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April 18th, 2013

Demolition launched today

April 18, 2013

    The long-awaited demolition of the former city street department garage got under way early this morning.
    Street/Sanitaiton Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the entire project is likely to be completed in some 36 days, by May 17, or possibly earlier.
    The main building could be down as soon as the first of next week, he said.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.
 

Storm water department flushed away

April 18, 2013

    Nothing stays the same, the old saying goes, and Decatur City Council is proving that adage by eliminating the storm water department it created only nine years ago, in 2004.
    There are good reasons, laid out by City Attorney Tim Baker at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

BHS play to open Saturday

April 18, 2013

    Over 30 Bellmont students are involved in the production of "Midsummer/Jersey," which will be presented on the stage of the schools' Erekson Theater this Saturday and Sunday.
    Students are involved in the production as cast and/or crew members.  Many students actors are playing more than one role.
    The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Reserved seats are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors citizens, and are in the lower sections of the theatre. 

April 17th

Maxine R. Lehman

April 17, 2013

    Maxine R. Lehman, 91, Berne, passed away Monday morning, April 15, 2013, at Swiss Village.
    Maxine was born to the late Gilbert and Minnie (Depp) Stucky on September 20, 1921, in Adams County.
    She married Roger "Pete" Augsburger, who died in 1972, and Wilmer "Cy" Lehman, who died in 2006.

Michael D. Lemmon

April 17, 2013

    Michael D. Lemmon, 48, of Fort Wayne, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Dora R. Tarkington

April 17, 2013

    Dora R. "Becky" Tarkington, 80, of Berne, died Tuesday morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.

New Farmers Market site likely

April 17, 2013

    The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks came up at last night's city council meeting, as did another warm-weather (mostly) event: the Farmers Market.
    The popular weekly market is likely to get another new home, its fourth, the First St. parking lot, and a new supervisor, Chad Hunter.
    Wes Kuntzman, director of the Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, introduced Hunter to council, then put forth some plans for this year's market, again to be held Thursday afternoons, starting June 6.

Fourth fireworks festival forming

April 17, 2013

    It may seem a bit hard to believe, given this spring's weather, but plans are being formulated for Decatur's annual Fourth of July fireworks show.
    Longtime chief organizer Adam Eguia was on hand at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting to outline some details for the 21st fireworks display and to request the city's annual financial contribution of $375, which was granted, along with permission to hold the event.

Donations for auction are being sought

April 17, 2013

    Volunteers from Golden Meadows Home are contacting Adams County businesses, groups and individuals  regarding the donation of products, services, or gift certificates for Golden Meadows' 19th annual auction.
    The auction, which benefits the Special Needs Resident Fund at the home – will be held on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility's grounds at 3646N 200E in rural Decatur.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Harvey dominates in Squaws’ track win

April 17, 2013

    KENDALLVILLE—A highly anticipated match-up between two of the state's top sprinters turned out decidedly in Bellmont's favor Tuesday night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference girls track triangular meet at East Noble.
    The Squaws easily won with 80 points while the host Knights were second at 50 and Homestead was a distant third at 37 in a meet that also featured a new Bellmont school record in the long jump.

Tonight the Squaws look to end their losing streak against the visiting Blackhawk Christian Lady...
    KENDALLVILLE — "We would not have won, but a big difference in the...

 

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