June 19th, 2014
A spokesman for Indiana and Michigan Power reported Wednesday most of the parking lot at the largely-vacant Decatur Plaza shopping center on the north edge of the city will close within days in anticipation of work to make way for a future I&M substation.
According to Communications Consultant Tracy Warner, the project is part of a “major enhancement of I&M’s transmission system in the area.” The project will increase reliability of electric service in Adams County, Warner said.
It appears city of Decatur employees will be getting an $850 across-the-board wage increase for 2015.
Following a half-hour debate — not about whether there should be a wage hike, but how much could be afforded — council went with the $850 at its meeting Tuesday night. There was, however, a stipulation added: “If the city has the ability to fund it.” That won’t be determined until later in the year, but council seemed determined to fund an increase.
Indicating his intention to do so on a regular monthly basis, Golden Meadow Home Administrator Tom Magnan appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update the board on matters pertaining to the county facility.
The 14th annual Motor Sports Festival car show, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, comes to downtown Decatur from 4-9 p.m. Friday. The show annually attracts more than 100 vehicles to the city, including antique, classics, hot rods, motorcycles and — new this year — “rat rods.”
GOLFING OVER SUMMER BREAK—Recently completing their summer camp sessions at Cross Creek Golf Course, the boys displayed their love for the game on greens with their participation. 14 and over (L-R) Josh Ainsworth, Cole Razo, Blake Berkshire, Rob Ysidron, Luke Spannan, Chance Bressler, Brevin Slusher, Bailey Peterson.
Patricia L. “Patsy” Estel 62, of Shepardsville, Ky., passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are three daughters, Barbara Hinderer of Hillsdale, Mich., Dorothy (Jeremy) Osborn of Ossian and Rachel Coke of Shepardsville, Ky.; three brothers and one sister.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Jeff “Red” Dunning, 52, Bryant, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his residence.
Erna Bultemeier Tuttle, born Sept 30,1924, near Decatur, passed away quietly May 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Her family meant everything to her. She moved from Snow Lake to Las Vegas after the passing of husband, Richard, in 1989 to be near “her beautiful family.” She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all.
Adams County Community Corrections Executive Director Ian Gilbert appeared before Adams County Council last week in support of a proposal originally made by Treasurer Tom Kruekeberg last fall to allow for the use of credit cards by county officials.
The Flat 50 Plus bicycle Ttour of 2014, organized by Adams County’s Blazing Saddles Bicycle Club, is scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday at Bellmont High School. The Flat 50 Plus, currently in its 24th year, offers five routes consisting of either 20, 30, 50, 62 or 100 miles throughout Adams County and the surrounding area. This year The Flat 50 Plus has added two new elements — Strava segments and chip timing to all routes.