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April 28th, 2015
After a week of less than spring-like weather, the skies cleared and temperatures climbed to nearly 55 degrees Monday, allowing area school children — like these young ladies at Zion Lutheran Church and School — to enjoy recess outside.
Work on the Decatur’s East Monroe Street project is under way and “going fairly well at this point,” city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert told city council last week.
“In fact, they’re even a little bit ahead of schedule,” he added.
The intersection of Piqua Road and East Monroe Street is currently closed, but now has a potential reopening date of May 30, Gilbert added.
Joe Marbach as King Harold, Andrea Curtis as Little Fiona and Caitlyn Fitzgerald as Queen Lillian were among the characters to take the stage this weekend during Bellmont High School’s theater production of “Shrek the Musical.”
Operation Cleanup is ready to kick off its 2015 campaign, when the weather permits, Bill Karbach, the city of Decatur’s code enforcement officer, told city council Wednesday night.
This will be the fourth year for the effort, which began with the city’s 175th birthday celebration in 2011.
Decatur’s storm water rates could be doubling in the near future and going even higher in another year via a recommendation given city council on Wednesday night by Crowe Horwath, an accounting and consulting firm.
That may not be as overwhelming as it seems, however, as the current average rate is $1.80 a month and would go to $3.50 and later $4.50, if approved. And approval is likely as city officials have on several occasions stressed the need to boost rates in order to fund capital improvement projects.
Adams County Director of Forestry Dwight Pierce, in brown shirt, had a few volunteers to help plant two new trees at the Boys and Girls Club in Decatur Thursday as part of today’s annual Arbor Day celebration. The trees were planted in honor of the late Ralph Biggs and the late John Kintz in memory of their years of involvement with the club.
Joe Marbach as a knight, Chelsea Henkenius as Gingy, Quentin Geels as Lord Farquaad and Evan Anderson and Eviyon Wygant as a knights are among the cast of characters who will take the stage tonight and Saturday at the BHS Erekson Theatre during the school’s production of “Shrek The Musical.” Both performances are at 7 p.m.
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A faulty meter reading has led Adams Memorial Hospital/Woodcrest to seek annexation from the city of Decatur. But local officials, through generally agreeable to the idea, are holding off while awaiting some new figures.
The 15th Honor Flight, hosted by Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, took off Wednesday morning from the Fort Wayne Air National Guard base. The flight included World War II veterans and volunteers for a day of touring Washington, D.C. to see the different veterans’ memorials. Decatur resident Richard Scheumann was among the vets on Wednesday’s flight. Monroe businessman Paul Zurcher was also scheduled to be a part of the Honor Flight but was unable to attend.