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April 13th, 2015

Tons of fun at the SAFE carnival

April 13, 2015

    Victor and Naomi Byer were among the local youngsters to try different games and activities Saturday morning at Riverside Center during a carnival hosted by the  Supporting All Families Everyday — or SAFE — organization of Adams County. The event, part of Child Abuse Prevention Week, was sponsored by the Adams County Department of Child Services.
 

Bears on stage

April 13, 2015

    The Berenstain Bears made an appearance Sunday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, to the delight of a full-house crowd that included many area youngsters.

 

April 10th

Video of the day: Mixed bag for Tiger Woods in Masters return

April 10, 2015

In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

‘Historic US 27’ endeavor could benefit downtown tourism efforts

April 10, 2015

    Plans to create a business loop to Decatur’s downtown by employing the original U.S. 27 route were unveiled at Tuesday night’s meeting of city council.    
    Decatur Main Street, a group of local volunteers, plans to place “Historic US 27” signage along the original route once authority is granted by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Plans also call for development of a tourism guide to the attraction on both the current route and the former route.

Amish construction dwarfs ‘English’ in 2014, report shows

April 10, 2015

    There were twice as many permits issued for the construction of new homes for Amish families than there were for all other residents of unincorporated areas of Adams County in 2014, the annual report submitted to county commissioners by Building/Zoning and Planning Director Mark Wynn shows.

Time running out to name ‘pocket park’

April 10, 2015

    The Decatur Main Street organization is now accepting nominations for the new name of the “pocket park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
    Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The group wants your suggestions.
    Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733, Attn: Name that park; by email at communitycoordinator@decaturin.org; or by phone at 724-7171.

April 9th

Video of the day: Jack Nicklaus sinks hole-in-one in par-3 contest

April 9, 2015

The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars — some who weren't even golfers.

Redevelopment group to get city TIF funds

April 9, 2015

    Changes in Decatur’s Tax Increment Financing setup have been finalized and, it is hoped, by 2016 will bring some TIF funds to the city’s redevelopment commission.
    The announcement was made at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
    Used as a subsidy for redevelopment, TIF is a method of public financing. Future gains in taxes in a designated area are collected, then used to finance improvements.

Day became night

April 9, 2015

    Dark skies and heavy rain moved into Adams County Wednesday morning, forcing this woman and her young daughter to dodge raindrops on their way to the store. By early afternoon rain clouds had yielded to sunshine and milder temperatures.

 

Decatur plans storm water rate hike

April 9, 2015

    “Nobody likes to raise rates, but we are simply not getting anything done,” and there is much to do, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting, where it was made plain that storm water rates are going to be rising.
    The city’s current rate is $1.80 and has been in place since 2004, he noted, adding that some communities have rates as high as $10 to $15.

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