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May 13th, 2014
For the second time in less than a week, Adams County officials Monday evening invited the public to be part of the conversation surrounding a proposed new county jail and superior court complex tentatively planned for downtown Decatur.
A new state law intended to promote Indiana farmers was one of many things touched on by Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, during the May Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Monday afternoon at Woodcrest.
Lehman said he was inspired to write the bill after visiting a restaurant in Vermont that touted using only local produce in their meals.
Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel announced his pending retirement at the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon.
“After a lot of consideration and discussions with my wife, I have decided I will be retiring in August,” Mitchel stated to commissioners. A large part of the decision to end his career with the county highway department was determined by the severity of the past winter season.
Approximately 50 motorcyclists took part Saturday in the “Ride 4 the Fallen,” a tribute to the 149 Hoosier service men and women who have died in military conflicts since Operation Desert Storm. The group left Huntington Saturday morning and made stops at South Adams and Bellmont High Schools before ending their day at the Veterans Shrine in Huntington. Many of the bikes features pictures of those military personnel who lost their lives.
Photos by Mike Lamm
The 2014 Decatur Farmer’s Market will open for the season Thursday. Hours of operation have changed this year, with the market slated to open from 3-6 p.m. Vendors are asked to arrive by 2:30 p.m.
The location for the market will remain the same as last year: in the city of Decatur municipal parking lot at the corner of 1st and Madison streets just east of downtown.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers this summer could consider how to address increased gambling competition from neighboring states as revenue from riverboats continues to drop.
The money the state collects from casino taxes has dropped from a peak of nearly $876 million in 2009 to about $752 million in fiscal 2013, according to figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Indiana’s three casinos near Cincinnati have seen big declines since a downtown casino opened in the Ohio city last year.
The submission to United State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development officials of final construction plans for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer system hinges on the acquisition from individual property owners of all necessary transmission line easements.
The vacant area where Dwayne’s Sweeper Shop and Holthouse Drug Co. once stood may have been given a new name, and some early work on transforming it into a green space is due soon.
At Tuesday’s Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz referred to “Pocket Park, as I call it,” noting, “It’s time to get something in there.”
County officials nearly outnumbered members of the public at Wednesday night’s informational session in Geneva on the proposed county jail/superior court project. Only 20 citizens attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the chosen location of the facility before a panel of county commissioners, councilors, the county attorney and several contractual agents connected to the project.
The tone and tenor of the discussions remained cordial throughout the evening.