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November 3rd, 2011

City cleanup will continue

November 3, 2011

    While hearing a complaint from a citizen about one phase of Decatur's Operation Cleanup, Mayor John Schultz strongly vowed at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the program will continue.
    Dennis Huffman of Decatur lodged the complaint, apparently after a vehicle he owns was "tagged" by the city. Huffman said his vehicle was operable and should not have received the tag, and that the crew in charge of the cleanup was tagging vehicles in business lots.

Local man given four-year prison term

November 3, 2011

    A Decatur man has been sentenced to four years in prison by Adams Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller.
    Todd A. Hullinger, 43, rural Decatur, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to intimidation of his wife. That case also violated his probation and he further broke probation by drinking alcohol, being a bar, missing counseling sessions, and missing a probation meeting, the court said.

November 2nd

Convenience store here robbed today

November 2, 2011

    Decatur police are continuing their investigation into a robbery that took place at a local business at 3:40 a.m. today.
    Police said a male entered the Village Deli at 927 S. 13th Street, Decatur, and demanded money. The man showed no weapon, but indicated to the store clerk that he was carrying one.

Leaf collection in full swing

November 2, 2011

    Leaf collection is in full swing in Decatur.
    Leaves should be raked to curbside for collection. City officials said yard waste collection will end next Friday; after that date anyone with yard waste can place those items in the leaf piles or drop them off at the compost site behind the Riverside Center.
    When setting out brush for collection, residents are asked to have those items in a separate pile away from the leaf piles.

City is creating a TIF District

November 2, 2011

    The process of developing what is described as a powerful economic development tool continued moving toward reality on Tuesday night, getting a green light from Decatur City Council.
    The tool is what is known as a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which was sought by the city's new redevelopment commission.

November 1st

Big crowd for a big night

November 1, 2011

    The annual Callithumpian parade was held under mild October skies Monday evening as characters of every description wound their way through the spectator-lined streets of Decatur for nearly 90 minutes.
    The top three floats in the parade, as named by the Callithumpian Committee, were: first place, Decatur Daily Democrat; second, United Steel Workers Local 715; and third, Decatur Veterinary Hospital.

Ground is broken for visitors’ center

November 1, 2011

    It will cost $852,500.
    It will have a classroom, an exhibition area, a wildlife viewing area, a gift shop, restrooms, and an office.
    It has been wished for for many years.
    That, in a nutshell, describes the 4,000-square-foot visitor center which will rise by next fall beside the Limberlost State Historic Site (LSHS) in Geneva.

Project to aid those in CC

November 1, 2011

    Two free programs designed to advise people in Adams County's Community Corrections (CC) system about how to eat healthily and manage their money better will start this month, led by a new staffer in the local Purdue University Extension Service office.
    The project was revealed at Monday's meeting of the commissioners by county CC Director Ian Gilbert and Nancy Manuel, who joined the county's Purdue extension staff in September.

October 31st

Print editions may be delayed

October 31, 2011

    The Daily Democrat is continuing to experience problems getting our editions out due to a major breakdown at the newspaper's press plant.
    Deliveries of print editions today and Tuesday may be delayed.
    We continue to ask your understanding and patience, and thank you in advance for same.

Dry night seen for parade

October 31, 2011

    The rain which fell in Decatur this morning is expected to be long gone by tonight, with some rather nice weather predicted for the Callithumpian Parade in Decatur.
    The official start time for the annual event is 6:57 p.m.

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