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September 5th, 2012
It's likely to be April of next year when work begins on demolishing the former city garage, an obviously elated Decatur Mayor John Schultz pointed out at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
It was announced last Friday that the city was awarded a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to raze the 116-year-old structure which sits between the police station and city swimming pool.
The city will pay 20 percent of the estimated $500,000 demolition project cost, or approximately $103,000.
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson reported during the town's council meeting on Tuesday that there has been an increase in the number of calls to the police regarding items being stolen out of vehicles.
Johnson said, "We encourage people to keep their car doors locked" to avoid becoming a victim of this increasingly popular crime. He also said to make sure to report any theft to the Geneva Police Department as soon as possible because, "We will go out of our way to check it out."
A Geneva man, Harold J. Bailey, 50, died at 10:37 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, as a result of injuries he suffered during a 1:51 p.m. accident on July 13 in Wells County.
The Wells County Sheriff's Department said Bailey was eastbound in the 4900 east block of S.R. 124 when a 2004 Chevrolet truck driven by Jennifer R. Owens, 29, Arcanum, Ohio, allegedly crossed the center line and collided with the Bailey vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to spin off the road and they ended up in a nearby yard.
Leader of the Veteran's Gift Card Project, and Pastor of Redkey and Dunkirk Mt. Tabor United Methodist churches, Randy "McRandy" Davis began his campaign to give $5 McDonald's gift cards to veterans in 2011 after taking a friend who had been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gerig's disease, to the Marion VA hospital.
The city of Decatur has been awarded a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to help pay for the cost of demolishing a former street department building that has been deemed a public hazard and an eyesore.
The grant, announced Friday by Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, was made available through the Indiana Community Focus Fund and is administered through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Decatur was one of 38 Hoosier communities to share in CFF grants totaling $16,248,626.
Adams Central High School is holding Homecoming activities this week, culminating with the crowning of the king and queen Friday night.
Following is the schedule:
Today, Powder Puff football, 7 p.m. Farmer Olympics will take place between games.
Wednesday, Sledgehammer volleyball, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Homecoming crowning, 6:30 p.m. Student dance to follow football game.
The second annual Brittany Raymond Arnold Memorial Softball Tournament was held at Hanna Nuttman Park recently, as hundreds of family and friends turned out to honor a woman who lost her life on September 12, 2010.
A scholarship fund has been established in Brittany's memory for a non-traditional student, which was Brittany's status on the day when the vehicle she was driving unexpectedly left the roadway as she was texting.
City offices in Decatur and Berne will be closed next Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Trash collections in both communities will be suspended for the day, with the pickups to be made on Tuesday with the regular run.
County offices in the Service Complex and courthouse also will be closed.
Decatur's compost site will be open Monday and mulch is available, officials said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Remnants of Hurricane Isaac will swoop into Indiana from the west and drop as much as 7 inches of rain over five days, providing much-needed relief from the drought in some areas, forecasters said Thursday.
National Weather Service experts told emergency management officials that the storm’s greatest threat could be small tornadoes. The weather service also said flooding was possible but not certain.
Mailing checks to pay for work done in Adams County will soon come to an end, according to auditor Bill Borne.
Borne told Adams County Commissioners this week that the county will soon begin paying vendors electronically to save money on man hours, materials and postage.
Vendors will soon be asked to provide the county with their bank information for to allow for electronic payments. Once a claim has been sent to the county and processed, the funds will then be transferred to the vendor's account.