Archive - 2014
With the city of Decatur amending its open burning ordinance last November, the use of burn barrels is prohibited. Officials are seeking to rid the city of the barrels, many of which have become eyesores, so if you have one the city will pick it up and dispose of it for you — at no charge.
Those interested in having a barrel removed should call 724-3356, which is the city garage.
Havell Bros. Inc., Fort Wayne, has completed the installation and upgrade of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the Service Complex, and the combined energy-saving rebates from I&M Power and NIPSCO associated with the work qualify Adams County for close to $40,000 in savings, Adams County Building Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer informed the Adams County Commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday.
What once was the Decatur Plaza has now been mostly reduced to rubble to make way for a new Indiana and Michigan Power substation that a company spokesman said will increase reliability of electric service in the Decatur area.
Myrtle Esther Seffernick, 91, Delphos, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
She was born in Delphos Jan. 30, 1923, to the late Elvin and Lena (Carder) Allemeier. On May 25, 1940, she was united in marriage to Alfred B. Seffernick; he preceded her in death in 1988.
Myrtle retired from the Bending Company after 17 years. She was a housewife, mother of 10 and volunteered at the Thrift Shop. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
The City of Decatur stands ready to annex the Adams Health Network properties at the southeast edge of the city and, apparently, is going to scoop up some more territory as well.
At its meeting last week, the health network adopted a voluntary annexation petition seeking to have Adams Memorial Hospital and Adams Woodcrest brought into the city. In all, some 140 acres are involved.
The Adams County Commissioners submitted an official letter to the mayor and members of Decatur City Council Tuesday afternoon, asking “for more specifics concerning money, exact demolition costs, purchase price and environmental concerns” in relation to the city’s recent proposal to help the county absorb the expenses involved in locating the planned superior court building on 1st Street at the site of the Schafer building.
A great blue hero was spotted fishing Tuesday in the creek that runs through Hanna-Nuttman Park in Decatur.
PONETO— South Adams earned first place in the Bi-County Conditioner at Southern Wells Tuesday night, while the Bellmont Braves finished second in the unique event.
In what is known at Hokum-Karum style, the schools use runners in pairs alternating each mile for six miles. Scores are compiled using the combined times of each school's top three pairs.
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