Archive - 2013
Nothing stays the same, the old saying goes, and Decatur City Council is proving that adage by eliminating the storm water department it created only nine years ago, in 2004.
There are good reasons, laid out by City Attorney Tim Baker at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Over 30 Bellmont students are involved in the production of "Midsummer/Jersey," which will be presented on the stage of the schools' Erekson Theater this Saturday and Sunday.
Students are involved in the production as cast and/or crew members. Many students actors are playing more than one role.
The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Reserved seats are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors citizens, and are in the lower sections of the theatre.
Maxine R. Lehman, 91, Berne, passed away Monday morning, April 15, 2013, at Swiss Village.
Maxine was born to the late Gilbert and Minnie (Depp) Stucky on September 20, 1921, in Adams County.
She married Roger "Pete" Augsburger, who died in 1972, and Wilmer "Cy" Lehman, who died in 2006.
Michael D. Lemmon, 48, of Fort Wayne, died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Dora R. "Becky" Tarkington, 80, of Berne, died Tuesday morning.
Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks came up at last night's city council meeting, as did another warm-weather (mostly) event: the Farmers Market.
The popular weekly market is likely to get another new home, its fourth, the First St. parking lot, and a new supervisor, Chad Hunter.
Wes Kuntzman, director of the Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, introduced Hunter to council, then put forth some plans for this year's market, again to be held Thursday afternoons, starting June 6.
It may seem a bit hard to believe, given this spring's weather, but plans are being formulated for Decatur's annual Fourth of July fireworks show.
Longtime chief organizer Adam Eguia was on hand at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting to outline some details for the 21st fireworks display and to request the city's annual financial contribution of $375, which was granted, along with permission to hold the event.
Volunteers from Golden Meadows Home are contacting Adams County businesses, groups and individuals regarding the donation of products, services, or gift certificates for Golden Meadows' 19th annual auction.
The auction, which benefits the Special Needs Resident Fund at the home – will be held on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility's grounds at 3646N 200E in rural Decatur.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
KENDALLVILLE—A highly anticipated match-up between two of the state's top sprinters turned out decidedly in Bellmont's favor Tuesday night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference girls track triangular meet at East Noble.
The Squaws easily won with 80 points while the host Knights were second at 50 and Homestead was a distant third at 37 in a meet that also featured a new Bellmont school record in the long jump.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.
Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish line.
Police commissioner Ed Davis says 176 victims came to hospitals around Boston, and 17 of those are in critical condition.