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January 25th, 2011
After coming up a mere three votes short in the 2007 general election, longtime Berne city council representative and local businessman Bill McKean has once again announced his intention to run for mayor in that city.
A report by and about the Park Center counseling business in Decatur was given at the January meeting of the Adams County Council, since Park Center gets an annual $172,116 subsidy from the county.
Paul Wilson, chief executive officer of Park Center, and Tonya Eiden, the manager of the Decatur office, gave the following figures about the agency's operations here from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010:
• 670 clients seen.
• 6,513 services provided to those clients.
Ideal Suburban Homes and Ideal Realty has been named recipient of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's Large Business of the Year award, while the Small Business of the Year winner is Rebecca Cochran's certified public accounting firm.
Both will be honored at the organization's annual meeting on Thursday, February 3, at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
Reservations for the Chamber event must be made by January 25 by calling the office, 724-2604. Tickets are $25.
Monroe firefighters were been sent to a chimney fire at County Rds. 100 South and 000 around 3:05 p.m. today.
Regional health officials on Thursday received an update on the devastating toxic algae bloom in a nearby Ohio lake and were offered tips on how to handle similar health-related incidents should they occur locally.
Does the City of Decatur need a hired hand to enforce its zoning laws? That question came up at this week's city council meeting and became the subject of a discussion.
Councilman Matt Dyer sparked the question when said the plan commission had talked earlier in the day about getting the city cleaned up for the 175th anniversary celebration in August. The question also was raised, Dyer said, about who would do the enforcing: the plan commission or the city.
Adams Central's and Bluffton's boys' varsity basketball teams will square off in a rematch of their ACAC Tourney thriller around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bluffton gym. Be there!
A pickup truck rollover happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on snow and ice at US 27 and the Adams-Jay county line. Read a sheriff's department report about the wreck in Friday's Daily Democrat.
The Berne Board of Public Works and Safety will meet at 8 a.m. on Friday in City Hall for police, fire, water tower, school speed zone, and other matters.
Those two words, "fiscal restraint," which have become so popular these days weren't spoken at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council, but they certainly could have been.
Meanwhile, it was learned at the same meeting that the city may soon take another step to join the latest trend and go on Facebook.