Bone-chilling temperatures were gripping the Decatur area today as wind-chill readings were well below zero and the National Weather Service was predicting a high of only around 10 above.
The Decatur weather station recorded an overnight low of 6 above, which was the 7 a.m. reading.
At the same time, the weather service office in Fort Wayne also had 6 above, with a west wind at 24 mph producing a wind chill of 15 below.
Tony Tate, rural Decatur, retired after more than 41 years with the USDA in December.
Tate started his career as a trainee in Noblesville in 1971, and finished his training in Frankfort in 1972. After graduating from Ball State University, he started full time in 1973 in Shelbyville as a Soil Conservationist.
In 1974, he transferred to Richmond, then to Decatur in 1975 as District Conservationist.
The 2013 Adams County Ag Extravaganza was held at the Mirage on Thursday night. It was a joint annual meeting of the Adams County's Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, and Soil and Water Conservation Department.
After a meal, comedian Jay Hendren entertained the crowd, and then it was down to business.