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June 20th, 2014

Hoagland Days is under way

June 20, 2014

     Three-year-old Sydney Stephenson had the pedal to the metal as she rode one of the midway rides Thursday evening as the annual Hoagland Days festival kicked off its three-day run. A schedule of events for the festival appears on Page 2 of today’s Democrat.

 

June 19th

Cross Creek golf camp results

June 19, 2014

    The 2014 Cross Creek Golf Camp held their annual tourney at the end of their experience on the course throughout June.
    The divisions included girls in groups of 8-9 years old, 10-11, and 14-15, while the boys were split into 7-10 year olds, 10-11s, 12-13s, and 14 and older.

Kenneth E. Yoder

June 19, 2014

    Kenneth E. Yoder, 87, Berne, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Hospital.
    Among survivors are his wife, Jeannette Yoder; daughter, Jennifer L. Grigson of Garland, Texas; son, Jay (Ronda) Yoder of Mishawaka; and sisters, Darlene (Claren) Lehman, Alice Ehrman, Janis (Leonard) Balsiger, all of Berne.

Erna Bultemeier Tuttle

June 19, 2014

    Erna Bultemeier Tuttle, born Sept 30,1924, near Decatur, passed away quietly May 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Her family meant everything to her. She moved from Snow Lake to Las Vegas after the passing of husband, Richard, in 1989 to be near “her beautiful family.” She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all.

Final meeting emotional for retiring chief

June 19, 2014

    Warmth, friendliness and sincere praise filled council chambers Tuesday night as the city administration, Decatur council and department heads bid farewell to retiring Police Chief Ken Ketzler, attending his final council meeting as chief.
    “We say thanks, but I don’t think we can say that enough,” Mayor John Schultz said prior to the reading of a resolution filled with appreciation and praise for Ketzler.

Classic car enthusiasts visit Decatur

June 19, 2014

     Approximately 75 car enthusiasts, part of the Defiance chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and known as the Farm Boys Tour, were in Decatur Wednesday as part of the group’s 32nd annual tour. The group always tours at this time of year “so the farm boys would be finished planting and could ‘go play’ with their cars,” according to a news release. The group visited and toured Thunderbird Products as part of their annual gathering. More photos appear on Page 2 of today's print and online editions.

Classic car enthusiasts visit Decatur

June 19, 2014

     Approximately 75 car enthusiasts, part of the Defiance chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and known as the Farm Boys Tour, were in Decatur Wednesday as part of the group’s 32nd annual tour. The group always tours at this time of year “so the farm boys would be finished planting and could ‘go play’ with their cars,” according to a news release. The group visited and toured Thunderbird Products as part of their annual gathering. More photos appear on Page 2 of today's print and online editions.

Work to begin soon on demolition at Decatur Plaza; part of I&M’s transmission line upgrade

June 19, 2014

     A spokesman for Indiana and Michigan Power reported Wednesday most of the parking lot at the largely-vacant Decatur Plaza shopping center on the north edge of the city will close within days in anticipation of work to make way for a future I&M substation.
    According to Communications Consultant Tracy Warner, the project is part of a “major enhancement of I&M’s transmission system in the area.” The project will increase reliability of electric service in Adams County, Warner said.

June 18th

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.

DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament...
MONSTER TOURNEY WINNERS—The Monroe Youth League hosted their sixth annual Monster Softball...

 

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