Decatur's future — or, more realistically, a plan for it — was laid out at Tuesday night's city council meeting as a mayor's advisory committee made its long-anticipated recommendations.
Last October, Mayor John Schultz appointed a committee to look to the city's future and offer recommendations for how to get there using all assets and attributes.
Burned by state officials in the past, Decatur Mayor John Schultz on Tuesday night proposed raising the city's budget for 2014 as much as allowed by state officials. Then, when cuts are almost inevitably made by those state officials, the city won't take such a tough hit.
After they went over the many numbers in the proposed budget for an hour and six minutes on Tuesday night, council and the mayor wound up with a figure of $5,674,000 — a decrease of roughly $23,000 from the current budget.
Ten 4-H members have been selected to compete for the title of the 2013 Adams County 4-H Royal Ambassador.
The person chosen will be announced next Tuesday at the Monroe Fairgrounds in ceremonies following the 4-H parade.
The 10 are seen in accompanying photo; from left, front, Dusty Gremaux, Paige LeMaster, Adeline Minnich, Emily Brite, Abbey Jauregui; rear, Meghan Manley, Casey Krueckeberg, Ryan Hockemeyer, Lindsey Bluhm, Christina Stockman. (Photo provided)