February 4th, 2015
Decatur now has two city halls and it is proceeding on unloading the previous structure.
Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that two appraisals of the value of the building have been received: $53,000 from Steve Kreigh Enterprises of Decatur and $75,000 from Complete Appraisal Service of Bluffton.
Berne Mayor Bill McKean has announced he will seek a second term in office and has filed the necessary paperwork to run as a candidate in the May primary election.
McKean, a Republican, took over the mayor’s office Jan. 1, 2012, after soaring to an easy victory over Democrat Ray Gill in the November 2011 general election.
Decatur Street Department crews worked to move a big pile of snow left from a plow Tuesday morning in front of the post office in anticipation of more snow that was expected (but never materialized). Three trucks were making circles between piles of snow and the compost farm, where they were piling the snow.
A long talk with his late father convinced Mike Miller he should run for mayor of Decatur. His dad, Harold, knew something about the job, having served three terms, 12 years, as mayor.
So Miller announced Monday he will seek the Democratic nomination in this year’s primary.
Mayor John Schultz has announced that he will not seek a third term. The only Republican candidate at this time is Ken Meyer, a member of city council. The filing deadline is noon Friday.
Tonight the Braves entertain the Mississinewa Indians in a potential sectional preview at the Teepee. The varsity tip-off is slated for 7:45 p.m. and the pre-game show will be set for launch around 15 minutes after the JV conclusion. Tune in to watch the Braves go for win number 6!
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The plans to construct a new Adams County Superior Court building were officially shelved Monday when the Adams County commissioners approved a motion to put the project “on hold.”
Late in the meeting, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman opened the weekly judicial center update by expressing his personal opinion on the long-delayed superior court project. “After much study, and after much research, we tried to negotiate permission from Decatur to build our judicial center on our existing parking lots, which was denied.
Adams County CrimeStoppers will host its fourth annual Crime Fighters vs. local radio station K-105 celebrities basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Bellmont High School gymnasium. Tickets for the event are $4 for adults and $2 for students, with children younger than 5 admitted free.
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28
A total of 6 inches of snow fell in Decatur over the weekend and — while still an impressive amount— fortunately fell short of the 9-14 inches predicted by forecasters as late as Saturday afternoon.
Decatur resident Claudia Gimble has announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat on Decatur City Council. Gimble, a Democrat, retired recently following a 23-year teaching career in Fort Wayne. She will oppose another political newcomer, Republican Wylie Sirk, for the seat on city council.
Gimble and her husband, Edward, have lived in Decatur for the past 29 years and raised five children, all of whom graduated from Bellmont High School.