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June 19th, 2014

Erna Bultemeier Tuttle

June 19, 2014

    Erna Bultemeier Tuttle, born Sept 30,1924, near Decatur, passed away quietly May 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Her family meant everything to her. She moved from Snow Lake to Las Vegas after the passing of husband, Richard, in 1989 to be near “her beautiful family.” She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all.

Final meeting emotional for retiring chief

June 19, 2014

    Warmth, friendliness and sincere praise filled council chambers Tuesday night as the city administration, Decatur council and department heads bid farewell to retiring Police Chief Ken Ketzler, attending his final council meeting as chief.
    “We say thanks, but I don’t think we can say that enough,” Mayor John Schultz said prior to the reading of a resolution filled with appreciation and praise for Ketzler.

Classic car enthusiasts visit Decatur

June 19, 2014

     Approximately 75 car enthusiasts, part of the Defiance chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and known as the Farm Boys Tour, were in Decatur Wednesday as part of the group’s 32nd annual tour. The group always tours at this time of year “so the farm boys would be finished planting and could ‘go play’ with their cars,” according to a news release. The group visited and toured Thunderbird Products as part of their annual gathering. More photos appear on Page 2 of today's print and online editions.

Classic car enthusiasts visit Decatur

June 19, 2014

     Approximately 75 car enthusiasts, part of the Defiance chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and known as the Farm Boys Tour, were in Decatur Wednesday as part of the group’s 32nd annual tour. The group always tours at this time of year “so the farm boys would be finished planting and could ‘go play’ with their cars,” according to a news release. The group visited and toured Thunderbird Products as part of their annual gathering. More photos appear on Page 2 of today's print and online editions.

Work to begin soon on demolition at Decatur Plaza; part of I&M’s transmission line upgrade

June 19, 2014

     A spokesman for Indiana and Michigan Power reported Wednesday most of the parking lot at the largely-vacant Decatur Plaza shopping center on the north edge of the city will close within days in anticipation of work to make way for a future I&M substation.
    According to Communications Consultant Tracy Warner, the project is part of a “major enhancement of I&M’s transmission system in the area.” The project will increase reliability of electric service in Adams County, Warner said.

June 18th

Pay raise okayed for city employees

June 18, 2014

    It appears city of Decatur employees will be getting an $850 across-the-board wage increase for 2015.
    Following a half-hour debate — not about whether there should be a wage hike, but how much could be afforded — council went with the $850 at its meeting Tuesday night. There was, however, a stipulation added: “If the city has the ability to fund it.” That won’t be determined until later in the year, but council seemed determined to fund an increase.

Golden Meadows water quality tests come back ‘safe’

June 18, 2014

    Indicating his intention to do so on a regular monthly basis, Golden Meadow Home Administrator Tom Magnan appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update the board on matters pertaining to the county facility.

Vintage cars will take over city Friday for Motor Sports Fest

June 18, 2014

     The 14th annual Motor Sports Festival car show, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, comes to downtown Decatur from 4-9 p.m. Friday. The show annually attracts more than 100 vehicles to the city, including antique, classics, hot rods, motorcycles and — new this year — “rat rods.”

June 17th

Cross Creek Golf Camp 14-yr olds

June 17, 2014

GOLFING OVER SUMMER BREAK—Recently completing their summer camp sessions at Cross Creek Golf Course, the boys displayed their love for the game on greens with their participation. 14 and over (L-R) Josh Ainsworth, Cole Razo, Blake Berkshire, Rob Ysidron, Luke Spannan, Chance Bressler, Brevin Slusher, Bailey Peterson.

Patricia L. Estel

June 17, 2014

    Patricia L. “Patsy” Estel 62, of Shepardsville, Ky., passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are three daughters, Barbara Hinderer of Hillsdale, Mich., Dorothy (Jeremy) Osborn of Ossian and Rachel Coke of Shepardsville, Ky.; three brothers and one sister.
    No services are scheduled at this time.
    Arrangements were handled by Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

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