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July 15th, 2014
Four Decatur teenagers reported missing since Saturday were apprehended late Monday night in Cook County, Ga. One of the teens is facing unspecified felony charges and all four are currently in custody at the Cook County jail.
Will Fisher, 5, and his grandmother, Kate Rash, took advantage of a perfect summer Monday afternoon and rode their bikes along the River Greenway Trail in Decatur. The trail, which was busy Monday, could see less use later this week as temperatures are forecast to drop to unseasonal levels.
John Mann and Dixie Mann, joined by Judy and Doug Milligan, were among the diners Saturday evening on the covered bridge near Ceylon. The second-ever “Dinner on the Bridge” was a fundraiser for restoration efforts at the historic structure which spans the Wabash River.
Members of the Geneva Town Council heard a presentation surrounding the specifics of the process involved in establishing a tax increment finance district at their regular monthly meeting last week.
TIF districts are currently a popular tool used by local governmental entities to capture assessed value and new property taxes from new development in a designated area.
The Adams County Council approved the transfer of $25,000 in additional appropriations into the supplemental public defender fund to cover expenses incurred by hiring outside attorneys to handle the caseload of indigent defendants of appointed Pauper Counsel Joe Johnson III.
Johnson has been suspended from the position by the Adams County Public Defender Board following the filing of criminal charges against him by a special prosecutor.
Adams County Council President Randy Colclasure on Tuesday said what County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman was hesitant to disclose one day earlier about the latest plans for a new county jail.
Cannons at Decatur’s Legon Park, which only recently were restored and refurbished by the local Legion post, were vandalized by spray paint late Wednesday or early Friday. Buildings at the park were also vandalized. Anyone with information may contact local law enforcement agencies.
The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education on Tuesday set book fees for the upcoming school year.
Book rental fees for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be as follows:
• Kindergarten — $65.22
• First grade — $120.90
• Second grade — $126.03
• Third grade — $87.29
• Fourth grade — $77.47
• Fifth grade — $64.58
Paul Zurcher’s quiet lunch was rudely interrupted Wednesday.
Well, maybe not so rudely.
The longtime Monroe businessman and philanthropist thought he was going to lunch with a longtime friend. What he didn’t know was that, awaiting his arrival in a side room at the Back 40 Restaurant, was a host of family and friends — all of whom had gathered to help Zurcher celebrate his 90th birthday.
And a special guest, bearing a special gift, was also in their midst.
The city of Decatur took another step in its bid to obtain a multimillion dollar Stellar Communities Grant as the city played host to a group of Stellar representatives Tuesday.
“I really think that our presentation yesterday (Tuesday) went very well,” said Decatur Mayor John Schultz. “After the presentation was over, I looked back at what we should have done differently or what we should have included or excluded and honestly, I don’t think I would have changed a thing.”