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April 18th, 2013

Storm water department flushed away

April 18, 2013

    Nothing stays the same, the old saying goes, and Decatur City Council is proving that adage by eliminating the storm water department it created only nine years ago, in 2004.
    There are good reasons, laid out by City Attorney Tim Baker at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

BHS play to open Saturday

April 18, 2013

    Over 30 Bellmont students are involved in the production of "Midsummer/Jersey," which will be presented on the stage of the schools' Erekson Theater this Saturday and Sunday.
    Students are involved in the production as cast and/or crew members.  Many students actors are playing more than one role.
    The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Reserved seats are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors citizens, and are in the lower sections of the theatre. 

April 17th

New Farmers Market site likely

April 17, 2013

    The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks came up at last night's city council meeting, as did another warm-weather (mostly) event: the Farmers Market.
    The popular weekly market is likely to get another new home, its fourth, the First St. parking lot, and a new supervisor, Chad Hunter.
    Wes Kuntzman, director of the Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, introduced Hunter to council, then put forth some plans for this year's market, again to be held Thursday afternoons, starting June 6.

Fourth fireworks festival forming

April 17, 2013

    It may seem a bit hard to believe, given this spring's weather, but plans are being formulated for Decatur's annual Fourth of July fireworks show.
    Longtime chief organizer Adam Eguia was on hand at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting to outline some details for the 21st fireworks display and to request the city's annual financial contribution of $375, which was granted, along with permission to hold the event.

Donations for auction are being sought

April 17, 2013

    Volunteers from Golden Meadows Home are contacting Adams County businesses, groups and individuals  regarding the donation of products, services, or gift certificates for Golden Meadows' 19th annual auction.
    The auction, which benefits the Special Needs Resident Fund at the home – will be held on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility's grounds at 3646N 200E in rural Decatur.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

April 16th

No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.
    Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish line.
    Police commissioner Ed Davis says 176 victims came to hospitals around Boston, and 17 of those are in critical condition.

Marine brings flag home to ACentral

April 16, 2013

    Marine Jacob Falk graduated from Adams Central High School in 2008. He has since gone on to serve two terms in Afghanistan during some of the most heated parts of the war.
    Falk's job during his term of service was to transport supplies; a task that couldn't be taken lightly.
    While in Afghanistan, Falk asked that a flag be raised on his base in honor of Adams Central Community Schools. Last Friday, Falk brought that flag and a certificate of authenticity to present to the school.

Strickler is top picker

April 16, 2013

     Lucas Strickler, 14, a seventh grader at Wyneken School, was the winner in the Daily Democrat's Bracket Challenge contest.
    His bracket piled up the most points and he correctly predicted that Louisvile would win the NCAA basketball tournament title.
    The son of Jeff and Patty Strickler displays his winning bracket in accompanying photo while receiving his prize, some free bowling at Villa Lanes, from Democrat Sports Editor Dylan Malone. (Staff Photo)

Sculpture Tour gets courthouse use OK

April 16, 2013

    Coni Mayer of the Adams Community Foundation came to the commissioners on Monday with local library director Kelly Ehinger to request the use of the courthouse lawn for the Decatur Sculpture Tour in June.

April 15th

Time to call in the lawyers - Park boards merger talks tabled

April 15, 2013

    Call in the lawyers.
    That was about all on which the Decatur Park Board and the Adams County Park Board could agree during a brief joint meeting on Thursday afternoon.
    The two boards had met independently three days earlier, and each group heard a proposal to incorporate the two bodies into one board that would oversee the city-county parks and recreation department.

 

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