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November 20th, 2013
The Decatur Police Department is warning area residents and businesses of a scam involving a person who claims to be a police officer demanding money, claiming an arrest warrant will be issued on individuals who do not cooperate, according to Police Chief Ken Ketzler.
What do you do when a firefighter comes to your door and says you have to evacuate due to a natural gas leak. You leave, of course, just as probably a couple of hundred or more of us on Master Drive, Mix Avenue and Lewis Drive did Monday night.
“You can take your pets, too, if you’d like,” the firefighter said.
What has been rumored for several weeks came to light as fact at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting: American Electric Power has purchased the vast majority of the Decatur Plaza Shopping Center at the north edge of Decatur and will construct a substation to mainly service nearby Bunge North America.
Crews from Arnold Construction are hard at work this week installing a new brick wall at the intersection of Monroe and 2nd streets. Work started a few weeks ago and brick-laying started last week. The brick work is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. The Arnold firm also did the work on the recently-completed Monroe fire station.
A gas line that was ruptured by utility crews Monday evening in Decatur forced dozens of north-side residents from their homes for more than five hours.
The Phase III expansion of the Decatur Industrial Park has received an exclusive endorsement to help promote the benefits of locating in the park, Adams County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Larry Macklin informed county commissioners Monday afternoon at their regular weekly meeting.
During an October meeting of public officials scheduled by Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg to discuss jail overcrowding issues, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman and Councilors Eric Orr and Stan Stoppenhagen discussed possible options which might be available in addressing the recently escalating problem.
Adams County and most of the immediate surrounding area was spared the wrath of severe weather which passed through much of the Midwest on Sunday.
There were no reports of injury or serious damage in the county, with law enforcement officials reporting minor instances of downed limbs and blowing debris.
The severe weather siren went off in Decatur at 4:39 p.m., but stopped a few minutes later.
It was a windy but otherwise pleasant Saturday afternoon on Nov. 9 — ideal for the beginning of work for a new sports venue in Decatur, but downright lousy for the actual sport itself.