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March 21st, 2013

No decision on sewer proposal

March 21, 2013

    More than 100 interested and concerned residents packed the Riverside Center on Wednesday evening to express their views surrounding a proposed rural sewer district project intended to reduce the amount of human waste entering county waterways.

Residents and board members voice opinions, what’s necessary

March 21, 2013

    Local resident Russ Walklee was the first audience member to speak during Wednesday night's meeting, and drew the largest applause of the evening from those in attendance when he simply said, "My vote is no" on the sewer project's future. He said the cost "is hard to justify," a sentiment that was echoed countless times during the evening.
    Other speakers complained about what they see as inequities in the proposed project.

This is spring?

March 21, 2013

    What a start to this spring this is!
    On this first full day of spring, Decatur residents awakened to a quarter inch of snow and temperatures fit for December.
    The city weather station had a reading of 15 degrees at 7 a.m. today, the overnight low — and that's 15 degrees below the normal low of 30 degrees for this date. Wednesday's high was only 29, or 21 degrees below the norm of 50 for March 20.
    For further details, see today's print edition or e-edition.

March 20th

United Way over the top!

March 20, 2013

    A thank-you celebration for the workers, volunteers, and contributors of the 2012 United Way campaign in Adams County was held Tuesday evening at Swiss Village in Berne with the highlight of the evening coming when United Way Director Jim Compton announced that the county effort topped its goal of $200,013.
    It marked the first time in the last four years the goal had been attained and it was accomplished with the help of a match from the Eli Lilly Foundation.

Investment auto firm destroyed by fire

March 20, 2013

    The Decatur Fire Department responded to a fire at Shaffer Investment Auto Sales on N. 13th St. in Decatur at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday.
    When firefighters arrived on scene, the structure was fully engulfed in flames, according to a spokesperson for the department. Crews battled the blaze for several hours, but were unable to save the building, which officials say is a total loss.
    Officials do not know what started the fire and an Indiana State Fire Investigator was called in to determine the origin.

Public hearing tonight

March 20, 2013

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight at Riverside Center in Decatur.
    A notice said the hearing will include a discussion of rates and charges.

Michael W. Bolin

March 20, 2013

    Michael W. Bolin, 51, of Berne, passed away Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Joseph F. Gremaux

March 20, 2013

    Joseph F. Gremaux, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Juanita R. Mankey

March 20, 2013

    Juanita R. Mankey, 90, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Shawn K. Schumm

March 20, 2013

    Shawn K. Schumm, 51, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

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