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April 2nd, 2014
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.
It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Gideon Hower, 3, of Monroe, as he begins his ascent of the rock climb at Legion Park Monday afternoon. The city's parks were a buzz of activity as sunshine and temperatures which reached 64 degrees made for a pleasant day outdoors.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Spring break ended abruptly for members of the Bellmont track team Monday as it was back to training in a big way. The student-athletes were forced to scale the large hill — used for sledding in the winter — as part of their conditioning.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
When it was announced March 19 the city of Decatur was was one of six finalists for a Stellar Communities grant which, if awarded, would pump millions of dollars into local community improvement projects, the excitement in the air was palpable.
Staff photographer Mike Lamm and I arrived in Delphi Wednesday about 45 minutes early for our scheduled meeting with Mayor Randy Strasser. It was by design, as we had left ourselves a little extra time to absorb the “flavor” of the small city before meeting with its chief executive to discuss his experience in landing a Stellar Communities grant.
A beautiful Sunday afternoon led to a case of "Spring Fever" for many area residents. Families were seen walking, riding bikes and strolling with their pets. Pictured riding down Briarwood Trail in Decatur is Dreyton Achleman, leading the way for his mother Crystal and little brother Tylor.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
The Decatur Daily Democrat captured five awards in the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors’ 2014 news and photo competition.
The results of the contest, which recognizes outstanding newspaper writing and photography by member news organizations during 2013, were announced Thursday.
Daily Democrat staff reporter Mike Lamm won first place in the general interest column-writing competition. Entrants were asked to submit three opinion pieces and were judged on the total body of their work.