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August 22nd, 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.
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.
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.
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:
A second appraisal has been received for the 162-acre Miller property, under consideration for purchase by Adams County for the construction of a new county jail, with Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informing Adams County Commissioners Monday the two appraisals each came in above the asking price of $1.1 million.
Traffic at 2nd and Monroe streets in Decatur may be limited or even banned for a few hours Wednesday as air conditioning units are removed by a large crane from the top of the onetime hospital/First State Bank building that will soon become Decatur’s new city hall.
A one-year contract between North Adams Community Schools and the district’s teachers association was ratified by school board members Tuesday evening during a special board meeting. The collective bargaining agreement was approved last week by the North Adams Teachers Association members.
Superintendent Brent Lehman termed the pact “pretty much the same contract” as was executed last year with the district’s teachers.
Unemployment in Adams County continues to be at its lowest levels in more than six years, according to the monthly jobless report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Tuesday’s report set the county’s jobless rate for July at 5.1 percent, down slightly from June’s 5.3 percent reading and well below the 7.4 percent jobless rate one year earlier.
Late summer days are often referred to as Dog Days, but this year’s unseasonably cool weather has been more to the liking of this amphibian.
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