe potential land sale hits DNR snag

June 7, 2013

    Now that work on the new fire station in Monroe has begun, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to take place this evening at 6, the question of what to do with the town's current fire station/City Hall building has come to the front.
    Council members said Thursday they believe the obvious answer would be to sell the building, which is owned by the town. However there may be an unusual tangle of red tape involving the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that may put off potential buyers of the property.

Sewer board OKs up to $2.4 million in tax-free bonds

June 7, 2013

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board, with four of its seven members present, voted on Thursday evening to issue up to $2.4 million in tax-free municipal bonds to finance the county's first-ever rural sewer endeavor. Bond anticipation notes will be sold in advance of the bonds as the district inches toward the start of a project that has been several years in the making and filled with controversy along the way.

June 6th

Larry E. Hawkins

June 6, 2013

    Larry E. Hawkins, 51, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Donald P. Jeffrey

June 6, 2013

    Donald  P. Jeffrey, 90, of Decatur, passed away at 1:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
    Donald was born Sunday, August 13, 1922, in East Grand Forks, Minn., to the late John Isaac and Alice Elive (Gauthier) Jeffrey.
    He married Olga Schueler on March 17, 1946, in Decatur; she passed away February 25, 2003.

Gerald A. Stefanek

June 6, 2013

    Gerald A. Stefanek, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Fort Wayne, Gerald worked as an engineer with Dana, retiring in 2008. He loved spending time with his family and friends and being on the water, especially Lake Michigan.

Wall may get brick

June 6, 2013

    It now appears likely that the "ugly wall" left after the demolition of the longtime building at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in downtown Decatur will be covered by brick.
    A comment launched near the end of Tuesday night's city council meeting turned into some hard decisions, the result being the strong probability that a brick wall will eventually cover the eyesore.

Sculptures bit of awakening of downtown

June 6, 2013

    (Editor's Note: This is an AP exchange shared by the News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne.)

By KEVIN KILBANE
News-Sentinel
    DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Coni Mayer could see the impact from the windows of her office at Second and Madison streets in downtown Decatur.

Golden Meadows auction Saturday

June 6, 2013

    The 19th annual Golden Meadows Home auction – held to benefit the Special Needs Resident Fund – will be held this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility grounds at 3646N 200E, rural Decatur.
    The family-friendly event will feature many new items and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as out-of-town organizations such as professional sport teams and amusement parks. Also for sale will be used merchandise in good condition, and lunch will be available for purchase at a food tent.

June 5th

Hoosier Pattern still moving ahead

June 5, 2013

    Hoosier Pattern, a Decatur business Mayor John Schultz called "a core" of local economic development, is continuing to move rapidly forward, it was learned at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
    Attorney Jeremy Brown, representing the N. 10th St. metal pattern maker, and owner-operator Keith Gerber were on hand at the meeting to request a tax abatement on a $1.7 million piece of equipment that Hoosier Pattern will be installing in the weeks ahead.

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