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January 24th, 2011
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.
After a long talk at Tuesday's session of the Adams County commissioners involving the five fire departments in the county, the Emergency Medical Service, and the county highway department, it was decided to announce a decision at next Monday's commissioners' meeting about how to allocate county snowplows to help get fire trucks and ambulances through deep snow.
Decatur Street/Sewer Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert announced at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the City of Decatur has been awarded $261,900 in federal funds as a sign replacement grant.
The actual grant is $291,000, of which the City of Decatur is responsible for 10 percent, or $29,100. Through the funds, most of the signs in the city will be replaced and some added.