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July 5th, 2012

Proposed Geneva budget is up a bit

July 5, 2012

    The Geneva Town Council reviewed the proposed 2013 town operating budget of $574,767 at its meeting this week. The proposed budget, prepared by Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren, is $20,980 more than the 2012 budget.
    The budget proposal for 2013 outlines $409,139 of spending from the General Fund and $165,628 from the Motor Vehicle-Highway Fund.
    The budget will be reviewed again next month. A public hearing will be held in September, and the town expects to adopt the budget in October.

July 3rd

Andy Griffith dies at age 86

July 3, 2012

By MARTHA WAGGONER
Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in ‘‘The Andy Griffith Show’’ and the rumpled defense lawyer in ‘‘Matlock,’’ died Tuesday. He was 86.
    Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.

Special preparations for fireworks

July 3, 2012

    With special precautions in place, Decatur's Fourth of July fireworks event — the 20th annual — got a green light this week from Mayor John Schultz.

Berne took less of a hit than Decatur-But got lot more rainfall

July 3, 2012

    The city of Berne largely escaped the brunt of Friday's storm, although another round of thunderstorms late Sunday afternoon dropped .8 of an inch of badly-needed rainfall on the community.
    "We were lucky," said Berne Mayor Bill McKean of the relatively light damage suffered in the city.

City cleanup ‘going well’ - But will be slowed by the holiday

July 3, 2012

    "All in all, I'm very pleased with the cleanup; it's going pretty well," Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning.
    City cleanup crews were "nearly halfway through the first pass (of the city)," he said, noting that once completed, a second pass will be made to pick up smaller debris.
    People are urged to move their storm debris to curbside to facilitate the cleanup.

July 2nd

Cleanup hits high gear

July 2, 2012

     "It's not real terrible now; I'd say comparable to that storm we had three or four years ago," Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at noon Sunday of the ongoing cleanup following a storm which popped up amid high heat and humidity around 3 p.m. Friday, blowing through Decatur and Adams County and creating widespread damage.
    No serious injuries were reported.

Power likely back today; restaurants busy, if open

July 2, 2012

    Indiana &  Michigan Power website this morning showed more than 1,000 Adams County homes remained without electricity.
    The Friday afternoon storm damaged trees and downed power lines as it moved through the area and interrupted electric service for over 118,000 I&M customers in the region. Early today, 48,000 homes in Allen County remained without service. In Wells County, 500 residences were still in the dark and more than 300 Jay County homes were without electrical service.

Two airlifted after buggy hit

July 2, 2012

    A Sunday evening car-buggy mishap on U.S. 27 at 10:38 p.m. just north of the Adams-Jay County line resulted in two occupants of the buggy being airlifted to Parkview Hospital with severe injuries.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported this morning that Richard A. Romine, 32, Portland, was northbound on U.S. 27 when he came upon a northbound Amish buggy operated by Raymond A. Girod, 19, rural Geneva.

June 29th

Storm rips Decatur area

June 29, 2012

A freak thunderstorm packing winds in excess of 65 miles per hour passed through Decatur and Adams County on Friday, leaving a trail of destruction — but no serious injuries initially reported — in its wake.

Records fall; 102 here...and no relief is in sight

June 29, 2012

    Thursday will go down as the hottest day ever for many Indiana locales, and Decatur recorded an official high of 102 degrees.
    The National Weather Service said a large ridge of high pressure brought in the hottest temperatures in nearly 80 years. The mercury hit a record 106 degrees in Fort Wayne and Evansville and 104 degrees in Indianapolis.
    For other cities, it was the hottest it’s been in Indiana since 1988.

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