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February 22nd, 2012

City has plan to cut engineering fees

February 22, 2012

    Faced with an unfunded mandate to spend anywhere from between $1 million and $2 million to remove additional storm water from its sanitary sewers, Decatur officials have come up with a plan to comply while reducing its total outlay: Do a great deal of the work "in house."

City is looking to hire its 1st civil engineer

February 22, 2012

    Some major changes have been made during the first four years of the Schultz Administration, and it looks like another one may be on the way early in this fifth year: The hiring of a full-time civil engineer.
    City council on Tuesday night unanimously gave Mayor John Schultz the go-ahead to advertise for someone to fill what would be a new position in city government.

Mayor passes plenty of praise

February 22, 2012

    With a mere 52 days under his belt as mayor of Berne, Bill McKean was hard-pressed to tout any accomplishments of his fledgling administration on Tuesday as he delivered his first State of the City address.
    Instead, McKean used the platform to sing the praises of city employees, fellow elected officials and even his predecessor for their roles in helping the community move forward as he spoke during a noon luncheon hosted by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.

February 21st

Bridge restoration continues

February 21, 2012

    With supports now in place, Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery, Ohio, has begun the process of removing the remaining sections of the Ceylon Covered Bridge to dry land to continue work on the restoration project.
    Cranes will be brought in this week to remove the sections to dry land to continue the restoration of the historical bridge.
 

New traffic lights in town

February 21, 2012

    The Hoosier CO Inc. of Indianapolis has torn up curbs on Monroe St. intersections at four locations in Decatur prior to replacing overhead traffic lights, an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project.
    The lights at First, Second, Third and Fifth will be replaced, improving traffic flow, INDOT officials have told city officials.
    The curbs are being torn up in order to put down new electrical equipment used by the lilghts.

Indiana lawmaker opposes honor for Girl Scouts

February 21, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawmaker has sent a letter to fellow Republican members of the Indiana House saying he will not support a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts because he believes it is a ‘‘radicalized organization’’ that supports abortion and promotes homosexuality.

February 20th

Hall of fame adds two BHS coaches

February 20, 2012

    GREENWOOD — Even as he was getting ready for his well-deserved Hall of Fame induction as one of the greatest coaches in the history of Indiana high school wrestling, Bellmont Coach Brent Faurote only wanted to talk about his three wrestlers who placed Saturday night at the IHSAA State Finals.
    With the dedicated Faurote, already in the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Asslociation (IHSWCA) hall as a wrestler, it's always about his kids, the ones who are ready to run through walls for him.

Local Safety Park is awarded grant

February 20, 2012

    Safety Park in Decatur recently received a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation, allowing for the purchase of over 500 certificates to present local students after they have passed the safety presentation offered through the park.
    Janet Torson reported that Safety Park officials are grateful for the support from the foundation, for this as well as other grant opportunities. 

Wind tower test has its supporters

February 20, 2012

    Supporters of the meteorological tower that has now been given the green light by the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning spoke publicly for the first time Thursday evening.
    Prior to Thursday's meeting, only those opposing the tower have  voiced their opinions to officials, giving some people the impression that there were no supporters whatsoever.

February 17th

Police check out hoax call

February 17, 2012

    The dispatch center at the Adams County Jail got a cell phone call early Friday afternoon from a man who said he was blindfolded in a van traveling north on US 27 toward Decatur and he was going to be forced to rob a bank.
    The sheriff's department, Decatur police and the Indiana State Police all swung into action. It was thought that the van had stopped in the Decatur Plaza at N. Second St. and Winchester Road, but police were unable to find it.

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