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October 6th, 2011
Decatur's 175th anniversary celebration has come and gone, but the city's Operation Cleanup is continuing, Board of Works and Safety member Bill Karbach told city council on Tuesday night.
Karbach, who headed up the months-long program to get the city spruced up for the celebration, said the effort is continuing, although headed in another direction.
"Now we're working with businesses that are violating our ordinances; it's more of a code enforcement thing now," he pointed out.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general election is next Tuesday, October 11.
Reinhart said people may register to vote online by going to www.in.gov/sos/elections and clicking on "Register to Vote Online" on the right side of the page.
Eligible people also may register at offices of the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles or at the clerk's office in the courthouse in downtown Decatur.
A prison sentence of two years and 325 days was handed down in Adams Superior Court on Tuesday to Marlinda D. Moore, 49, Berne.
Moore pleaded guilty to domestic battery, battery, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief. The new charges also violated the probations she is serving for convictions of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
A city crackdown is coming for a group of Yost Woods residents who aren't paying their sewage bills.
Mayor John Schultz raised the issue at Tuesday night's city council meeting, noting that the situation is unique in that the city has no direct recourse if a resident of that area does not pay his/her bill.
It doesn't have a name as yet, such as Save The Depot, but a fund will be set up by the Adams County Community Foundation to which people, businesses, groups, etc. may donate in order to preserve — and put to use — the 99-year-old structure off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
Mayor John Schultz unveiled the plan at Tuesday night's city council meeting, with the notation, "We are asking for donations."
The Callithumpian Committee has announced that the grand marshall for the 2011 Callithumpian Parade will be Eric Mann, a longtime reporter and photographer at the Decatur Daily Democrat who is retiring this year.
Mann, who will turn 62 five days before the October 31 parade, will step down on December 31.
The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, the final event of the annual Callithumpian celebration.
A 12-member jury in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton found a Bluffton man, Tyler White, guilty of murder on Monday for the shooting death of his estranged wife, Amy Meyer White, a former Berne resident, last October.
"We finally got what we wanted. We wanted the truth to be told and I think that's what we got," said grieving, but relieved Mike Meyer of Berne, the father of the victim, according to this morning's edition of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
A two-vehicle accident at 6:50 p.m. Monday injured three occupants of a SUV and closed traffic on U.S. 27 in Geneva for over an hour, according to a report this morning from the Geneva Police Department.
Ron Storey, publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat, said this morning that tickets are still available for the Taste of Home Cooking School to be held Wednesday in Erekson Theatre at Bellmont High School.
Tickets. priced at $9, may be purchased at the Democrat office until 4:30 Wednesday and at the door from 4:45 pm until the 6:30 start of the show.
All attendees will receive a free goodie bag with items from local and national sponsors, along with a free one-year subscription to Taste of Home magazine.
Seniors Katlyn Cook and Zach Wetsel were crowned Bellmont's 2011 Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at halftime of Friday's football game.
Katlyn is the daughter of Mark and Leslie Cook; Zach is the son of Todd and Rhonda Wetsel.
At South Adams, seniors Trevor Hunt and Arie Teeter were crowned Homecoming king and queen on Friday at South Adams High School, where the Starfires celebrated with a 21-7 upset of Garrett.