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November 1st, 2011
The annual Callithumpian parade was held under mild October skies Monday evening as characters of every description wound their way through the spectator-lined streets of Decatur for nearly 90 minutes.
The top three floats in the parade, as named by the Callithumpian Committee, were: first place, Decatur Daily Democrat; second, United Steel Workers Local 715; and third, Decatur Veterinary Hospital.
It will cost $852,500.
It will have a classroom, an exhibition area, a wildlife viewing area, a gift shop, restrooms, and an office.
It has been wished for for many years.
That, in a nutshell, describes the 4,000-square-foot visitor center which will rise by next fall beside the Limberlost State Historic Site (LSHS) in Geneva.
Two free programs designed to advise people in Adams County's Community Corrections (CC) system about how to eat healthily and manage their money better will start this month, led by a new staffer in the local Purdue University Extension Service office.
The project was revealed at Monday's meeting of the commissioners by county CC Director Ian Gilbert and Nancy Manuel, who joined the county's Purdue extension staff in September.
The Daily Democrat is continuing to experience problems getting our editions out due to a major breakdown at the newspaper's press plant.
Deliveries of print editions today and Tuesday may be delayed.
We continue to ask your understanding and patience, and thank you in advance for same.
The rain which fell in Decatur this morning is expected to be long gone by tonight, with some rather nice weather predicted for the Callithumpian Parade in Decatur.
The official start time for the annual event is 6:57 p.m.
Last weekend was the busiest time for the Callithumpian Festival, with all events well-attended in good fall weather.
Hundreds of kids and adults attended the Safe Trick-or-Treat event in Safety Park on Saturday, as did Sunday's Trunk-and-Treat event downtown.
Sunday's Callithumpian Canter at Bellmont High School had a record number of five-kilometer runners, 160, and a record number of quilts, 229, were on display in a show at Riverside Center on Saturday.
The second fatal traffic accident in a month in Adams County occurred Saturday afternoon, claiming the life of a rural Monroe man.
The 12:36 p.m. tragedy on County Rd. 000 near CR 200 South caused the death of Andrew J. Hilty, 64, who died at the scene from a broken neck, according to a report from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
Due to a majpr press problem, four pages from Saturday's edtiom were not able to be printed.
They will be printed with Monday;s edition We deeply regret the inconvience and appreciate your understanding.
By DYLAN MALONE
UNION CITY— It was a cold night and a cold start for the Starfires on Friday night as they faced off against the Union City Indians in the semi-final round of sectional 35, but South Adams warmed up quickly in the second quarter to jump ahead and stay ahead for the eventual 40-26 victory.
The win awards the Stars a home game against #6 ranked Sheridan next Friday night in the championship round of sectionals as the Blackhawks defeated Lapel 48-16 in the other semi-final contest.
By JOE SPAULDING
A huge performance by the Bellmont defense, which resulted in eight quarterback sacks and 14 tackles for loss,, plus a new offensive weapon helped key the Bellmont Braves to a second-round, 22-7, IHSAA sectional playoff victory over Yorktown Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium.
"Our defense was outstanding," analyzed Bellmont coach Larry Getts following the smothering show the Braves blanketed the Tigers with.