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September 7th, 2011
Having taken the latest step in seeking a grant to rid the city of a hazardous eyesore, Decatur officials are now mostly relegated to a waiting game, hoping to hear good news before the end of the year.
Prior to Tuesday night's city council meeting, the second of two required public hearings was held on the city's bid for a $456,850 grant to take down and clean up the ancient former street department — and onetime city light — building located just west of the city police headquarters.
Prior to conducting regular business, everyone present at the Geneva Town Council meeting on Tuesday sat in silence for a moment to honor and remember Rosie Puterbaugh. Puterbaugh served as the town's deputy clerk-treasurer for many years until her death from heart surgery complications last Friday.
A Decatur man who pleaded guilty to burglary and six counts of theft received a 12-year prison sentence on Friday from Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
Gary R. Williams Jr., 24, pleaded guilty to burglarizing a house in Decatur on April 17, stealing a dirt bike from a Decatur business on April 2 and stealing gasoline from two Decatur stations on April 24 and May 12.
The 2011 campaign of the United Way of Adams County will open with a luncheon next Wednesday, September 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the South Adams Boys' and Girls' Club at Berne.
The program will include the announcement of this year's monetary goal to aid 32 local are area organizations and agencies, plus viewing the campaign's promotional video.
Also scheduled is the recognition of the 32 recipients of United Way funds as well as the United Way board and 2011 campaign team.
Now that the Kekionga Festival and the 175th Anniversary Celebration is over, it's time to think ... why, Callithumpian, of course.
And the first announcement from Decatur's Callithumpian Committee about the city's annual fall festival, which will run from October 20-31, has been issued.
The announcement lists three early deadlines.
Acting on a recommendation from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, area schools are delaying the start of tonight's home football games.
Bellmont High School Athletic Director Dale Manis announced Thursday night that due to the intense heat forecast for this area today, the kickoff for tonight's Bellmont-Columbia City football game at Bob Worthman Stadium has been moved moved back to 7:30.
Villa Lanes bowling alley reopened on Thursday after sitting vacant for some three years.
To mark the occasion, Mayor John Schultz and co-owners Dan Evans and Josh Krueckeberg tried their luck on the newly refinished lanes.
The mayor took two shots resulting in one gutter ball and one strike.
The adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place, is set to open on September 8.
For the first time since the 1990s, the Monroe Town Council will consider raising monthly water rates.
At Thursday's meeting of the council, President Al Lehman said he will propose at the October 6 meeting a small increase, less than $2 more per month for minimal water users, to begin building up a fund to pay for replacing water equipment perhaps eight to 10 years from now.
A grant of $25,000 from an anonymous foundation has been received by the Behavioral Health Center of Adams Memorial Hospital to help provide services to individuals in the Community Corrections program and their families.
“This is a win-win situation for all individuals involved,” said Behavioral Health Center director Dr. John Gibson.
A $125,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) in Adams County by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of the local group's continuing involvement with and support from the U.S. Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.