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February 17th, 2014
— A Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Decatur Parks and Rec Department, was held Saturday at the Riverside Center. Couples performed their moves at the 70’s disco- theme event. In the photo above, Vivian Mendez, 8, is pictured with her dad, Alex Garcia, one of many couples to hit the dance floor during the event.
Photos by Ashley Thieme
A tentative contract has been reached between the city of Decatur and the Adams County Regional Sewer District for the treatment of sewage collected by a soon-to-be-constructed rural sewer project.
Two Decatur women — Cindy Wyss and Chris Naatz — were putting their creative talents to good use Thursday afternoon. The employees at Ritter’s Flowers and Gifts in Decatur were hard at work during the store’s busiest time of the year, assembling flower arrangements large and small that were destined to be delivered to someone’s sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said city crews are currently experiencing several frozen service lines to homes throughout the city. A service line, Gilbert explained, is the line from the water main to an individual’s home.
He said the frost line is averaging any where from three to four feet deep in the street or at hard surface area. The city of Decatur recommends homeowners let water run a constant stream for the next several days.
For additional information, call 724 7171.
North Adams Community Schools will say goodbye to several veteran employees who have announced plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.
Neal Rich, principal at Southeast Elementary School, will retire after 39 years of employment with the school district.
Adams County Spelling Bee champion Rachel Ruble, left, and runner-up Hannah Rhoades are pictured above with their certificates and a large chocolate bar after besting eight other contestants in the annual event held Tuesday night at South Adams High School. Finishing third in the bee was Taylor Knaub, a fifth-grader at Adams Central Elementary School.
Photo by J Swygart
Todd Samuelson, a partner with H. J. Umbaugh and Associates, Plymouth, appeared before Adams County Council on Tuesday to discuss funding options for the proposed superior court-county jail project.
Rachel Ruble, an eighth-grader at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, successfully spelled “collage” Tuesday evening at South Adams High School to claim first-place honors in the annual Adams County Middle School Spelling Bee.
Ruble, the daughter of Todd and Lynn Ruble of Decatur, outlasted runner-up Hanna Rhoades, a sixth-grader at South Adams Middle School, to claim the title.
Student lunches at North Adams Community Schools will increase for the 2014-15 school year as the district strives to provide children with healthy meal options. The North Adams board of education met Tuesday evening and discussed what options were available to meet the nutritional needs of students — and at what cost.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched around 5 p.m. Tuesday to the home of Marie Miller, 6025N S.R. 101, in response to a house fire. Thick smoke was pouring from the home when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesman for the department. Crews from Monroe and Preble Fire Departments in Indiana, as well as crews from Wren and Convoy in Ohio, assisted in the blaze, which caused heavy damage to the home, according to the spokesman. No injuries were reported and crews returned to the station around 11 p.m.
Photo by Ashley Thieme