The green light is flashing for Decatur's annual Fourth of July fireworks display, the 21st year the event will be held here.
The event on Thursday, July 4, will get under way at 6 p.m. with DJ Rick Teboe providing music. At 8:15, color guards from Decatur and Berne American Legion posts and the Geneva VFW will march in, followed by a welcome given by Mayor John Schultz.
Chief organizer Adam Equia said the featured speaker will be Command Ssgt. Major Fritz Bultemeyer.
Several attempts to reach Bunge North America officials before the Daily Democrat's publishing deadline this morning were unsuccessful, but unofficial reports said the main injured in a fall in a silo on Friday was Ben Ellenberger of Decatur.
Apparently, Ellenberger's only serious injury was a separated shoulder.
According to reports, Ellenberger was struck by something which knocked him off balance and into the silo where he fell an estimated 12 to 15 feet.
A local businessman is campaigning to get a revolutionary new product off the ground.
Neil Schroeder, owner of Andy's Car Wash, is convinced that Campfire 2 Go could be the next big thing.
At Neil's Thanksgiving get-together in 2011, his brother, Don, placed his Campfire 2 Go prototype on the ground, lit it, and asked his brother, "What do you think?" Neil replied, "What do I think? I think we need to start a business for it, like ... yesterday!"