Archive - News Article
August 23rd, 2013
Decatur Mayor John Schultz will miss Saturday's Kekionga Festival activities due to some minor surgery he was scheduled to undergo today, a medical issue which cropped up suddenly.
Third District Councilman Bill Crone will take over for Schultz in the Mayor's Challenge, which has been shifted to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Center, Crone will be pitted against Berne's Bill McKean.
Mayor Pro Tem and Fourth District Councilman Ken Meyer will represent the city at the monument event.
Special accommodations are being made for World War II and Korean War veterans planning to attend Saturday's rededication of the Peace Monument.
The event is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. and Third St. will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dave Meyer, a member of the Peace Monument restoration committee, said WW II and Korean War vets should park in the superior court lot off Third St. (across Third St. from the courthouse) or the Service Complex parking lot.
Fill up with food and then take a wagon ride around downtown Decatur — it can be done this afternoon and evening as part of the Festival of the Kekionga.
Taste of Decatur will open at Riverside Center at 4 p.m. and continue until 8. Also starting at 4 at Riverside will be wagon tours of the downtown area.
Local historian Max Miller will point out various historical spots during the tour, which will wind up at Riverside Center.
A truck apparently turning into Industrial Park 1 from E. Monroe St. late Wednesday morning knocked down an Indiana & Michigan (or American Electric Power) pole, causing a major power outage on Decatur's west side.
Traffic lights at several intersections on 13th St. were rendered unworkable, bringing out city police to direct traffic. The city street department rushed stop signs to the major highway.
The Great Ugly Wall of Decatur looks like it will be getting a major facelift before winter sets in, and city council on Tuesday night took a major step toward securing a new — and much improved – city hall building.
Preliminary financing has been secured for a rural sewer project designed to serve approximately 265 Adams County households.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors, with four members present, met in special session Tuesday morning to entertain quotes submitted for Bond Anticipation Notes for the estimated $4.5 million project to install the county's first-ever rural sewer in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
A onetime bank building has become money in the bank for the City of Decatur as it moves toward gaining a vastly larger and improved city hall building.
Given four different plans for renovating the onetime First State Bank building downtown, council and Mayor John Schultz were in agreement on Tuesday night that option No. 4, with modifications, was the way they wanted to go.
The monthly jobless report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed unemployment in Adams County declined by .2 percent during July from the previous month.