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October 3rd

Housing development gets city’s OK

October 3, 2013

    With two council members absent, the remaining three members of Decatur City Council were busier than usual making motions and seconds and issuing approvals on Tuesday night.
    With Bill Crone and Ken Meyer unable to attend, Charlie Cook, Matt Dyer and Cam Collier gave the okay to several ordinances and one resolution. Ordinances passed on two readings earlier and approved on Tuesday night included:

Craig home: Help may be on the way

October 3, 2013

    Community assistance is being sought by city officials for a scheduled cleanup day at the home of George Craig and his son, George Jr., at the corner of Jackson and Second streets.
    It was announced at Tuesday night's city council meeting — attended by the elder Craig —that the work event will be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 12.
    "Mr. Craig is going to attempt to do something on his property," and the public can help, Mayor John Schultz said.

Berne bank ‘launches’ new facility

October 3, 2013

    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.

October 2nd

Highway elevation prompts concerns

October 2, 2013

    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.

In Geneva, storm water rates cut, but other fees will rise

October 2, 2013

    Geneva Town Council accepted the introduction of five new village ordinances and passed the 2014 approved budget ordinance at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.

Senior Night

October 2, 2013

 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
 

October 1st

COMMUNITY MARKET NO MORE

October 1, 2013

 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
 

Eichhorn due in court Thursday

October 1, 2013

    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.

NERD DAY AT BHS

October 1, 2013

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.

Photo provided
 

September 30th

Monument’s history laid out

September 30, 2013

    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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