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March 7th, 2014
Spotlight 2014, the annual business expo sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Bellmont Middle School. The event highlights area businesses, industries and organizations and provides visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Decatur community.
Highlights this year include WZBD free bingo, the Rotary community auction and Razz-M-Jazz Dancers. Chain saw carving returns this year, with demonstrations at the front entrance of the school.
Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg appeared before Adams County Commissioners this week to request their signature on a contract with Chase Bank for the issuance of credit cards to be used by county officeholders in the conduct of county business.
Several guests and residents of Hocker Street attended Thursday evening’s meeting of the Monroe Town Council to discuss serious flooding issues they believe are the responsibility of the town to address.
Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel is urging local business and industry leaders to check with their insurance carriers and underwriters to learn if they use the ISO survey which, according to the chief, could lead to lower insurance rates for the firms.
An ongoing dispute between neighbors has escalated to the point of frustration for Geneva Town Marshall Rob Johnson, who asked Geneva Town Council at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting about what his options might be in resolving the continuing feud.
A county-record 14 first-year beef members signed up for participation in this year’s Adams County 4-H program and were among 4-Hers who checked in 90 head of beef steers, commercial heifers and dairy steers during Saturday’s weigh-in at the fairgrounds in Monroe.
Photo by J Swygart
The city of Decatur’s twin projects to provide funding for renovation of a building to be used for a new city hall plus the construction of an all-new police station continued moving ahead at city council’s meeting Tuesday night.
Adams County Sanitarian and Environmental Director Terry Smith, along with Health Board Attorney Adam Miller, appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday evening to address lingering concerns associated with the infestation of bed bugs reported at Geneva Shores Apartments by area residents.
Five Bellmont High School seniors kept a tradition alive by walking down U.S. 224 from Decatur to Norwell High School Tuesday in show of support to the BHS basketball team, which opened sectional tournament play. The trek reportedly took four hours and 15 minutes. Driving the escort truck was Jimmy Sheets, while walkers included Tyler Fenwick, Ross Smith, Jordan Corral, Alex Diaz and Connor Martz. The Braves’ tourney trail ended with a 52-27 loss to Columbia City.
“We had the privilege of plowing some more snow yesterday,” Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel quipped when beginning his report to the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting in the Service Complex Monday afternoon.