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June 5th, 2014

Winchester Rd. closed starting Monday for three-month project

June 5, 2014

    County Engineer Tim Barkey informed the Adams County Commissioners this week a section of Winchester Road is scheduled to be closed for repairs beginning Monday.
    The closure will take place between Canterbury Drive and Tigers Trail for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Holthouse Ditch.

Another star-spangled 4th on tap in Decatur

June 5, 2014

    Plans have been finalized for Decatur’s 22nd annual Fourth of July fireworks party, chief organizer Adam Eguia told city council on Tuesday night. The Fourth falls on a Friday this year.
    The honored guest will be former mayor Fred Isch, along with military veterans, and the main speaker will be retiring Police Chief Ken Ketzler.

May temperatures below average; few are likely to be complaining

June 5, 2014

    Following the harshest winter in the past 30 years or so, and the official start of summer still more than two weeks away, many area residents are enjoying the warm weather Mother Nature has finally bestowed on Adams County.
    The average May temperature in Adams County is 73 degrees, while the average low is 50.4 degrees. This year, the area averaged a high of 65.2 — nearly 8 degrees below normal — and an average low of 44.7, nearly 6 degrees below normal.

June 4th

Decatur’s Stellar proposal is Indy bound

June 4, 2014

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz on Friday will hand deliver to Stellar Communities officials in Indianapolis the City of Decatur’s Strategic Community Investment Plan, a plan which — if it results in a Stellar grant — would see spending and investment of $39 million in the city over a four-year period.

Making room

June 4, 2014

     Sculptures that were part of the 2013 Decatur Sculpture Tour were removed Tuesday in downtown Decatur in anticipation of the installation of new pieces of artwork for this year’s event. The Decatur Sculpture Tour will kick off the 2014 season with the installation of new sculptural pieces beginning at 8 a.m. June 13. Festivities will resume later that day with food and drink and the official grand unveiling ceremonies on the courthouse lawn from 5-8 p.m. The actual unveiling is scheduled to occur at 6 p.m.

 

Wynn said improving

June 4, 2014

     The condition of Building/Planning and Zoning Commission Director Mark Wynn has improved, Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman reported to his fellow commissioners at Monday’s regular weekly commission meeting.
Bauman reported Wynn was “taken off the ventilator for about six hours on Sunday” and he was able to breathe on his own, but was later put “back on the ventilator so his lungs could rest.” He commented Wynn’s improving condition sounds positive, “although Mark probably has a ways to go.”

June 3rd

Jail talks: Back to square one?

June 3, 2014

    There’s a new player in the game.
    After several months of eliminating nearly a dozen potential sites for the proposed new county jail/court complex and narrowing the location to several blocks of 1st Street in downtown Decatur, a new site was back-handedly revealed by the Adams County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus performs in Berne

June 3, 2014

    The Berne Chamber of Commerce brought the circus to town Monday night. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus gave two performances under the Big Top, with tight rope walkers, unicycle riders, ponies, lions clowns and contortionists delighting the crowds.

 

Film-making is planned as part of Sculpture Tour ‘14

June 3, 2014

    “The Old 27 Film Festival” will be held in coordination with the installation and unveiling of the Decatur Sculpture Tour June 13-14.
    The Old 27 Film Festival encourages film artists, novice and professional alike, to create films that include certain aspects of the sculpture tour and the city of Decatur while they carry their own distinct storyline or message. There is no charge for participation in this event.

June 2nd

ABATE bikers spend the afternoon in Decatur

June 2, 2014

DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament...
MONSTER TOURNEY WINNERS—The Monroe Youth League hosted their sixth annual Monster Softball...

 

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