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January 21st, 2014
For years, one of Decatur’s primary shortcomings, as was pointed out repeatedly last month during a meeting of civic leaders who had gathered to put their heads together in a collective attempt to secure a Stellar Communities grant on behalf of the city, has been the lack of clean and accommodating motel rooms.
The Decatur Daily Democrat will host its second session of “Lunch with a Reporter” when general assignment reporter Mike Lamm heads to West End Restaurant for lunch Wednesday.
Lamm will be at the restaurant, located at 702 W Monroe St., Decatur, from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. to meet with area residents. Members of the community are invited to sit down, share a cup of coffee and offer feedback, story ideas, newsworthy tidbits or simply to exchange pleasantries.
Team U.S.A.’s, Jada Brister of Van Wert took a solo run around the obstacle course at the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Recreation’s Olympic celebration Saturday evening at the county Service Complex. Inclement weather kept participation in the Olympic-style events to a minimum as only two teams were formed for the competition.
Photos by Ashley Thieme
Adams County Auditor Mary Beery requested Adams County Councilors increase the pay of the deputy auditors in her department at their regular monthly meeting last week, but the request was met with considerable opposition.
Bellmont Middle School eighth-grader Madison Neher correctly spelled the word “serephic” to claim first place in the BMS Spelling Bee held last week.
Neher, the 14 year old daughter of Chris and Jana Neher, bested 31 other spellers from the middle school and endured through 19 rounds of spelling (including the word “erstwhile” in the 18th round) to capture the championship.
Some Adams County voters will be casting their ballots at three new polling locations in the May primary, Auditor Mary Beery reported for Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart at Monday’s regular meeting of the Adams County Commissioners.
COLD WALK — After a respite of more than a week, snow returned to Adams County Thursday. Two inches of snow fell throughout the day as area law enforcement agencies reported numerous slide-off accidents on state highways, and even walking was made unpleasant by the snow and high winds, as this man walking down 2nd Street in Decatur discovered.
Photo by J Swygart
The Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council provides yearly grant opportunities to agencies in Adams County to help address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues in our community. The grant money is the collection of fees from those that commit drug or alcohol offenses.
Agencies that were awarded funds for fiscal year 2014 are:
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce annually gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner Feb. 6 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur. Social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 724-2604.
STEPHEN DECATUR AWARD