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March 5th, 2014
The city of Decatur’s twin projects to provide funding for renovation of a building to be used for a new city hall plus the construction of an all-new police station continued moving ahead at city council’s meeting Tuesday night.
Adams County Sanitarian and Environmental Director Terry Smith, along with Health Board Attorney Adam Miller, appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday evening to address lingering concerns associated with the infestation of bed bugs reported at Geneva Shores Apartments by area residents.
Five Bellmont High School seniors kept a tradition alive by walking down U.S. 224 from Decatur to Norwell High School Tuesday in show of support to the BHS basketball team, which opened sectional tournament play. The trek reportedly took four hours and 15 minutes. Driving the escort truck was Jimmy Sheets, while walkers included Tyler Fenwick, Ross Smith, Jordan Corral, Alex Diaz and Connor Martz. The Braves’ tourney trail ended with a 52-27 loss to Columbia City.
“We had the privilege of plowing some more snow yesterday,” Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel quipped when beginning his report to the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting in the Service Complex Monday afternoon.
— Maycie Roop, a first-grader in Linda Wellman’s class at Southeast Elementary School, eats “green eggs and ham” as part of a Read Across America celebration for the birthday of author Dr. Seuss.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silvers, 240 N 13th st. in Decatur, is officially closed.
Monday, passersby could observe the signs coming down and a one line announcement, “closed,” on the display board.
In a refreshing change, the biggest weather story of the weekend seems to be the snow we didn’t receive rather than the heavy accumulation that was predicted.
The National Weather Service had issued a winter weather advisory for northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for Saturday evening through Sunday evening. The storm system was predicted to hit in two rounds, with the first coming Saturday night and the second coming Sunday night, dumping 6-9 inches of fresh snow along with a wintery mix of freezing rain and sleet.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz has announced the Indiana Arts Commission has awarded the city of Decatur and the Decatur Cultural Connection a Vibrant Communities Cultural Planning consultation to explore ways to connect the arts, cultural activities and community events in an effort to make Decatur a better city for residents and visitors.
Cooperation was not exactly the order of the day Saturday morning at the 4-H fairgrounds in Monroe as hundreds of beef and dairy cows were put through their paces. The animals were weighed and tagged as part of the eligibility process for this year’s 4-H program and fair.
Photo by J Swygarat
March may not come in like a lion Saturday everywhere across the nation, but winter will continue to roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people.
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a winter storm watch for Adams and surrounding counties which is in effect from late Saturday night through Monday morning.
According to the NWS, heavy snowfall, with accumulations of between 6-9 inches, is expected during that time frame.