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August 26th, 2014

Jefferson St. in Berne to become 1-way

August 26, 2014

    With the approved expansion of a Berne business by city council Monday evening, residents may soon see a new sign on Jefferson Street: One-way.
    Jill Andrews, a representative of Kaup Pharmacy, and Brett Miller of Miller Land Surveying Engineering met with Berne City Council to propose Jefferson Street — between Franklin and Main streets — be made into a one-way northbound thoroughfare to accommodate the pharmacy’s plans to include a drive-thru window at its new location.

Gridiron guys

August 26, 2014

     Fresh off a season-opening victory the previous evening over county rival Adams Central, members of the Bellmont football team were walking the grounds at the Kekionga Festival Saturday morning promoting the team’s fundraiser.

August 25th

City's boil advisory is lifted

August 25, 2014

     A drinking water boil advisory for the city of Decatur was lifted Sunday after two consecutive water samples tested by the state showed no impurities in the city’s drinking water supply.
The city had been under the advisory since late Friday afternoon following a water main break on the city’s south side. Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said the advisory was lifted by 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Kekionga Festival draws large crowds over the weekend

August 25, 2014

     Addelyne Jordan takes aim with a compound bow as part of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s JAKES event Saturday. The outdoor-themed event was part of the annual Decatur Kekionga Festival.
See today's print or online editions to see more photos from the festival.


Kekionga Festival goers get close-up of wildlife

August 25, 2014

     Malakelea Lamons, held by Audrey Lee, makes friends with a goat at the Bellmont FFA petting zoo during Saturday's activities at the Kekionga Festival.

Berne pavilion dedicated Saturday

August 25, 2014

A new pavilion on the grounds of the Meunsterberg Plaza in Berne was dedicated Saturday evening. The pavilion will provide needed restroom facilities to the site, as well as picnic opportunities and a focal point for other gatherings. Following the dedication, the Summit City Barbershop Quartet performed in concert.

August 22nd

Boil advisory in effect after city water main break

August 22, 2014

     Decatur residents are under a drinking water boil advisory until further notice following a rupture in a city water main Thursday afternoon on the city’s south side.
    According to Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, the break was discovered early Thursday afternoon along Winchester Street, near the Reidenbach Equipment business. Repairs were completed by approximately 4 p.m.

Soggy morning commute

August 22, 2014

     Some motorists in Decatur were greeted with water-covered streets early this morning as afternoon and overnight storms dumped 2.53 inches of rain on the area. More rain is forecast for the next several days, threatening to put a damper on some activities associated with Decatur’s annual Kekionga Festival.

Taste of Decatur event held Thursday

August 22, 2014

     The annual Taste of Decatur event was held Thursday evening at Riverside Center as part of the Kekionga Festival. Local eateries, such as the Back 40 Junction, shown in the photo above, offered samples of their specialties to hungry festival-goers.

August 21st

Praise service opens Kekionga Fest

August 21, 2014

     Decatur’s annual Kekionga Festival kicks off in earnest later today, highlighted by the Taste of Decatur event at Riverside Center from 4-8 p.m.
    Taste of Decatur will feature area restaurants serving small portions from their menu, with offerings ranging from 50 cents to $3. The celebration gives attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of the best Decatur restaurants have to offer, from appetizers to entrees, to fast food and desserts.
    Participating restaurants are:

    WATERLOO— Bellmont suffered a tight defeat against NHC foe DeKalb...
   Below are the week two results of the Pigskin Picks Challenge featuring Mike McGill...
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