Archive - Sep 24, 2012 - News Article
Not long after Callithumpian activities are completed in Decatur this year, a long-awaited project will begin: Demolishing the long-ignored building on the southwest corner of Second and Monroe streets downtown.
Fleming Excavating was recently awarded the contract for the project with its low bid of some $145,000.
"It's getting close," Mayor John Schultz said at last week's city council meeting, referring to the start of the project.
Robert "Bob" Brown, who currently lives in Decatur, and Edith "Edie" (Puff) Northup of Fort Wayne, met and fell in love 50 years ago, but they were just married last Saturday, September 15, in an outdoor ceremony at the Berne American Legion post.
The couple started dating after they met at work in 1961 when he was 21 and she was 19. They embarked on a whirlwind romance and planned on getting married until Northup's father convinced her otherwise. They were each other's first love.
Adams County's unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent during August, down from 7.9 percent in June and 7.6 in July, according to statistics released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county's jobless rate has remained below 8 percent for five consecutive months after starting the year at 8.5 percent. Three years ago, in August of 2009, Adams County experienced a jobless rate of 14.1 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.0 percent.