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Superintendent, Shaun Roe, was equally upbeat as he said all roads are open, although a north wind was causing some drifting in open areas.
Gilbert said his department, with one employee off work for medical reasons, had eight trucks in operation starting at 3 a.m. and had most of the 55 to 60 miles of streets plowed by about 8 a.m. No problems developed during that time, he added.
Salting will be the next step on the streets, according to Gilbert.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh said Sunday he won’t seek a return trip to the governor’s office in 2012.
“After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012,” Bayh said in a prepared statement.
The 54-year-old Indiana Democrat didn’t run for a third term in the Senate in November. His seat was won by Republican Dan Coats.
The Northeast Indiana Fund has contributed $7,000 to a fund to help the city continue cleanup of the onetime Decatur Casting Co. site, Mayor John Schultz announced at this week's city council meeting.
The city has chipped in $5,000 and contributions also have come from Indiana and Michigan Power, NIPSCO and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin, providing approximately $25,000 in total funds for the task.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Fair will last 17 days for at least the next three years under a vote by the panel that oversees the annual summer event.
The Indiana State Fair Commission on Thursday approved a recommendation to have the fair run 17 days through 2013.
The fair expanded from 12 days to 17 days in 2009. Officials said the longer run would give families a third weekend to visit and create more opportunities for 4-H participants.
A 175th anniversary is, admits Decatur Mayor John Schultz, an in-between event, but, with the city on the verge of its 175th year in 2011, "We need to do something. I don't think there's a right way or a wrong way to celebrate this. It's a moment in history that needs to be addressed."
What that "something" will be was discussed at two public gatherings on Wednesday at Riverside Center and some decisions were made.
(Tim Ehlerding of Decatur has written a novel, “Always a Loser, Forever a Champion,” a story inspired by the 2008 Bellmont High School football team's state championship. “If you read the book, it’s pretty clear who the various characters are,” Ehlerding said. The general story line follows the actual events, “but I took quite a bit of literary license.” Following is the first of five edited installments being published by the Daily Democrat.)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels released more details of his Indiana education agenda Wednesday, but said he’s still working on specifics of some proposals, including using state money to help students attend private schools and giving them college scholarships if they graduate high school a year early.
Approximately six months from now — when the weather is significantly warmer than it is these days — Decatur's Industrial Park III, located off CR 450N, will have its first tenant.
Plans for New Prime, Inc., a division of Prime, Inc, of Springfield, Missouri, to build on the site were unveiled at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City County as the process to provide a tax abatement was launched.
A story that captivated local football fans and high school sports enthusiasts throughout the state has become the inspiration of a book soon to be released nationally.