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June 22nd, 2012

Relay co-chair discovers support ‘pretty amazing’

June 22, 2012

    The daughter of Paul and Kathy Gross, Marykate "Katie" Birch, 38, has been chosen as one of two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee for the 2012 event, slated to start at 12 noon Saturday at Adams Central's football stadium.
    Katie graduated from Bellmont High School and lives south of Decatur with her family: children Isaac, 18; Maverick, 16; and Gabrielle, 11; and her husband, Matt Birch.

Sign of change in city

June 22, 2012

    The $291,100 project to replace most of Decatur's approximate 2,500 street signs is moving along more rapidly than expected, Street/Sewer Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night.
    Michiana Contracting of Plymouth is doing the work, mostly funded through a federal grant, and had already replaced some 500 signs, Gilbert said Tuesday night.

Storm brings .8 rain to a dry Decatur

June 22, 2012

    Decatur received its first significant rainfall of the month on Thursday when an early-evening storm dumped 8-10ths of an inch here, according to officials at the city weather station.
    Only 3-10ths of an inch had been recorded in the first 20 days of the month.
    A high in the 90s was recorded for the fourth day in a row, but highs here are expected to drop back into the 80s today and the 70s by the first of the week.

June 21st

Purdue trustees chief sought out Daniels

June 21, 2012

     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The chairman of Purdue University’s Board of Trustees says he sought out Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to consider becoming the school’s new president after Daniels decided to not seek the Republican presidential nomination.
    Trustees chairman Keith Krach called Daniels a distinguished leader who’ll be world-class ambassador for Purdue around the country and the globe.

Croner leaving Bellmont High

June 21, 2012

By J SWYGART
    Scot Croner, who for the past four years has served as the principal at Bellmont High School, is expected to be approved next week as the Marion (Grant County) Community School district's director of secondary instruction.
    Croner, who has yet to formally submit his resignation from the North Adams Community School district, said earlier this week that he has informed local school officials of his intention to accept the position. The Marion school board meets June 27 to officially approve Croner's hiring.

RV park not good idea on Parkview Dr.

June 21, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    The possibility of a recreational vehicle parking area in Kekionga Park, mentioned in the master plan recently approved by the city park board has sparked opposition from residents of the Parkview Drive area, situated next to the park.
    Sherry Genth, attending Tuesday night's city council meeting, carried a petition with over 100 names opposing an "RV park" in Kekionga. And, she added, residents of the area aren't happy with plans for a possible dog park in Kekionga, either.

Sunday worship service at Relay

June 21, 2012

     Organizers for the Adams County Relay for Life announced there will be a worship service at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the Adams Central football stadium to begin the last day of the event.
    The service will be open to everyone and will be signed by licensed sign language interpreter Julie Jahn. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved inside the school.

June 20th

‘Successful trip in all ways’

June 20, 2012

    The enthusiasm bubbled as Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin discussed at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting their trip to China last week.
    Both men labeled the trip highly successful and at one point Macklin talked about "a definite lead towards cultivating a possible new business" in Decatur.

Fourth show’s still ‘go’

June 20, 2012

    Despite what Fire Chief Les Marckel described as dry conditions as severe as he's ever seen, Decatur's Fourth of July fireworks celebration is still a "go" ... for now.    
    The fireworks are scheduled for two weeks from tonight and no one is ready to cancel yet.
    "Let's hope for some rain between now and then," chief organizer Adam Eguia said at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

Stab victim a woman

June 20, 2012

    Decatur police today released the name of the individual involving in the stabbing incident early Sunday morning in the 200 block of N. 17th Street.
    Police Chief Ken Ketzler said Shelby Affolder, 20, heard a knock on the front door of her apartment and went to answer it around 12:25 a.m. After opening it, a man appeared, stabbed Affolder in the abdomen with a knife and then fled.

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