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April 28th, 2015

Total jail cost tops $22.4M

April 28, 2015

    The total projected cost to construct the new Adams County Jail is now set at $22,413,381, Construction Control Inc. Senior Vice President Joe Hoffman told the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning. The figure represents the estimated maximum amount the project will cost the county, while the actual costs could conceivably be less, Hoffman said.

Round and round

April 28, 2015

    After a week of less than spring-like weather, the skies cleared and temperatures climbed to nearly 55 degrees Monday, allowing area school children — like these young ladies at Zion Lutheran Church and School — to enjoy recess outside.

 

April 27th

Monroe Street project is ahead of schedule

April 27, 2015

    Work on the Decatur’s East Monroe Street project is under way and “going fairly well at this point,” city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert told city council last week.
    “In fact, they’re even a little bit ahead of schedule,” he added.
    The intersection of Piqua Road and East Monroe Street is currently closed, but now has a potential reopening date of May 30, Gilbert added.

Shrek Royalty

April 27, 2015

    Joe Marbach as King Harold, Andrea Curtis as Little Fiona and Caitlyn Fitzgerald as Queen Lillian were among the characters to take the stage this weekend during Bellmont High School’s theater production of “Shrek the Musical.”
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Operation Cleanup efforts start in city

April 27, 2015

    Operation Cleanup is ready to kick off its 2015 campaign, when the weather permits, Bill Karbach, the city of Decatur’s code enforcement officer, told city council Wednesday night.
    This will be the fourth year for the effort, which began with the city’s 175th birthday celebration in 2011.

April 24th

Hammond blanks Raiders, 5-0

April 24, 2015

    MONROE— Andrew Hammond went the distance on Thursday night shutting out the Southern Wells Raiders in a 5-0 complete game win for the Jets at home.
    Hammond threw a total of 100 pitches on the night facing 27 batters and earning eight K's with four walks, while allowing just three Raiders hits.

City stormwater rates to double ... or more

April 24, 2015

    Decatur’s storm water rates could be doubling in the near future and going even higher in another year via a recommendation given city council on Wednesday night by Crowe Horwath, an accounting and consulting firm.
    That may not be as overwhelming as it seems, however, as the current average rate is $1.80 a month and would go to $3.50 and later $4.50, if approved. And approval is likely as city officials have on several occasions stressed the need to boost rates in order to fund capital improvement projects.

Pints plant pines

April 24, 2015

    Adams County Director of Forestry Dwight Pierce, in brown shirt, had a few volunteers to help plant two new trees at the Boys and Girls Club in Decatur Thursday as part of today’s annual Arbor Day celebration. The trees were planted in honor of the late Ralph Biggs and the late John Kintz in memory of their years of involvement with the club.

 

‘Shrek the Musical’

April 24, 2015

Joe Marbach as a knight, Chelsea Henkenius as Gingy, Quentin Geels as Lord Farquaad  and Evan Anderson and Eviyon Wygant as a knights are among the cast of characters who will take the stage tonight and Saturday at the BHS Erekson Theatre during the school’s production of “Shrek The Musical.” Both performances are at 7 p.m.

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Video of the Day: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video!

    FORT WAYNE— The Bellmont Braves varsity golf team finished sixth overall...
    The much-anticipated showdown between the Bellmont Braves and the Norwell...
    WOODBURN— The big bats continue to compliment stellar pitching for the...

 

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