Decatur's annual Callithumpian Parade will be an early one this year, scheduled for Monday, October 25, but the annual fireworks show may not go off at all.
Travis Alexander, representing the city's Callithumpian Committee, appeared before Decatur City Council on Tuesday night to request several street closings. In so doing, he revealed dates for the parade and fireworks.
Larry Isch, recently retired from First Bank of Berne, has been selected as the 2010 Callithumpian Parade Grand Marshall.
Isch has been a member of the parade committee for 35 years and works diligently to make the parade a success, the Calllithumpian Committee said in making the announcement.
He was the recipient of the 2009 Service Award from the Callithumpian Committee.
There were lots of tight squeezes on Wednesday on W. Monroe St. near 12th St. between orange warning cones set up to guide traffic on that busy street past a sewer repair site, at left behind the parked municipal truck. Photo was taken around 9:30 a.m. Monroe St. is also the route of US 224 through Decatur. (Photo by Eric Mann)