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November 23rd, 2012

Questions...and more questions

November 23, 2012

    Questions, questions; everyone has questions. Like, where does all that stuff go? Or, where did all that stuff come from?
    Last week's demolishing of a downtown building stirred considerable interest in these parts. And why not? When was the last time such a large building was demolished in Decatur?
    In Vegas, they do it all the time. But not here.

Council puts time limit on speakers...maybe

November 23, 2012

    A recent diatribe against state and federal governments has led Decatur City Council to establish some guidelines for members of the public who wish to speak at council meetings.
    Some basic restrictions were put in place, but they are restrictions which can be moved aside at the discretion of the person in charge of the meeting.

November 21st

Chinese delegation to visit

November 21, 2012

    A delegation from Decatur's potential sister city in China will be visiting here next Monday and Tuesday.
    The eight men from Jiaojiang will arrive in Decatur late Sunday night and be greeted. They then will be picked up by a local delegation — including Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Mackin — early Monday for a tour of the city, with several scheduled stops.

Jobless rate holds at 6.6

November 21, 2012

    Adams County's unemployment rate remained at a four-year low during October, according to figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The latest state report showed the county with a jobless rate of 6.6 percent for the month, identical to September's reading and down .7 percent from the local unemployment rate in August.

City to set up disaster plan

November 21, 2012

    The names are all too familiar: Katrina, Joplin, Sandy, Henryville in Indiana, among them.
    In the wake of these horrific disasters in recent years, many communities have begun to look ahead, to attempt to make plans for dealing with disasters, either natural or man-made.
    The plan which will be put together for the City of Decatur of Decatur was unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting by Eran Hackman of the Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

November 20th

Special day is declared -- McCormick child who died here sparked state law

November 20, 2012

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz has proclaimed Friday, November 30, as Cora Mae McCormick Day.
    Cora McCormick was a Decatur resident, born November 30, 2009 to Ben and Kristine (Brite) McCormick. She died unexpectedly five days later when she suddenly stopped breathing in her mother’s arms. It was later determined Cora died from an undetected congenital heart defect.

Decatur, Berne city offices slate closings

November 20, 2012

    Decatur City Hall will be closed Thursday through Monday for Thanksgiving.
    There will be no collection of garbage on Thursday, but both the Thursday and regular Friday routes will be run Friday.
    There will be no leaf pickup Thursday. Officials said Friday, November 30, will be the final day for leaf collection here.
    The city's compost site is always open.
    Also:

BHS to present musical on Erekson stage

November 20, 2012

    Bellmont High School will be presenting Elton John's and Tim Rice’s Aida (school edition) on December 1 and 2.
       Aida is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier, a news release said.

November 19th

20 of 25 provisionals rejected

November 19, 2012

    The Adams County Election Board met on Friday to review the provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
    A provisional ballot is cast when there is some question as to the eligibility of the voter, such as not having valid Indiana identification or not showing as a registered voter, according to board Chairman Alan Baumgartner.
    Of the 25 provisional votes reviewed by the board, only five were accepted, with 20 provisional votes rejected.

Cleanup all that remains for sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building

November 19, 2012

    A pile of rubble was all that remained Friday following the demolition of the sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building in downtown Decatur.
    Fleming Excavating spent 12 or so hours of work over a period of two days razing one of the oldest buildings in the city.
    Next up is the cleanup, which is expected to take several days.
    Some traffic restrictions remain in place.
 

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