September 17th, 2014
With summer flowers fading and Halloween rapidly approaching, Cathee Graves was putting up fall decorations outside Marko’s on 2nd in downtown Decatur Tuesday morning.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting he and City Attorney Tim Baker met with the Adams County Council earlier in the day and learned the county group, by an unofficial 4-3 vote, supported putting a new superior court building on 3rd Street.
That plan included demolishing the current superior court building, once a Carnegie Library structure. Schultz’s announcement led to a discussion in which the spokesman for a group wanting to save the one-time library building said they had been misled by county officials.
WATERLOO— Bellmont suffered a tight defeat against NHC foe DeKalb Tuesday night on the road losing 3-2 despite winning both doubles matches.
Below are the week two results of the Pigskin Picks Challenge featuring Mike McGill as the winner missing only two games and nailing the tie-breaker score of 36 right on the money. Taking second place was Herbert Smitley with two wrong and a guess of 53, while Sharon Grim was the only community player to miss just three wrong and earned the third place prize for the DDD Bucks. Several 'celebrity' pickers were near the top of the standings this week as well!
Adams County Data Processing Director Landon Patterson gave the Adams County Commissioners a glimpse of the future at Monday afternoon’s weekly meeting, offering a PowerPoint presentation and YouTube video on the capabilities of an unmanned aerial vehicle he saw demonstrated while in Indianapolis last week
It’s uncertain whether or not the commissioners liked what they saw.
When Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg took office in 2011, the deputies patrolling the 340 square miles of land that make up his agency’s jurisdiction were armed with a sidearm in their holster and a shotgun in their squad cars.
That quickly changed, though, thanks to a federal program that has been supplying police departments across the country with military-grade surplus weapons since the mid-1990s.
Increases in the cost of disposing trash — approved Monday morning by the Adams County Solid Waste Management District’s board of directors — will have the most dramatic effect on the cities of Decatur and Berne.
Following a public hearing which attracted no comments, the solid waste board on Monday approved the first hike in county refuse disposal fees in five years. The new rates will take effect Jan. 1, 2015.
BERNE— The South Adams Starfires came out of the gate firing on all cylinders and gave fans all the action they wanted and more, but were ousted by 1A power Blackhawk Christian in four very close games, 27-25, 25-17, 25-23, 30-28.
The first set saw the Starfires pounce on the opposing Braves, who were without their head coach Lindsey Roth, who gave birth to her first child on Sunday. A kill from sophomore Caralie Farlow gave the Starfires an early 4-1 lead and had the opposing Braves looking flustered.
This year with Pigskin Picks, the overall winner of competition will be awarded a three-month subscription to the Decatur Daily Democrat based upon the top score accumulated through all of the weeks.
VIDEO: Trestman addresses media after Bears upend Niners