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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The longest-serving female state representative in Indiana’s history has died after 35 years in office.
The Indiana House speaker’s office announced the death of Republican Rep. Phyllis Pond of New Haven. The 82-year-old Pond had three weeks ago announced her decision to resign effective Oct. 15 after being recently diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis
Erica Bluhm and Tyler Tonner were crowned Adams Central Homecoming King and Queen during ceremonies Friday night in Monroe.
Photo by Cassandra Lehman
An old point of contention between the Adams County Commissioners and the Adams County Council reared its head during discussions between the two entities prior to the start of scheduled budget hearings on Tuesday morning.
When is too much really too much?
That question arose at Tuesday night's city council meeting, spurred by Councilman Matt Dyer, who addressed a photo floating around the council chambers.
The photo showed an enormous pile of trash piled along the sidewalk at a home on Walnut St. for last week's heavy trash pickup.
City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said it cost the city $94 to get rid of the trash at the transfer station.
The United Way of Adams County will hold its annual Community Market Day from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday at locations in Decatur and Berne. Five percent of the sales from Community Markets during that time will be donated to the United Way. Call the agency at 728-2056 to volunteer.
Decatur's plan commission and city council are providing a helping hand to a local business through a rezoning.
The Best One Tire Center at US 224 and E. Monroe St. will be losing most of its parking lot and public access when the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) completes the project to elevate 224 in that area.
A new day, a new month and another deadline passed. "And I don't see anything has happened," Decatur Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting, referring to the George Craig property at Second and Jackson streets.
Councilman Ken Meyer raised the issue, asking at the meeting if anything had been done to clean up the place.
"I haven't seen any progress; we're going to have to address that," the mayor said, promising a visit to the home yet this week.
It’s that time of year — late summer — when morning and evening skies often tend to take on an eerie look and feel. Such was the case Wednesday morning, as shown in this photo looking north down 1st Street in Decatur.
Members of the Adams County Commissioners and the Adams County Council were updated Tuesday morning on various design aspects of the proposed new courthouse by Cory Miller, principal of the Fort Wayne architectural firm of Schenkel-Schultz.
What’s needed, how to plan for it and present it, and numerous other aspects of a bid for a Stellar Communities grant was unveiled for Decatur City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night.