May 21st, 2015
Memorial Day services in Decatur will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, with military honors at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, followed by a similar ceremony at Decatur Ceremony. At 10 a.m. a brief service to honor fallen U.S. Navy officers will be held on the Wendell Macklin Bridge. A celebration at the Peace Monument on the courthouse square will conclude the festivities.
A decision won't be made any time soon on the future of the Five Points intersection in Decatur. Decatur officials said a determination of what will be done to enhance the intersection is "far down the road."
Woodcrest resident Herman “Red” Lyons, pictured with Southeast Elementary School first grader Zayne Roop, played horseshoes during a recent visit by Linda Wellman's SE class to the Decatur retirement community.
The ladies at the DDD topped off the day recently by modeling a few hats to be featured in the 2015 Hats Off to Sculptures event as part of this year's Decatur Sculpture Tour. Hats are being sold at several locations in Decatur for varying prices. Seated, from left are Sheri Huffman and Nicole Perry. Standing are Pam Mohr and Jennifer Reinhart.
Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long way to telling who will be crowned champs in the NHC. The Braves host East Noble and hope to go 5-2, while New Haven can clinch the conference with a win over mighty Homestead on the road. A loss for the Bulldogs and a win for Bellmont would prompt a three-way tie atop the standings in the final NHC season.
Look for the results in tomorrow's paper!
Tim Barkey, who has been wearing two hats as Adams County engineer and superintendent of the county highway department, on Monday resigned his highway job.
A few evening raindrops were enough to produce a rainbow Monday in Decatur. The scene above is looking south toward Lake Shore Addition on the city’s east side.
The Adams County commissioners will open bids for construction of a new county jail later this afternoon. See tomorrow's Daily Democrat to see if those bids come in below the engineering estimate for the project.
Adams County Engineer and Highway Superintendent Tim Barkey has resigned his position as Highway Superintendent.
See tomorrow's print or online editions for the complete story.
UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana authorities say road rage might have contributed to a fatal crash.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says the crash Sunday night on a rural road near the town of Union Mills killed 38-year-old Michael Edwards of LaPorte.