Archive - News Article
August 5th, 2011
Gov. Mitch Daniels made a brief stop in Decatur on Thursday, with no apparent agenda other than a good tenderloin sandwich and some onion rings.
He found them at the West End Restaurant, taking time between a morning engagement in Fort Wayne and and an afternoon one in Portland to take on some nourishment and to chat with other customers.
"I learn a lot in places like this," Daniels said during a one-on-one interview.
A man accused of pulling off three robberies in Fort Wayne within five hours early Thursday morning was arrested in Decatur around 7 a.m. today by city police and was quickly transferred to the custody of authorities in Allen County.
Police Chief Ken Ketzler said this morning that Christopher Myles was apprehended in an apartment on 17th St. He was taken into custody without any incidents.
Myles will be charged with robberies at the following sites:
Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced that a recent ruling by the State of Indiana has made it possible for up to 8,000 individuals currently without medical insurance to be covered by the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The golf cart is a "go" in Geneva.
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.