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November 22nd

Auditor gets okay to fill vacancy

November 22, 2013

    Adams County Auditor Mary Beery this week requested the county commissioners consider breaking the county hiring freeze to allow her to fill an opening created by the resignation of a deputy payroll auditor on her staff. Although the position vacated is a full-time one, Beery stated she has contemplated reducing the position to part-time because of changes in technology which have reduced the workload in some areas of the office’s operation.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

South Adams trail group gets boost

November 22, 2013

    South Adams Trails, Inc. President Gary Habegger recently spoke at Berne’s Rotary meeting regarding updates to the SATI bike and walking trail project.
    Habegger told the Rotarians the trails group recently learned that grant funding through the Indiana Department of Transportation had been approved, adding an additional $185,000 in grant money for continued upgrades to the trail and $415,000 for rehabilitation of the old railway bridge obtained from Bunge North America.

November 21st

Fleetwood no more; now ARG

November 21, 2013

    The names Fleetwood and Gold Shield have long been associated with the city of Decatur.
    Those names exist no longer, following a corporate shift which placed Fleetwood RV Inc. and Gold Shield under the corporate umbrella name of Allied Recreation Group.

Veteran Berne attorney, law director will retire Jan. 1

November 21, 2013

    Longtime Berne attorney James E. Beitler, Jr. has announced his plans to retire from the offices of Baumgartner and Beitler, Attorneys at Law, effective Jan. 1. 
    Beitler served 30 years as the city attorney for Berne during the mayoral administrations of Gaylord Stuckey, Delmar Neuenschwander, Blaine Fulton and Bill McKean.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

‘When every river turned against us’

November 21, 2013

The documentary film “When Every River Turned Against Us — Lessons from the Great 1913 Flood” will make its broadcast premier tonight on Indianapolis Public Broadcast System station WYFI. The 30-minute film, in which officials and residents from Decatur are prominently featured for their recovery efforts following the 2003 flood in Adams County, will air at 7:30 p.m. The scene above shows mass funerals in Brookville, Ind., which followed the 1913 flooding.
Photo by J Swygart
 

November 20th

BREAKING NEWS

November 20, 2013

    The Decatur Police Department is warning area residents and businesses of a scam involving a person who claims to be a police officer demanding money, claiming an arrest warrant will be issued on individuals who do not cooperate, according to Police Chief Ken Ketzler.

Evacuate? Grab your coat (and the cat) and go

November 20, 2013

    What do you do when a firefighter comes to your door and says you have to evacuate due to a natural gas leak. You leave, of course, just as probably a couple of hundred or more of us on Master Drive, Mix Avenue and Lewis Drive did Monday night.
    “You can take your pets, too, if you’d like,” the firefighter said.

Plaza purchased by AEP; substation planned

November 20, 2013

    What has been rumored for several weeks came to light as fact at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting: American Electric Power has purchased the vast majority of the Decatur Plaza Shopping Center at the north edge of Decatur and will construct a substation to mainly service nearby Bunge North America.

Less ugly by the day

November 20, 2013

     Crews from Arnold Construction are hard at work this week installing a new brick wall at the intersection of Monroe and 2nd streets. Work started a few weeks ago and brick-laying started last week. The brick work is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. The Arnold firm also did the work on the recently-completed  Monroe fire station.
 

November 19th

EVACUATED: Gas line ruptured; dozens of families forced from homes

November 19, 2013

    A gas line that was ruptured by utility crews Monday evening in Decatur forced dozens of north-side residents from their homes for more than five hours.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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