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November 23rd, 2012

Raymond B. Schultz

November 23, 2012

     Raymond B. Schultz, 90, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born in Adams County on October 30, 1922, to the late Julius C. and Isabel (Bernard) Schultz.
    Raymond married M. Maxine Steigmeyer on May 6, 1947.
    He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and of its Holy Name Society, and was also a member of the Moose Lodge 1311. He retired in 1981 from Teeple Truck Line after 32 years of service.

Voting on sculptures nearing end

November 23, 2012

    The Decatur Sculpture Walk committee has announced that People’s Choice voting continues through the end of November. Ballots for your favorite sculpture can be picked up and cast at the Adams Public Library in Decatur or the Adams County Community Foundation office.
     The People’s Choice Award will be announced in December. Other prizes will be awarded for the Mayor’s Choice Award, the David Smith Award, and the Decatur Sculpture Walk Committee Award.

Questions...and more questions

November 23, 2012

    Questions, questions; everyone has questions. Like, where does all that stuff go? Or, where did all that stuff come from?
    Last week's demolishing of a downtown building stirred considerable interest in these parts. And why not? When was the last time such a large building was demolished in Decatur?
    In Vegas, they do it all the time. But not here.

Council puts time limit on speakers...maybe

November 23, 2012

    A recent diatribe against state and federal governments has led Decatur City Council to establish some guidelines for members of the public who wish to speak at council meetings.
    Some basic restrictions were put in place, but they are restrictions which can be moved aside at the discretion of the person in charge of the meeting.

Magdalena S. Eicher

November 23, 2012

    Magdalena S. Eicher, 80, of rural Geneva, died Wednesday at her residence.

Frank Sardella

November 23, 2012

    Frank Sardella, 86 of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Laurels of Shanehill Nursing Home in Rockford, Ohio.
    Frank was born in Beaver Lake, New Jersey, on April 17, 1926, to the late Albert and Paulino (Venturino) Sardella.
    He married Marjorie L. Gase Stetler on November 18, 1972.; she preceded him in death on October 6, 2012.

November 21st

Young Braves fall to athletic Generals; Stars and Jets win

November 21, 2012

 

     The Wayne Generals came calling at the Teepee Wednesday in the traditional season opening game between the Generals and the Bellmont Braves and with the exception of a quick turnover to start the game and another quick miscue to start the third period, Wayne did little wrong enroute to hammering out a 75-45 victory over the Braves.

Chinese delegation to visit

November 21, 2012

    A delegation from Decatur's potential sister city in China will be visiting here next Monday and Tuesday.
    The eight men from Jiaojiang will arrive in Decatur late Sunday night and be greeted. They then will be picked up by a local delegation — including Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Mackin — early Monday for a tour of the city, with several scheduled stops.

Jobless rate holds at 6.6

November 21, 2012

    Adams County's unemployment rate remained at a four-year low during October, according to figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The latest state report showed the county with a jobless rate of 6.6 percent for the month, identical to September's reading and down .7 percent from the local unemployment rate in August.

City to set up disaster plan

November 21, 2012

    The names are all too familiar: Katrina, Joplin, Sandy, Henryville in Indiana, among them.
    In the wake of these horrific disasters in recent years, many communities have begun to look ahead, to attempt to make plans for dealing with disasters, either natural or man-made.
    The plan which will be put together for the City of Decatur of Decatur was unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting by Eran Hackman of the Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

 

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