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September 6th, 2012
The annual Berne Heritage Festival will be held at Swiss Heritage Village and Museum this Saturday from 9 a.m-5 p.m.
The event will feature children’s games, senior activities, and visitors may be invited to spin wool, churn butter, or shell corn with a hand crank sheller.
Parks & recreation department soccer begins Saturday, which means entry to both Bellmont High School and Worthman Field will be altered each Satuday through October 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The driveway to Bellmont High School off of US 224 will be closed; people are asked to use the entrance by the administrative building or the Middle School entrance on East Monroe St.
Worthman Field entrances will be one-way off Adams Street, with the only way to exit through the back gate.
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.