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June 9th, 2011
It won't be soon and it may not even be this year, but in the not-too-distant future the City of Decatur is going to have something it's never had before: a redevelopment commission.
Decatur City Council started the ball rolling at its meeting Tuesday night and while Mayor John Schultz said "there is no rush," the mayor and council members seemed enthusiastic about beginning the process.
Free annual marionette shows presented at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System were seen by close to 200 people on Monday.
Two presentations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" were given.
The handmade wooden puppets, moved by strings, are from the Stevens Puppets company in Bristol, Indiana, owned since 1993 by Dan Raynor. The Stevens Puppets were created in 1933 and the firm is one of just three marionette troupes at work in the United States.
Operation Cleanup, the program designed to spruce up Decatur for its 175th birthday celebration in August, is building momentum as June and hot weather arrive.
Police officers patrol on bicycles, motorcycles, segways and horses, so why not on a golf cart?
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson suggested the idea to council members at Tuesday's meeting, noting, "I have received a lot of positive feedback from the community." Council members also supported the idea of police officers using a golf cart.
As the work on 13th St. is winding down, other projects are rapidly approaching and, according to what Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council at its meeting Tuesday night, "We're going to be seeing a lot of activity pretty soon."
Right after the Fourth of July, LICA Construction Corp. of Berne and Portland will begin a major milling and resurfacing of US 224 from Front St. (by the Chamber of Commerce office) to the Ohio line. The project is expected to be completed in late August.
Last week, it was the sheriff's department saving Adams County more than $20,000 in mistakenly-double-billed telephone charges.
This week, it's Community Corrections (CC) saving the county between $24,000 and almost $48,000 due to the community service work program.
A pair of cousins and best friends saw their identical 12.491 grade-point averages on Adams Central High School's 12-point scale have them announced on Sunday as co-valedictorians.
Shelby Aschliman and Lena Kaehr also have the same college plans: get accounting degrees and become certified public accountants.
The 2011 AC salutatorian is Mia Engle, with a 12.01 GPA.
A total of 381 Adams County students — 210 at Bellmont, 87 South Adams, 84 at Adams Central — were candidates graduation on Sunday,
All three county high schools held ceremonies at 2 p.m.
Announced as co-valedictorians at Adams Central were cousins and best friends Shelby Aschliman (left) and Lena Kaehr.
Mia Engle was named salutatorian.
It's a long way back from being partially starved to being a well-groomed 850-pound specimen on the verge of greatness.
That, however, is the arc of life so far for a four-year-old Arabian stallion named Merllinn, once owned by Rick Hill of rural Decatur and a victim of neglect on Hill's property west of Decatur.
Leaders of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) have announced the start of the annual Clothe-A-Kid for School project.
The program is for students who will be at least four years old by the start of the 2011-12 school year, who will be in preschool through the eighth grade, and who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at schools.