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July 9th, 2014
North Adams Community School board voted to approve bus driver compensation to be on a daily rate instead of a mileage rate.
Business Manager Larry Carty voiced concerns about the drivers who were on shorter routes, but transporting the most children. “We have some who have three stops but also pick up 90 children. We need to pay them for their service, not their mileage.”
The Spirit of Atlanta Drum Corps, an independent ensemble from Georgia conmprised of 150 members age 15 to 22, took the field at Worthman Stadium in Decatur Tuesday afternoon to practice for a performance later that night in Fort Wayne.
Jim Voglewede Jr. took his seat Tuesday as the newest member of the North Adams school board.
Four people applied for the position of Adams County Highway Department superintendent to replace the retiring Mark Mitchel, but only one made Adams County Commissioners an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Lawn chairs, coolers, blankets and families were familiar sights Friday evening during the annual Decatur Fourth of July festivities at Riverside Park.
Monroe Town Council members have agreed to hold off on street repairs for one more year.
Decatur area residents celebrated America’s 238th birthday in star-spangled style Friday evening.
Ending with the city’s 22nd annual fireworks show at dusk, the grounds of Riverside Center began filling up much earlier in the evening as revelers assembled to take part in the festivities.
Some threw footballs or frisbees to pass the time, others visited with friends or spread out their blankets on the ground to wait for the opening ceremonies.
A crowd gathered on 2nd Street Saturday afternoon to bid a final farewell to former longtime Mayor Fred Isch. As Isch was carried to his final resting spot in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, the funeral procession paused for a moment in front of the City Hall office where he spent so many hours working for the city of Decatur.
The Monroe Town Council discussed how to tackle city ordinance violations during their monthly meeting Thursday.
According to Town Marshal Dio Hernandez, communication has been made with at least six property owners in an attempt to have them clean up their properties. Hernandez said two homes are forclosure properties and he will make contact with the banks that own the property.
Decatur’s annual Fourth of July celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday at Riverside Center and will culminate some four hours later with the traditional fireworks display.