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May 27th, 2014

Area residents congregate for annual Memorial Day celebration

May 27, 2014

    Area residents and veterans, including Decatur Mayor John Schultz, Berne Mayor Bill McKean and County Commissioner Doug Bauman, took part in the annual Memorial Day celebration held Monday on the courthouse lawn. Hundreds of people were in attendance as the community honored those who died in defense of their country.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews

War’s memories remain poignantly painful for Decatur WWII vet

May 27, 2014

    In the summer of 1942, Adams County saw a contingent of 56 men depart the local area for physical exams in anticipation of being sent to various U.S. Army training facilities and eventually ending up participating in the European corridor battles during World War II.    

May 23rd

Sprucing up Decatur

May 23, 2014

     Hannah Garner, 21, Decatur, and a student at Ball State University, is pictured painting the curb along 1st Street, south of Madison Street, in Decatur Thursday morning. Pictured in the background are Sam(antha) Grote, 22, Decatur and a student at Purdue, and Sarah Garner, 18, Decatur, sister to Hannah and a student at Ball State. All three have been hired by the city of Decatur as full time workers through the summer.


Red Gold is approved for ‘super’ abatement

May 23, 2014

    Red Gold was approved for a phase-in tax applications for a 10-year super tax abatement by the town of Geneva, following a special meeting of the town council Tuesday evening to score the application submitted by the company.
    The firm submitted two applications for the abatement — one for real property and the other for personal property. According to Clerk/Treasurer Bill Warren, Red Gold plans a “green” structure with energy-saving attributes.    

Business is blooming

May 23, 2014

     After a cold and dreary start to the season last week, this Thursday provided a much better weather day for the Decatur Farmer’s Market. Larry and Sue Elliott, along with Anita Spiegal at right, took a moment to stop and smell (and perhaps buy) the flowers.


May 22nd

Student’s quick actions draw BHS praise

May 22, 2014

    A year on the demolition derby track couldn’t prepare 15 year old freshman Kevin Oetting for the amount of adrenaline he would feel last month at Bellmont High School. And his quick thinking and fast actions may have prevented a bad situation from becoming even worse.
    On April 29, two high school students were involved in a physical confrontation, the reported result of a love triangle and social media.

Winter comes home to roost, to the tune of $82,000 in expenses to city

May 22, 2014

    It was a long, tough winter, as everyone knows, but just how tough on the City of Decatur was unveiled in rather stark terms at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
    Bottom line is this: The city usually spends anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 to get through a winter – overtime for workers, salt, fuel, etc. — but the one now, thankfully, behind us was a record setter: $82,000-plus in expenses.
    That staggering sum is likely to cut out some other city projects as the year continues.

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to perform in Berne

May 22, 2014

     The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will present two shows in Berne June 2 at the northwest intersection of U.S. 27 and U.S. 218. See today’s print or online edition for additional information.

May 21st

Cook will take over as new top cop in Decatur

May 21, 2014

    The Decatur Police Department is not only looking to moving into a new station, possibly by the end of this year, but the department is also going to be taking on a new personnel look at the top.
    Mayor John Schultz announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that Deputy Chief Greg Cook will takeover as chief next month. Detective Lt. Mike Mahan will assume Cook’s role as second in command.

Job well done

May 21, 2014

     Michael F. Ward, CAE executive director of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, was in Decatur Tuesday to award a commendation to retiring Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler for outstanding service during his tenure as chief. “I’ve worked with some really amazing people over the years,” Ward said, “but Ken set the bar very high.” Pictured from left are Ward, Ketzler and Decatur Mayor John Schultz.


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