Archive - 2013
One dilapidated building may soon become the target of City of Decatur action while another building, not dilapidated but long empty, apparently is going to get new life.
Responding to a question posed by Councilman Matt Dyer at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz indicated something was going to be done in the near future to perhaps effect a cleanup of the large-sized home at Jackson and Second streets.
Speed limits in the Homestead Addition and on 550 N. at the city's west edge will be reduced in the near future.
Acting on a request from Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, city council on Tuesday adopted on two readings an ordinance lowering limits in both areas. Third and final passage is expected at the August 20 meeting.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Krause submitted to the Geneva Town Council on Tuesday a report of upcoming Chamber activities.
The report stated that the Summer's End Street Festival is coming up Saturday, August 17, in downtown Geneva. A beer garden will be open from 5-10 p.m. and The Junk Yard Band will be back to play classic rock and oldies starting at 7 p.m.
Solomon J. Wickey, 75, of Auburn, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013 at his home.
He married Anna Mae Graber on January 29, 1959, and she survives in Auburn.
The City of Decatur's budget for 2014 is increasing just $96,469 over last year, and much of that will go to a two percent pay raise for all city employees.
After considerable scrutiny given the budget by city council members at their previous meeting, council on Tuesday night saw the numbers redone by Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright.
The budget for 2014 — actually, the proposed budget — now stands at $7,453,579, an increase of $96,469 over the current figure of $7,357,110.
Vickie Ellis, program specialist with the Adams County chapter of the American Red Cross, is asking the community to assist a family in need.
Ellis said a local family — a mother and three young children, ages 5, 3 and 5 months — due to circumstances beyond their control "find themselves needing to start a household after losing everything." Beds for the older two children and the mother are especially needed, said Ellis.
Three people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle mishap at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 224 near Briarwood Trail, according to a Decatur Police Department report.
Police said the accident occurred when a westbound pickup truck driven by Matthew E. Wallace, 19, Harvester Lane, Decatur, allegedly went left of center into the path of an eastbound car operated by Jeremy L. Hileman, 35, Willshire, Ohio. Hileman told police he swerved into the ditch but was unable to avoid a collision with the truck.
Ruth (Voglewede) Egan, 95, of Louisville, originally of Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, August 5, 2013, after a long and fulfilling life.
Ruth earned her first bachelor's degree from Mount St. Joseph College, majoring in chemistry and biology and graduating cum laude. Afterward, she earned her second bachelor's degree in medical technology from St. Louis University.
Chad Allan Everett, 46, of Burlington, Ky., passed away August 3, 2013. Born September 20, 1966, Chad was the youngest son of Shirley and the late Glen Everett of Pleasant Mills.
While attending Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Chad made a visit to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he met Kelly Mansfield. The couple married on August 24, 1991, and four adored sons soon followed.
Donna F. (Venis) Rothgeb, 75, of Decatur, died Monday, August 5, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Donna was born June 15, 1938, in Decatur to the late Alva Raymond and Verona Verdella (McClymonds) Venis.
Donna was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes were watching for hummingbirds, collecting angels and playing cards with friends.