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October 22nd

MOPS parks project gets major boost

October 22, 2010

    Leaders of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) have announced that a company is supporting the project with a donation which will match funds raised by the local group.
    "Game Time/Sinclair Recreation has agreed to match all donations raised by November 5 up to $35,000," MOPS said in a news release. "This means that all contributions will be doubled!"
    Time, however, becomes a key factor as only funds raised by November 5 will be matched. Later donations will not be included in the match.

Fireworks delayed

October 22, 2010

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz announced today that the annual Callithumpian Fireworks show will be delayed one week due to extreme dry conditions.
    The fireworks were scheduled to be held this Saturday, but have now been postponed to Halloween, Sunday, October 31, at 9 p.m.
    Schultz said he and Fire Chief Les Marckel are hoping the city will get some much-needed rain before the new date.
    Trick or treating will be observed that same Sunday, from 6-8 p.m., with the fireworks at 9.

October 21st

Bipartisan bash for tax caps

October 21, 2010

    "It's not political," said Decatur Mayor John Schultz at Wednesday evening's meeting to explain property tax caps to the public. Underscoring that fact is Democratic mayor and a key Republican, County Auditor Bill Borne, joining forces to oppose putting into the Indiana Constitution a property tax caps system that Borne flatly calls "unconstitutional."

AC unveils Veterans Day plans

October 21, 2010

    Three student groups at Adams Central High School will again sponsor a Veterans' Day program on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. in AC's main gymnasium.
    An announcement said the guest speaker will be retired command sergeant-major Frederick "Fritz" Bultemeyer of rural Decatur, who served in Vietnam and Afghanistan.
    Sponsors of the event are the AC History Club, AC's chapter of the National Honor Society, and the school's chapter of the Sunshine Society.

October 20th

Fireworks still up in the air

October 20, 2010

    The Decatur Fire Department's Assistant Chief, JIm Hitchcock, said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that no determination has yet been made on whether to hold the Callithumpian Fireworks show here Saturday night.
    Although a countywide burning ban was lifted by the county commissioners on Monday, it was "with reluctance" that the five fire chiefs in the county recommended dropping the ban, Hitchcock said.

City police dog to retire

October 20, 2010

    An esteemed member of the Decatur Police Department is retiring effective January 1.
    Ronny, the department's police dog for the last nine-plus years, is already on reduced duty due to hip dyslpasia, an ailment common to dogs. Jim Franze, the city's veteran K-9 officer, told Decatur City Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the dog's ailment first became noticeable a couple of years ago and has gotten considerably worse in the past year.

October 19th

Donations to salute soldiers

October 19, 2010

    The Walmart store in Decatur and the Adams County Community Foundation have begun an effort to collect donations of food and other products to be sent to United States military personnel from Adams County in time for Christmas. The project is called Salute Our Soldiers (SOS).
    The goal is to have enough items for local service members to be able to share them with others in their units.

Frock takes on incumbent commissioner Coil in 2nd

October 19, 2010

    Longtime county commissioner Ed Coil, a Republican, and Democratic newcomer, Robert Frock, will square off on November 2 for the Second District commissioner seat.
    Both men talked at the candidate forum provided by the Decatur Rotary Club last week.
    Coil pointed out that he is a Korean War veteran, a 35-year employee and official for the former Zollner Corp. in Fort Wayne, and for 10 years was the general manager of the Detroit Pistons.

October 18th

Phase I may be Christmas gift

October 18, 2010

    By Christmas, the northern expansion of Adams Central School at Monroe is planned to be finished and ready for use, so the rest of a $10 million construction and remodeling project can be completed by the fall of 2011.
    The north end enlargement will include offices for the high school and middle school, a few classrooms, restrooms, and a hallway.

Berne pays homage to its settlers

October 18, 2010

    A Settlers Monument paying homage to Anabaptist immigrants from Switzerland who settled in Berne in 1852 was unveiled Sunday during dedication ceremonies at the Muensterberg Plaza and clock tower site.
    The six-foot-tall limestone carving — perched on a 12-foot base — depicts a man with his hands outstretched and a woman holding a baby. They are dressed in attire which would have been common in the 1850s.

 

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