April 6th, 2015
After a contentious week in the state of Indiana, centered around the state’s new religious freedom law, what type of reception awaited State Rep. Matt Lehman during a Saturday morning town hall meeting in Decatur was uncertain at best.
But with more than two dozen constituents in attendance, cooler heads prevailed during the hour-long meeting.
Area children were greeted by the Easter Bunny Saturday while waiting for the annual Easter Egg Hunt to begin at the Riverside Center in Decatur. The race was on once the kiddies received the green light — which came a bit earlier than expected after children mistook the announcer’s question, “Are you ready to go?” as the start of the event.
Ben Mills, 6, is all smiles as he scoops up a Snickers bar during Decatur's Great Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.
The announcement of towns and cities who qualified as finalists in the 2015 Indiana Stellar Communities grant program, scheduled to take place Thursday, failed to materialize and has been rescheduled for next week.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz received an email Thursday morning from Matt Crouch, project manager for the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, announcing the decision to postpone the announcement of finalists.
Despite her size, little Brynle Haines, 2, wasn’t afraid to tackle the rock climbing obstacle at Legion Park Wednesday.
Jan Smith, left, commander of American Legion Post 43, Decatur, and Karen Sweney of Family LifeCare are pictured with Decatur Mayor John Schultz with an American flag blanket. A benefit dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 24 at Decatur American Legion Post 43, with proceeds earmarked for the American flag blanket program. An American flag blanket is used to cover the veteran one last time
by the Hospice nurse and given to their loved ones as a keepsake.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz is one of 28 mayors who have publicly opposed an attempt in the Indiana General Assembly to repeal the state’s common construction wage law.
The law enables communities to set minimum wages for construction projects which are publicly funded and which cost more than $350,000. A panel of taxpayers and contractors establish the wages to be paid for a project.
This happy quartet was spotted as they enjoyed a little recess time at Adams Central Wednesday afternoon as warm weather and bright sunshine moved into the area. It may be safe to say these young ladies’ smiles sum up the feelings of many area residents.