September 8th, 2014
The annual Swiss Heritage Festival was held Saturday in Berne despite severe weather that moved through the area Friday evening. At left, volunteers demonstrate the art of quilting for visitors in one of the grounds’ barns.
The closure of day-to-day operations at Norm’s Preble Gardens could be short-lived, according to the owner of the building which housed the popular restaurant west of Decatur.
A sign appeared outside the restaurant earlier this week informing the public the eatery had closed its doors.
Decatur businessman Mark Bulmahn, who owns the property, said Thursday the reasons behind the closing were many and varied — ranging from “health issues” to “septic issues in Preble.”
The town of Geneva will soon be utilizing Adams County’s Geographic Information System to locate its water and wastewater infrastructure, Geneva Town Council members decided at their recent meeting.
An Amish couple takes a late summer ride down C.R. 300S just north and east of Berne.
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Joseph A. Fleming IV, 77, Decatur, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
With the city of Decatur amending its open burning ordinance last November, the use of burn barrels is prohibited. Officials are seeking to rid the city of the barrels, many of which have become eyesores, so if you have one the city will pick it up and dispose of it for you — at no charge.
Those interested in having a barrel removed should call 724-3356, which is the city garage.
Havell Bros. Inc., Fort Wayne, has completed the installation and upgrade of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the Service Complex, and the combined energy-saving rebates from I&M Power and NIPSCO associated with the work qualify Adams County for close to $40,000 in savings, Adams County Building Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer informed the Adams County Commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday.
What once was the Decatur Plaza has now been mostly reduced to rubble to make way for a new Indiana and Michigan Power substation that a company spokesman said will increase reliability of electric service in the Decatur area.