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April 3rd

Sculpture tour adds arts festival

April 3, 2013

    A more extensive and improved sculpture extravaganza in Decatur was unveiled on Tuesday night before city council.
    More and new sculptures, an extended area, an arts festival, added attractions and a "stand alone" event are just some of what will be coming up in early June.

First event hailed as a big success

April 3, 2013

    Decatur's first sculpture walk, held last year, was designed in part to attract people to the community, and it was highly successful. With the changes unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting, an even larger turnout is highly likely this year.
    "From a business standpoint, it brought a lot of people to town (last year). It was very impressive," Councilman Matt Dyer said.

Proposed Geneva noise ordinance is changed

April 3, 2013

    The second reading of Geneva's new noise ordinance was held at the town council's meeting on Tuesday night.
    The ordinance has been completely revised and is much less specific than the first reading, while still ensuring that the town will not get loud or chaotic, it was noted.

April 2nd

Local duo honored for saving life

April 2, 2013

    A Decatur resident and a former Decatur resident, Kirsten Cochran and Ethan Schorey, were among seven recipients who recently received a Citiznes Meretorious Award from the City of Fort Wayne during a special ceremony.
    Cochran, 19, and Schorey, 21, were honored for their bravery and efforts that helped save the life of an injured driver on October 31, 2012, at Washington Blvd. and Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.  His vehicle was on top of the driver.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Sheriff part-time hirings approved

April 2, 2013

    At the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg was approved to break the hiring freeze to fill upcoming part-time openings in the his department's kitchen and dispatch areas.
    Rekeweg said the department is now accepting applications for these positions. For more information, call the department: (260) 724-7141.
        Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Library book sale to start on April 14

April 2, 2013

    The spring book sale at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System will run from Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 20, during regular hours.
    The library is open from 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
    Many books for all ages and interests will be available, according to a library announcement, plus free magazines, and movies ranging from educational offerings to regular theater-style releases.

April 1st

Adams County in 911 consortium

April 1, 2013

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Indiana are forming a consortium that would allow one county to take over for another if a disaster wiped out that county’s 911 communication system and could lead to officials one day consider a regional dispatch center.

County jobless rate in slight dip

April 1, 2013

    Unemployment in Adams County dipped slightly to 8.5 percent during February, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county posted an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January when those figures were released just 10 days ago. One year ago, in February of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was at 8.3 percent.
    Friday's report showed that 1,218 members of the county's workforce of 14,383 remained without work during the year's second month.

Property tax bills look to be on time

April 1, 2013

    Adams County Auditor Mary Beery has announced that property tax bills are expected to be mailed by the end of April, following the Indiana Department of Local Gover-nment Finance’s certification of the county’s 2013 budget order and tax rates.
    The budget certification puts the county in a position to have property taxes due on May 10.

    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...

 

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