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April 21st, 2015
When Shrek the Musical opens in the Erekson Theatre at Bellmont High School Friday night, two virtually unseen groups will have a major part in the success of the production.
The set construction crew, under the direction of Rick Smith, has been working since mid-March on the multiple sets needed for the production. Audience members will be transported from a storybook to Shrek’s swamp to Duloc to Fiona’s Tower and finally to the Cathedral with many other stops in between.
Decatur Daily Democrat Associate Editor Jannaya Andrews captured a first-place plaque for excellence in column-writing in this year’s Indiana Associated Press Managing Editor’s competition.
The awards were announced Friday night during a banquet in Indianapolis.
Competing against newspapers with much larger circulations, this is the second consecutive year the Daily Democrat has captured at least one first-place award in the IAPME contest.
Golden Meadows Home, 3646N C.R. 200E rural Decatur, will host its 21st annual auction to benefit the Special Needs Resident Fund beginning at 10 a.m. June 13.
The auction will feature new merchandise, gift certificates from local businesses, items from out-of-town entities — such as professional sport teams, hotels, camp grounds and amusement parks — used merchandise in good condition and a food tent that will feature a tasty luncheon menu.
Bellmont High School will present “Shrek the Musical” Friday and Saturday nights at the Erekson Theatre.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek the Musical” brings all the beloved characters from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
Adams County Director of Forestry Dwight Pierce announced Decatur will join in the celebration of the Arbor Flight 2.0 at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club in Decatur.
Arbor Flight 2.0 is part of the annual Arbor Day celebration during which helicopters transport local dignitaries to sites in Indiana so they may participate in tree planting ceremonies and educational programming.
A bullfrog seems to have befriended a ceramic lizard in the backyard pond of a Decatur home. How long the relationship lasts is anyone’s guess.
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will take part in a community-wide event focusing on world hunger to be held April 24 at South Adams Schools.
SA Superintendent Scott Litwiller announced Ritz’s planned appearance at this week’s school board meeting.
The South Adams Schools student-led organization Dots in Blue Water is organizing the special day, in conjunction with the not-for-profit organization Feed My Starving Children to focus on global hunger.
Ron Platt, a library volunteer and member of the Friends of the Library, is pictured helping a local resident peruse the selection of discounted books currently available at the Adams Public Library System Decatur branch. The book sale has been ongoing since last weekend. On Friday and Saturday patrons can purchase a bag of books for $2.