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August 4th, 2011

Villa Lanes will reopen

August 4, 2011

    Just like automatic ball-return, bowling is back in Decatur.
    As Mike Miller says, "Villa Lanes is bowling in Decatur."
    Miller, who was born in 1960, the same year that Villa Lanes was opened by Dick Mies and wife Gwen, is the manager of the revived and redone Villa Lanes on US 224 West and its adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place.

Brothers help others through lemonade sales

August 4, 2011

    Jon and Ike Ruble of rural Decatur, sons of Joe and Becky Ruble, manned a lemonade stand on Wednesday at the corner of 5th and Jackson Sts. in Decatur.
    The boys sold lemonade last year and earned $110. That money, along with the proceeds from this year's sale, will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Adams County.

Habitat work will begin Saturday

August 4, 2011

    Officials of Habitat for Humanity of Adams County have announced that the first work day for volunteers at the next Habitat house project, in Geneva, will be held this Saturday.
    The site is located at Washington and Pyle Sts., two blocks north of the downtown fire station and one block from US 27.
    The work day will start at 8 a.m. and lunch will be provided by the Habitat organization.
    The parents and two sons who will live in home will also help build it.

August 3rd

Fire hits building at EPC

August 3, 2011

    A fire that started in a building separate from the main structure on the Elkhart Products Corp. site in Geneva caused considerable damage inside that building late Tuesday night and reportedly caused minor hand burns to one employee.

Morning storm brings .39 rain

August 3, 2011

    An early-morning storm today brought Decatur its biggest rainfall in weeks: .39 of an inch.
    That certainly isn't a lot, but it's the most rain to fall here since .34 of an inch on July 19. The city has now received .96 of an inch of rain since June 24, according to city weather station records.
    The storm, packing lots of lightning and thunder, moved into the city around 3:30 a.m.

New police golf cart on duty in Geneva

August 3, 2011

    The golf cart is a "go" in Geneva.

August 2nd

Don’t burn outdoors, chief urges

August 2, 2011

    Due to the dry conditions evident in much of Adams County, Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel is urging the public to use common sense by not burning anything outdoors.
    The county does not have a no-burning order in effect, Marckel said, but everyone should avoid starting outside fires at this time.

Sheriff given the okay to hire a new deputy

August 2, 2011

    Due to the retirement on July 31 of Terry Nevil, who served as a deputy sheriff for some 32 years, and pending surgery for another deputy, Jody Mawhorr, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg on Monday received permission from the Adams County Commissioners to hire a full-time deputy.

Tickets for ‘Cuties’ at the Chamber

August 2, 2011

    Tickets for the play "Cuties of Decatur," which will have four performances during the 175th anniversary celebration of the City of Decatur this month, are available through the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Monroe St.
    Tickets are $8 for the shows at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17; 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, in the cafetorium of Bellmont Middle School.

August 1st

One time: It’s brought lasting fame to Hisner

August 1, 2011

    (Editor's Note: The following story is used with the permission of the Indianapolis Star. Harley Parnell Hisner, father of Bellmont teacher/coach Randy Hisner, was born near Maples in Allen County. He currently resides on the outskirts of Monroeville; his wife, Anna, is at The Village of Heritage at Monroeville.)

    Harley Hisner wonders how they find him.

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