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November 4th

Berne man accidentally shoots himself

November 4, 2011

      A resident of N. Jefferson St. in Berne apparently accidentally shot himself early Thursday afternoon.
    Dennis Raesner, 65, was reported in fair condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    According to reports, he had a gun in his back pocket and it went off, striking him in the back or side. Raesner was rushed by EMS to Adams Memorial Hospital, when the Samitarian helicopter was called.

Mayor Praises Callithumpian

November 4, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Mayor John Schultz expressed at this week's city council meeting his obviously sincere appreciation to the many local volunteers and emergency personnel who made the recent Callithumpian parade and festival a huge success.
    The mayor pointed to the Callithumpian Committee, the police department and street department. And he also noted the city's fire department, which brewed up 70 gallons of chili to sell on parade night.

November 3rd

Adams Central takes first at parade

November 3, 2011

    Adams Central took first place in Class A during the Callithumpian Parade.
    South Adams was second, Antwerp, third; New Haven, fourth; and Wayne, fifth.
    Best music and best marching and maneuvering honors went to Adams Central, best general effect to South Adams.

City cleanup will continue

November 3, 2011

    While hearing a complaint from a citizen about one phase of Decatur's Operation Cleanup, Mayor John Schultz strongly vowed at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the program will continue.
    Dennis Huffman of Decatur lodged the complaint, apparently after a vehicle he owns was "tagged" by the city. Huffman said his vehicle was operable and should not have received the tag, and that the crew in charge of the cleanup was tagging vehicles in business lots.

Local man given four-year prison term

November 3, 2011

    A Decatur man has been sentenced to four years in prison by Adams Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller.
    Todd A. Hullinger, 43, rural Decatur, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to intimidation of his wife. That case also violated his probation and he further broke probation by drinking alcohol, being a bar, missing counseling sessions, and missing a probation meeting, the court said.

November 2nd

Convenience store here robbed today

November 2, 2011

    Decatur police are continuing their investigation into a robbery that took place at a local business at 3:40 a.m. today.
    Police said a male entered the Village Deli at 927 S. 13th Street, Decatur, and demanded money. The man showed no weapon, but indicated to the store clerk that he was carrying one.

Leaf collection in full swing

November 2, 2011

    Leaf collection is in full swing in Decatur.
    Leaves should be raked to curbside for collection. City officials said yard waste collection will end next Friday; after that date anyone with yard waste can place those items in the leaf piles or drop them off at the compost site behind the Riverside Center.
    When setting out brush for collection, residents are asked to have those items in a separate pile away from the leaf piles.

City is creating a TIF District

November 2, 2011

    The process of developing what is described as a powerful economic development tool continued moving toward reality on Tuesday night, getting a green light from Decatur City Council.
    The tool is what is known as a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which was sought by the city's new redevelopment commission.

November 1st

Big crowd for a big night

November 1, 2011

    The annual Callithumpian parade was held under mild October skies Monday evening as characters of every description wound their way through the spectator-lined streets of Decatur for nearly 90 minutes.
    The top three floats in the parade, as named by the Callithumpian Committee, were: first place, Decatur Daily Democrat; second, United Steel Workers Local 715; and third, Decatur Veterinary Hospital.

Ground is broken for visitors’ center

November 1, 2011

    It will cost $852,500.
    It will have a classroom, an exhibition area, a wildlife viewing area, a gift shop, restrooms, and an office.
    It has been wished for for many years.
    That, in a nutshell, describes the 4,000-square-foot visitor center which will rise by next fall beside the Limberlost State Historic Site (LSHS) in Geneva.

 

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