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April 8th, 2015

A Stellar Day Decatur one of three finalists for 2015 Stellar Communities grant

April 8, 2015

    The announcement came five days later than originally planned, but Mayor John Schultz’s confidence and optimism proved prophetic: Decatur has been named one of three finalists in its population group seeking up to $4 million in state funding through the Indiana Stellar Communities program.

Extreme heavy trash

April 8, 2015

    It’s heavy trash week in Decatur, and city crews were greeted by some mammouth curbside deposits, such as this one on Northbrook Court. Heavy equipment was needed to clean up the site.


Geneva clerk tenders resignation

April 8, 2015

    In a surprise announcement at Tuesday night’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting, recently appointed Clerk/Treasurer Barry Moore submitted his letter of resignation, effective May 1.

April 7th

Pinwheel ceremony focuses on curbing child abuse in Adams Co.

April 7, 2015

    The Adams County Department of Child Services, along with the county child abuse prevention group Supporting All Families Everyday, kicked off a week of events for Child Abuse Prevention Week by planting a pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn Monday.
    County Prosecuting Attorney Jeremy Brown was a speaker at the ceremony. Brown spoke about the obvious and not so obvious ways children can be abused.

Education, as usual, a topic for legislator

April 7, 2015

    While Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act took top billing at Saturday’s town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Matt Lehman, many of the two dozen local residents in attendance wanted to weigh in on other issues, as well.
    With several educators in the crowd, education funding and priorities was one of the popular topics.

Assassination of Lincoln is program topic

April 7, 2015

    The Heritage Room of the Berne Public Library will host a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at 6:30 p.m. April 16. Paul Fisher, local dentist and historian, will give a Power Point presentation  in the large reading room upstairs at the library.

April 6th

Lehman responds to RFRA criticisms

April 6, 2015

    After a contentious week in the state of Indiana, centered around the state’s new religious freedom law, what type of reception awaited State Rep. Matt Lehman during a Saturday morning town hall meeting in Decatur was uncertain at best.
    But with more than two dozen constituents in attendance, cooler heads prevailed during the hour-long meeting.

Oh Bunny!

April 6, 2015

    Area children were greeted by the Easter Bunny Saturday while waiting for the annual Easter Egg Hunt to begin at the Riverside Center in Decatur. The race was on once the kiddies received the green light — which came a bit earlier than expected after children mistook the announcer’s question, “Are you ready to go?” as the start of the event.

Decatur's Great Egg Hunt

April 6, 2015

     Ben Mills, 6, is all smiles as he scoops up a Snickers bar during Decatur's Great Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.


April 3rd

Stellar Communities grant announcements delayed until next week

April 3, 2015

    The announcement of towns and cities who qualified as finalists in the 2015 Indiana Stellar Communities grant program, scheduled to take place Thursday, failed to materialize and has been rescheduled for next week.
    Decatur Mayor John Schultz received an email Thursday morning from Matt Crouch, project manager for the  Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, announcing the decision to postpone the announcement of finalists.

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