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February 8th, 2013
Decatur Mayor John Schultz, honored Thursday night with the Chamber of Commerce's annual Stephen Decatur Award, said he sees the honor as "the acknowledgment that there is still much more to do."
The award, first presented in 1988 to Rita Setser, is presented for outstanding service to the community. It is named for naval war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur.
Schultz, who served 16 years as a city councilman, is in his sixth year as mayor.
What started as an investigation by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officers into an illegal turtle selling operation ... yes, turtles .. .turned into a drug arrest for a Monroe resident, according to Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez.
Those interested in attending the upcoming Indiana Hall of Fame banquet when Decatur native David Anspaugh will be honored may still purchase tickets. But banquet organizers say they are selling quickly.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at the Primo Banquet Hall, 2615 National Avenue in Indianapolis.
For a reservation, send $50 per person with name, address (including city, state and ZIP), plus phone number and email, to: One Hall of Fame Court, New Castle, In 47362.
A committee in charged of organizing a celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Peace Monument on the Adams County Courthouse square met on Wednesday. According to Dave Meyer, head of the county's maintenance department, the monument is the first of its kind in the nation.
City personnel from the police department, fire department and street department were attempting this morning to negate a spill of some type of oil laid down through a wide area by an apparent leak from a truck.
The truck reportedly coming to the Bunge North America plant on Decatur's northwest side apparently was leaking the substance from a starting point in Delphos, Ohio, and through Decatur.
One observer described it as a "sticky sort of substance."
Adams Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) to provide free mammograms to low-income women in the community.
Beth A. Knapp, IBCAT executive director, said the mission of her group is to increase awareness and improve access to breast-cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. IBCAT grants are 100 percent funded through the purchase of specialty license plates for breast cancer awareness in Indiana.
The City of Decatur is without a plan commission. But don't fret, one is on the way and no doubt will be in place in a couple of weeks.
The plan commission was dissolved Tuesday and all seven members tendered their resignations. It was a procedure designed to comply with Indiana law.
"It's a very complex situation," Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting. It is, however, being quickly resolved and a new plan commission will soon be in place, albeit with new faces.
In its search for a new superintendent, the North Adams Board of Education has been seeking public input on what the public considers to be important factors in the selection process.
As part of that desire for input, two members of the NA board attended Tuesday night's Decatur City Council to spread the word. Ben Faurote and Stacey Bussel made a 10-minute presentation to council, both underscoring the board's desire for public comment.
St. Joseph Catholic School recently honored Richard Braun of rural Decatur with The Distinguished Graduate Award.
Braun, who graduated from Decatur Catholic High in 1947, said in a news release that there are many memories of the years he spent at St. Joseph. One that stands out is The Sisters of St. Agnes and how in grade school it was their dedication to make students good kids.
Braun is active in his Catholic faith, it was noted in announcing the award.
The clock may be ticking towards a deadline for Adams County officials to make a decision about the future of a new county jail.
During a meeting Saturday morning in Decatur, State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said sentencing reform legislation that could return low-level offenders back to individual counties for incarceration is working its way through the Indiana General Assembly.