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March 19th, 2015
The Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva will host a special presentation on the peregrine falcon by award-winning 15-year-old birder Alexandra Forsythe from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the site’s Visitor Center.
The peregrine falcon is the world’s fastest animal, with diving speeds reaching more than 200 mph or slightly faster than the race cars of the Indianapolis 500. Peregrine falcons are found throughout much of the world, including in many large urban areas where they hunt pigeons and nest on tall buildings.
“This is the next step we need in our city, and I am 100 percent in favor of it,” Decatur Mayor John Schultz said Tuesday night before city council unanimously approved spending up to $50,000 to have a “downtown plan” prepared.
Sailors’ delight. That was the case Monday evening as the sun went down on Decatur, accompanied by a brilliant light show.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District is ending its Bench for Caps program for now, Director Hank Mayer reported Monday. “The success of the program is such that we have too many pounds of caps for the orders we are receiving and we have no more room to store the caps,” Mayer said.
The Adams County Republican Party, a group that includes every countywide office-holder and the overwhelming majority of elected municipal officials, gathered Monday evening at Adams Memorial Hospital for the party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.
Guest speaker for the event was Fort Wayne radio personality and political analyst Pat Miller. Miller has hosted the Pat Miller Program on radio station WOWO since April 2001.
Unlike 100 years ago, this time around Adams County will be participating in the celebration.
Adams County Historian Louise Wolpert, Decatur Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wes Kuntzman and Berne Chamber Executive Director Melissa Skinner appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning to inform them of activities planned in Adams County in conjunction with the state’s bicentennial, to be celebrated Sept. 30, 2016.
The mercury climbed to nearly 70 degrees Monday and area residents — such as Berne resident Robert Detrow — took advantage of the day to do a little yard work.
Bellmont High School students in the World War II Topics course, led by Bryan Lineberry, are learning more than how to research. They are creating Adams County legacies from fallen local heroes as part of the class’s Gold Star project.
The Decatur Rotary Club’s annual auction was among the more popular attractions at this year’s Spotlight business expo, hosted by the Decatur Chamer of Commerce. Above, Rotarian John August holds a Minnie Mouse doll while soliciting bids.
Decatur Main Street is now accepting nominations for a new name for the “Pocket Park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The public will help decide.
Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733 – attn: Name that park; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at 724-7171. All submitted entries must include your name, address and phone number.