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June 6th, 2012

Downspout cuts being demanded

June 6, 2012

    Seeking to come into compliance with orders set forth by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), the city of Decatur has informed some downtown businesses and a few residences in other areas that they will have to disconnect their downspouts from the city's sanitary sewer system.
    Approximately 25 businesses and homes have received letters spelling out the needed change, according to Ann Butcher, who heads the city's sewage treatment plant and wastewater department.

County ponders golf cart approval

June 6, 2012

    Adams County resident Brice Hoffman addressed the county commissioners Monday regarding the golf cart ordinance covering their use on county roads.
    The Indiana Legislature passed a bill in 2009 allowing cities and towns to regulate golf carts on their streets, but not allowing golf carts to be used legally on county roads and state highways.

June 5th

Signs project to start soon

June 5, 2012

    A major project is due to begin in Decatur in another week or so: the replacement of some 2,500 street signs.
    Michiana Contracting of Plymouth was awarded the contract with a bid of $16;7,472.63. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) administers the federal grant awarded the City of Decatur for the project.
    Decatur received $261,900 in federal funds, and with the city's $29,100 match, the total grant amounts to $291,100. The grant covers engineering, inspections, and all other aspects.

Standing ovation for Austin Miller

June 5, 2012

    Austin Miller received a standing ovation as he walked across the stage at South Adams on Sunday to receive his high school diploma.
    Miller has overcome numerous health issues, including a recent kidney transplant, to be able to walk across the stage at his graduation ceremony on Sunday.
    His name is read by Principal Trent Lehman in accompanying photo.
    South Adams, Adams Central and Bellmont high schools all held graduation ceremonies on Sunday.
 

County eyes recouping road damage repair costs

June 5, 2012

    Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel proposed the possibility of charging excavators and operators of heavy equipment using county roads to be charged for any damages caused by the loading and unloading of their machinery.
    Mitchel told Adams County Commissioners Monday that without laying down something to protect the road, such as tires or plywood, when machinery that run on steel tracks are unloaded, then turned in the road, it causes damage that the county must then repair.

June 4th

Local schools hold graduation ceremonies

June 4, 2012

    It was a picture perfect day, with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, as Adams County's three high schools passed out diplomas to around 350 students on Sunday — Graduation Day!
    Smiles were everywhere and the cheers and whistles were plentiful, too, as three gymnasiums held spectators wishing to offer congratulations to their favorite students.
    All three held ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m.

Farmers Market reopens here on Thursday

June 4, 2012

    The Decatur Farmers Market will begin its fourth season next Thursday and for the second year in a row will be located at Riverside Center, where ample parking is available for vendors, Chamber of Commerce officials have announced. 
    The hours will remain the same as last year, with the market opening at 3:30 p.m. and continuing until 6:30.
    Participants provide their own tables and covering, if desired, and there is no fee for vendors.

Parks, economic developments said linked

June 4, 2012

    Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Steve Krull recently presented a five-year master plan for the city and county park systems to Adams County Council.
    In his report, Krull stated that the process has been over a year in the making and was a joint effort between the city and county park departments.

June 3rd

Braves win Regional

June 3, 2012

    Ben Baker had struggled with the bat all day, but it was the Bellmont senior catcher who singled in the winning run in the last of the fifth inning Saturday night that sent the Braves to a 5-4 victory over Hamilton Heights and a 3A Regional championship before a large crowd on the BHS diamond.

June 1st

Man in court here has 30 felonies

June 1, 2012

    A Farmland, Indiana, man who was recently sentenced in Adams County Circuit Court to 15 years in an Indiana prison has a long criminal history, according to Adams County Prosecutor Christopher E. Harvey.
    On May 25, Roy V. Wells, 64, pleaded guilty in Adams Circuit Court to burglary.
    According to court information, on May 20, 2011, a rural Adams County family returned home to discover someone had broken into their home and two large containers of coins were missing.

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