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March 8th, 2012
Decatur is going the Global Information System (GIS) route.
City council on Tuesday night unanimously supported Mayor John Schultz's request to hire a summer intern to help the city collect information for the project.
Ethan Snyder, a resident of the Decatur area, currently is a student at Ball State University majoring in Global Information Systems. He will be hired for a two-mont period, at $9 an hour.
By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning’s record-breaking run as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts ended Wednesday, when owner Jim Irsay announced the team would release its best player.
Both men paused frequently, fighting tears and their voices shaking, when they appeared together at a news conference at the Colts’ team complex.
Decatur's police force is now armed ... with Tasers.
Using strictly public donations, the city police department has purchased nine of the devices and they are being carried by the officers. The "road officers" — those who patrol — are carrying the Tasers with their sidearms.
Another Taser is rotated among the shift commanders.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) was scheduled to take bids and then award a contract today for the massive street-sign project in Decatur.
Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night that the project could begin within 45 to 60 days.
All signs in the city will replaced and some permanently removed. Street marker posts will be replaced, but most stop sign posts will not, according to Gilbert.
A Geneva town ordinance prohibiting trucks that are more than 25 feet long or more than 82 inches wide from parking on town streets is beginning to be more strictly enforced. According to Marshall Rob Johnson at Tuesday's town council meeting, this is the result of an increase in complaints. Johnson said the police department has already issued several written warnings.
Once again a group area residents met with the Adams County Commissioners Monday to address concerns regarding the Adams County Animal Shelter.
Joanna Stanley of Decatur said that according to a veterinarian in Berne, whom she declined to name, the animals at the shelter are suffering from upper respiratory infections, which are highly contagious to other animals as well as humans.
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is the newest theme of a police push to crackdown on drunk drivers, it was announced Monday by Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler.
A recent story in the Democrat outlining the selection process for candidates for the District 2 seat on the North Adams school board incorrectly listed the geographic boundaries for the district.
District 2 includes the eastern half of Root Township, east of County Road 000; all of Union Township, and a portion of Washington Township.
An informational meeting on wind turbines will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Center in Decatur. Saturday's printed edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat erroneously listed the date of the meeting as today (Monday).
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Even with controversial right-to-work legislation behind them, a pair of state lawmakers on Saturday learned that local constituents still have plenty on their minds.