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June 18th, 2014

Pay raise okayed for city employees

June 18, 2014

    It appears city of Decatur employees will be getting an $850 across-the-board wage increase for 2015.
    Following a half-hour debate — not about whether there should be a wage hike, but how much could be afforded — council went with the $850 at its meeting Tuesday night. There was, however, a stipulation added: “If the city has the ability to fund it.” That won’t be determined until later in the year, but council seemed determined to fund an increase.

Golden Meadows water quality tests come back ‘safe’

June 18, 2014

    Indicating his intention to do so on a regular monthly basis, Golden Meadow Home Administrator Tom Magnan appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update the board on matters pertaining to the county facility.

Vintage cars will take over city Friday for Motor Sports Fest

June 18, 2014

     The 14th annual Motor Sports Festival car show, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, comes to downtown Decatur from 4-9 p.m. Friday. The show annually attracts more than 100 vehicles to the city, including antique, classics, hot rods, motorcycles and — new this year — “rat rods.”

June 17th

Community Corrections staffing woes unresolved

June 17, 2014

    Adams County Community Corrections Executive Director Ian Gilbert appeared before Adams County Council last week in support of a proposal originally made by Treasurer Tom Kruekeberg last fall to allow for the use of credit cards by county officials.

The Flat 50 Plus bicycle tour comes to Decatur Saturday

June 17, 2014

     The Flat 50 Plus bicycle Ttour of 2014, organized by Adams County’s Blazing Saddles Bicycle Club, is scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday  at Bellmont High School.  The Flat 50 Plus, currently in its 24th year, offers five routes consisting of either 20, 30, 50, 62 or 100 miles throughout Adams County and the surrounding area.  This year The Flat 50 Plus has added two new elements — Strava segments and chip timing to all routes.                 

Art worlds combine for 2014 Decatur Sculpture Tour kickoff

June 17, 2014

     The performing arts combined with the visual arts Friday evening in downtown Decatur for the kickoff of the 2014 Decatur Sculpture Tour. Performers from the Decatur Dance Academy kicked off the evening with a performance on 2nd Street.
 

June 16th

Fundraising efforts for Berne plaza pavilion will conclude June 30

June 16, 2014

     The fundraising committee of Berne Community  Development Corporation has announced the capital campaign for the Muensterberg plaza pavilion will end June 30.  
    According to a CDC spokesperson, to date more than $508,000 has been contributed for the final improvements and future maintenance/endowment.  The closing date of the campaign will give sufficient time to order the donor plaques to be installed at the pavilion site by the dedication date, scheduled for Aug. 23, organizers said.

Annual Touch-a-Truck event held Saturday

June 16, 2014

     Hayden McClory, in the gray shirt,and his brother Lucas had the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck Saturday during the annual Touch-A-Truck event sponsored by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Rec Department. Dad Jeff prepares to help the young boys down from their lofty perch.
 

Rockford Days: Crafts, food and more

June 16, 2014

     The annual Rockford Days festival was held over the just-completed weekend in the Ohio village. Jeannine Roedinger, above, a member of the Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers, provided demonstrations on Saturday.
 

June 13th

Amish sewer requirements to be defined

June 13, 2014

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of trustees is requesting guidance and assistance from other county officials in establishing a policy governing who will be required to hook into a fledgling sanitary sewer system and who will be omitted from the project.
    The board will turn to the county commissioners and the county board of health in establishing guidelines for participation in the sewer project — specifically as those policies pertain to members of the Amish community.

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