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August 29th, 2014

At the Farmer's Market

August 29, 2014

     Chad L. Hunter, who manages the Decatur Farmer’s Market, was at the market Thursday afternoon with some of his produce.

 

August 28th

Hospital initiates annexation plan

August 28, 2014

    The city of Decatur will grow by approximately 140 acres if action taken by the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees is approved by governmental officials.
    The trustees unanimously adopted a voluntary petition for annexation prepared by hospital attorney Adam Miller that would shift property — including the ground the hospital and Adams Woodcrest occupy — to be within the city limits instead of being rural property.

Courthouse, Service Complex in need of more repair work

August 28, 2014

    The Adams County Courthouse and Service Complex continue to require upgrades and improvements, Building Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer informed the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday.

City hall work closes 2nd Street

August 28, 2014

     A large crane blocked a portion of 2nd Street in downtown Decatur Wednesday morning as air conditioning units were lifted off the former bank building that will — in the near future — serve as the new home for Decatur City Hall. According to City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, the units were removed to allow crews to do roof repairs and will be reinstalled at a later date.

 

August 27th

99-year-old WW II vet to make Honor Flight trip

August 27, 2014

     Fred Edgell will claim the honor of being the oldest Veteran to go to Washington, D.C., on Honor Flight  No. 14 of Northeast Indiana when the group departs Oct. 1. Edgell is a World War II veteran and a resident at Adams Heritage Nursing Facility in Monroeville. He will celebrate his 99th birthday Sept. 17.
    Egdell will be accompanied by his guardian, Chris Mowery, a physical therapy assistant employed by Adams Health Network.  
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

Berne council settles garage sale debate on a split decision

August 27, 2014

    A discussion that spanned three city council meetings during the past six weeks regarding a garage sale ordinance designed to regulate the duration and number of rummage sales in Berne has finally come to an end.

Work on Poilice Department progressing

August 27, 2014

     Work on the new Decatur Police Department building continued to progress as Ed Spangler of Piqua Repairs used a crane to set the roof rafters in place earlier this week.
 

August 26th

Decatur sweetens court site deal

August 26, 2014

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to officially ask them to consider locating the planned new superior court complex on 1st Street — at the site where the adandoned Schaeffer building currently sits — rather than a location on 3rd Street, where demolishing the Collier Insurance Building and a private residence to accommodate the construction would be required to complete the construction.

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.
 

 

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