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September 9th, 2013

Housing Development Planned

September 9, 2013

    It was learned at this week's Decatur City Council meeting that a new housing development is planned for an area at the northern edge of the city.
    Belle Farm Estates, to be developed by Biggs Property Management, will cover some 92 acres in an area near Common Ground Church, which is situated at the corner of Bellmont and Piqua roads, and the Crossing at Bellbrook apartments, also a Biggs development.

Monument fountain having problems

September 9, 2013

  
    The restored fountain at the Peace Monument on the courthouse square was working again late last week, but continues to have problems.
    It had been turned on a couple of days prior to the August 26 rededication ceremony, but was turned off three days later when some lining inside the area to which the water flows came loose (blue lining seen in photo).
    Then, when it was turned on again last week, some leaks were discovered, so it may be off again soon.

Monument fountain having problems

September 9, 2013

  
    The restored fountain at the Peace Monument on the courthouse square was working again late last week, but continues to have problems.
    It had been turned on a couple of days prior to the August 26 rededication ceremony, but was turned off three days later when some lining inside the area to which the water flows came loose (blue lining seen in photo).
    Then, when it was turned on again last week, some leaks were discovered, so it may be off again soon.

September 6th

Today 15th in row with no rain here

September 6, 2013

    Make it 15, an unlucky 15. Today marks the 15th consecutive day Decatur has received no significant rainfall.
    And the National Weather Service gives little hope of that changing in the days ahead.
    Much of Indiana keeps drying out with little rainfall in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press story. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report released Thursday lists much of Indiana’s midsection and parts of its northern counties as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition.

Crone sent to prison

September 6, 2013

    A Decatur man who was the subject of an intensive manhunt earlier this year has sentenced to six years in prison.
    Wade R. Crone, 27, pleaded guilty in two separate cases. In case one he pleaded to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, both class D felonies. In case two, he pleaded to criminal confinement, a class D felony.
    Crone was handed three-year terms for each by Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller, and was ordered to pay $168 in court costs and $472.78 in restitution.

City woman facing multiple charges

September 6, 2013

    Charges levied against a Decatur woman have been announced following her arrest last Saturday after she allegedly struck a pedestrian with her vehicle and then argued with witnesses and Decatur police officers.
    Alicia M. Susnjar, 34, Piedmont Lane, Decatur, remained in custody Thursday under a $50,000 surety bond.

September 5th

Child obesity fight outlined

September 5, 2013

    Nancy Manuel and Deb Mishler of the local Purdue Extension Service updated the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon on the status of their program to address childhood obesity in Adams County. Manuel, the extension service's health and science educator, informed the commissioners that the agency had applied for and received a $20,000 childhood obesity grant through the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative.

United Way kicks off new campaign

September 5, 2013

    The United Way of Adams County held its annual campaign kickoff on Wednesday, presenting two new co-chairs to the board: Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil.
    The event marks the start of the 2013-2014 campaign season and a new and higher goal of $200,002 to be raised.
    The kickoff luncheon honored the 2013 Campaign Pacesetters who raised over $60,000 last year, the agencies, and the campaign team.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Think Callithumpian!

September 5, 2013

    Plans are well under way for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Callithumpian Festival and parade.
    According to a Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, the deadline for any groups or organizations who wish to list events or ads in the Callithumpian brochure is Saturday.
    Forms for various events, parade entries, booths and the House Decorating Contest are available at the Chamber office, 125 E Monroe St., or online at http://www.decaturchamber.org/.
For more information, call the Chamber, 724-2604.

September 4th

City plans Stellar bid

September 4, 2013

     Maybe it's no more than a proverbial pipe dream. Maybe chances aren't much better than hitting it big on a lottery. Maybe.

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