The biggest piece of news to come out of Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting had nothing to do with ordinances, sewers, fire protection and the like. Instead, it was the pending retirement of the city's water superintendent for the last 17-plus years, Jim Inskeep.
Inskeep is stepping down effective May 31, after 41 years with the department.
He joined the department under Mayor Harry Hebble, making a little over two bucks an hour, and replaced Wayne Carpenter as superintendent in 1996.
A large group of police officers, armed with warrants, picked up several people in Adams County on drug-related charges this morning.
The officers met around 5 a.m. at the Adams County Jail for a meeting, then began looking for suspects and making arrests.
Names of those arrested were being processed this morning and will be released later, likely today, by the sheriff's department.
Decatur Sculpture Tour officials have announced that the second-year event will launch with day-long activities, including a new event, a film competition, which integrates sculptures from the tour.
The tour will be held on Saturday, June 8. Sculptures on the tour now total 16 created from artists locally and around the country. The sculptures will be on display until May of 2014.