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August 28th, 2014
A large crane blocked a portion of 2nd Street in downtown Decatur Wednesday morning as air conditioning units were lifted off the former bank building that will — in the near future — serve as the new home for Decatur City Hall. According to City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, the units were removed to allow crews to do roof repairs and will be reinstalled at a later date.
Fred Edgell will claim the honor of being the oldest Veteran to go to Washington, D.C., on Honor Flight No. 14 of Northeast Indiana when the group departs Oct. 1. Edgell is a World War II veteran and a resident at Adams Heritage Nursing Facility in Monroeville. He will celebrate his 99th birthday Sept. 17.
Egdell will be accompanied by his guardian, Chris Mowery, a physical therapy assistant employed by Adams Health Network.
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A discussion that spanned three city council meetings during the past six weeks regarding a garage sale ordinance designed to regulate the duration and number of rummage sales in Berne has finally come to an end.
Work on the new Decatur Police Department building continued to progress as Ed Spangler of Piqua Repairs used a crane to set the roof rafters in place earlier this week.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to officially ask them to consider locating the planned new superior court complex on 1st Street — at the site where the adandoned Schaeffer building currently sits — rather than a location on 3rd Street, where demolishing the Collier Insurance Building and a private residence to accommodate the construction would be required to complete the construction.
With the approved expansion of a Berne business by city council Monday evening, residents may soon see a new sign on Jefferson Street: One-way.
Jill Andrews, a representative of Kaup Pharmacy, and Brett Miller of Miller Land Surveying Engineering met with Berne City Council to propose Jefferson Street — between Franklin and Main streets — be made into a one-way northbound thoroughfare to accommodate the pharmacy’s plans to include a drive-thru window at its new location.
Fresh off a season-opening victory the previous evening over county rival Adams Central, members of the Bellmont football team were walking the grounds at the Kekionga Festival Saturday morning promoting the team’s fundraiser.
A drinking water boil advisory for the city of Decatur was lifted Sunday after two consecutive water samples tested by the state showed no impurities in the city’s drinking water supply.
The city had been under the advisory since late Friday afternoon following a water main break on the city’s south side. Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said the advisory was lifted by 9:20 a.m. Sunday.
Addelyne Jordan takes aim with a compound bow as part of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s JAKES event Saturday. The outdoor-themed event was part of the annual Decatur Kekionga Festival.
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Malakelea Lamons, held by Audrey Lee, makes friends with a goat at the Bellmont FFA petting zoo during Saturday's activities at the Kekionga Festival.