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September 19th

Re-zoning will benefit local business

September 19, 2013

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.

Council grows impatient on Craig home condition

September 19, 2013

    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.

Under September skies ...

September 19, 2013

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.
Photo by
Jannaya Andrews

September 18th

County officials get glimpse of proposed court structure

September 18, 2013

    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.

Decatur council hears grant details

September 18, 2013

    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.

Log-Jam Removal

September 18, 2013

 Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation have gathered beneath the Wendell Macklin bridge in Decatur this week in preparation for a log-jam and sand bar removal project.

Photo by J Swygart

September 17th

Bomb threat evacuates Bluffton HS

September 17, 2013

    Two Bluffton High School students were taken into police custody Monday after officials believe they left a note in a restroom warning of a bomb in the school earlier that morning.
    Bluffton Police Chief Tammy Schaffer said her department received a call from school officials at 9:50 a.m. Monday saying there was a bomb threat at the school. The warning was delivered via a note found in a school bathroom.

A busy time at BHS

September 17, 2013

    School is certainly back in full swing in Adams County, and Bellmont High School is bustling with activity and fun for the entire community this fall. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events for the whole family.
         

D.C. shooting rekindles debate over gun control

September 17, 2013

    A deadly shooting in the heart of the nation’s capital has reignited talk about guns, but it’s uncertain whether the tragedy will revive a legislative debate that has gone cold in the face of opposition from Second Amendment supporters.
    The case for increased gun control has become increasingly difficult, evidenced by the National Rifle Association-backed recall of two Colorado legislators who supported stricter laws and President Barack Obama’s powerlessness to pass his legislation.

September 16th

Changes announced at DDD

September 16, 2013

    Scorecard! Get your DDD scorecard! You can’t tell the players without a scorecard!
    As some readers may already know, there have been a few changes at the Decatur Daily Democrat. More than a few, actually. We’ll try to summarize.

     Tonight's historic contest between the Bellmont Braves @ Adams Central is...
    WOODBURN— Like Bishop Dwenger a few nights before, the Woodlan Warriors...
    The Braves entertained a short-handed South Side tennis squad on Tuesday night...

 

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