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April 4th, 2014
Northward, Hanna Nuttman and Waterworks parks, along with the Decatur municipal swimming pool, are targeted for improvements this spring, according to Chris Krull, director of leisure services at the Adams County Parks and Recreation Department. The estimated cost of the improvements was set at $55,000.
A long and distinguished career in law enforcement will formally come to an end June 27, the last day on the job for Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler.
Ketzler, current vice president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, began with the department as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, being appointed by former mayor Fred Isch. Before joining the department, he was a member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.
And then came the rain.
Following several days of sunny skies and warm weather, Adams County residents awoke Thursday to an onslaught of rain that didn’t let up, dumping 1.84 inches of liquid sunshine throughout the area.
The National Weather Service issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Adams and surrounding counties as heavy rain caused minor flooding on highways, underpasses, country roads and farmland running along the banks of creeks and streams.
The Adams County Health Department conducted a mock “medication dispensing exercise” Wednesday morning in the Service Complex. According to Adams County Preparedness Coordinator Brenda Alexander, the mock disaster scenario was utilized to test the viability of a point of distribution, or POD, site for administering medicine on a large-scale basis in the event of a public health emergency.
The Geneva Plan Commission met Tuesday evening to discuss a petition filed on behalf of Red Gold for an variance to the town’s zoning ordinance and approval of a development plan for a major warehouse expansion for the nation’s largest privately held tomato processing company.
INDIANAPOLIS — It never occurred to Michelle Hutker that she might be a Powerball winner.
The Decatur resident, who admits she is not a regular Hoosier Lottery player, struck it big when she won $1 million in the March 19 Powerball drawing. She said she was oblivious to all the speculation in town about who had the winning ticket and, in fact, held her ticket for a week before checking it.
An 11th-hour attempt on the part of a group of Decatur residents to halt the construction of a new police department on 7th Street and to use the area for a new city park was derailed Tuesday afternoon by the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals.
South Adams Schools will make up days missed this past winter due to severe weather by adding 15 minutes to the school day in the morning and another 15 minutes at the end of the day for the remainder of the year, the South Adams Board of Education determined at a special meeting Tuesday night.
In like a lion, out like a lamb may only be semi-accurate for March 2014. Coming on the heels of the coldest, snowiest winter in recent memory, most area residents were looking for a big boost into spring. Mother Nature, it seems, had other plans.
Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, acting as a member of the county’s Judicial Needs Committee, informed his fellow commissioners Monday the six-member committee had met several times over the past two and a half months to nail down the location of the planned jail/superior court building.