Archive - 2013 - News Article
Directors, officers and staff of First Bank of Berne launched balloons on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new banking center at 222 Heritage Trail in Berne. Each balloon contained a note explaining where the balloon lifted off, and anyone who finds a balloon was invited to write or call the bank to let them know how far the balloon traveled. Joining bank employees were the mayor, city officials and contractors.
An Indiana Department of Transportation plan to elevate U.S. 224 in the area at the Bellmont High School entrance to a short distance south of the East Monroe Street intersection continues to raise concerns among some residents.
Brad McBride, owner-operator of McBride & Son Welding at the intersection of Jackson Street and U.S. 224, was on hand for Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting, along with three other men, to discuss the matter.
Geneva Town Council accepted the introduction of five new village ordinances and passed the 2014 approved budget ordinance at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.
The Bellmont volleyball program celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday as the Squaws hosted the Norwell Knights. The 10 seniors involved with the volleyball team, eight players and two managers, gathered for a photo before the match. They are, in front from left, Taylor Rhymer, Emily Roman and Liv Fuelling. In back are manager Chabelle Lawler, Madison Glancy, Bailee Hankenson, Holly Hankenson, Natalie Busse, Jessah Okoniewski and manager Ivy Settlemyer.
Photo by Cassandra Lehman
The former Community Markets in Decatur got a new sign, and a new store philosophy, on Monday. The market, now called Sack & Save, has pared down its inventory to feature only the most popular consumer items and now reportedly has a bag-your-own policy. The Berne Community Market was not part of the change.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan Eichhorn is scheduled to make an appearance in Adams County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Thursday for a change of plea/sentencing hearing.
The former city employee is expected at that time to accept or reject a plea bargain agreement reportedly negotiated by the county prosecutor and Eichhorn's attorneys.
Homecoming Spirit days are being held this week at Bellmont High School, and Monday was Nerd Day. Talking part in the activities were, from left, Jessah Okoniewski, Jordan Rumschlag, Chloe Mock, Bailee Hankenson and Kirsten Winter.
Although formal re-dedication ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Adams County Peace Monument were held last month during the annual Kekionga Festival, the true century mark from the monument’s initial dedication will not take place for another month, on Oct. 30.
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Read One Program promotes literacy
The Decatur Daily Democrat has joined forces with the Van Wert (Ohio) Times-Bulletin and other newspapers in the region to promote the Read One program as part of National Book Month in October.
Sailors take warning. And that proved to be an accurate prediction on Sunday as a colorful sunrise was followed immediately by rain.
Photo by J Swygart