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August 22nd

Take a taste and a guided wagon tour

August 22, 2013

    Fill up with food and then take a wagon ride around downtown Decatur — it can be done this afternoon and evening as part of the Festival of the Kekionga.
    Taste of Decatur will open at Riverside Center at 4 p.m. and continue until 8. Also starting at 4 at Riverside will be wagon tours of the downtown area.
    Local historian Max Miller will point out various historical spots during the tour, which will wind up at Riverside Center.

Pole hit, causing big loss of power

August 22, 2013

    A truck apparently turning into Industrial Park 1 from E. Monroe St. late Wednesday morning knocked down an Indiana & Michigan (or American Electric Power) pole, causing a major power outage on Decatur's west side.
    Traffic lights at several intersections on 13th St. were rendered unworkable, bringing out city police to direct traffic. The city street department rushed stop signs to the major highway.

August 21st

Ugly wall to get facelift

August 21, 2013

    The Great Ugly Wall of Decatur looks like it will be getting a major facelift before winter sets in, and city council on Tuesday night took a major step toward securing a new — and much improved – city hall building.    

Sewer project gains interim financing

August 21, 2013

    Preliminary financing has been secured for a rural sewer project designed to serve approximately 265 Adams County households.
    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors, with four members present, met in special session Tuesday morning to entertain quotes submitted for Bond Anticipation Notes for the estimated $4.5 million project to install the county's first-ever rural sewer in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.

A new city hall virtual certainty

August 21, 2013

    A onetime bank building has become money in the bank for the City of Decatur as it moves toward gaining a vastly larger and improved city hall building.
    Given four different plans for renovating the onetime First State Bank building downtown, council and Mayor John Schultz were in agreement on Tuesday night that option No. 4, with modifications, was the way they wanted to go.

August 20th

Jobless rate dips a bit

August 20, 2013

    The monthly jobless report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed unemployment in Adams County declined by .2 percent during July from the previous month.

State Fair attendance record set

August 20, 2013

    Consistently sunny skies and below normal temperatures coupled with new exhibits and popular promotions helped the Indiana State Fair set a new total attendance record, according to an announcement by fair officials.
    The 157th edition of the fair, which wrapped up Sunday, attracted 978,296 people through the gates – 4,394 more visitors than the previous record of 973,902 in 2009 and a 15 percent increase from last year’s total of 853,941.

Complex may get new area to park

August 20, 2013

    The Adams County Service Complex may expand its parking capacity, according to County Attorney Mark Burry's report at Monday's commissioners meeting.
    Burry informed the commissioners that James and Carol McGill are prepared to sell the empty lot east of the gym entrance to the Complex, across Third Street. Burry said the McGills' years-old appraisal priced the lot at $34,000 and recommended that the commissioners order another appraisal to make sure that price is still accurate.

August 19th

Veterans’ markers being upgraded in St. Joe cemetery

August 19, 2013

    St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery is getting some upgrades these days.
    The cemetery board recently approved board members Greg Brite and Phil Wolpert and Decatur American Legion member Bruce Reidenbach to go through the entire cemetery and update the veterans' grave markers.

Vets urged to attend ceremony

August 19, 2013

    Members of the Peace Monument restoration committee are asking all Adams County military veterans to turn out for next Saturday's rededication ceremony.
    "We especially hope all World War II veterans in the county can attend, and we urge all veterans to be on hand," Dave Meyer, a member of the committee, said on Friday. Meyer said special seating will be arranged for the veterans.
    The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday at the monument site,

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