November 1st, 2011
The annual Callithumpian parade was held under mild October skies Monday evening as characters of every description wound their way through the spectator-lined streets of Decatur for nearly 90 minutes.
The top three floats in the parade, as named by the Callithumpian Committee, were: first place, Decatur Daily Democrat; second, United Steel Workers Local 715; and third, Decatur Veterinary Hospital.
It will cost $852,500.
It will have a classroom, an exhibition area, a wildlife viewing area, a gift shop, restrooms, and an office.
It has been wished for for many years.
That, in a nutshell, describes the 4,000-square-foot visitor center which will rise by next fall beside the Limberlost State Historic Site (LSHS) in Geneva.
Two free programs designed to advise people in Adams County's Community Corrections (CC) system about how to eat healthily and manage their money better will start this month, led by a new staffer in the local Purdue University Extension Service office.
The project was revealed at Monday's meeting of the commissioners by county CC Director Ian Gilbert and Nancy Manuel, who joined the county's Purdue extension staff in September.
The Daily Democrat is continuing to experience problems getting our editions out due to a major breakdown at the newspaper's press plant.
Deliveries of print editions today and Tuesday may be delayed.
We continue to ask your understanding and patience, and thank you in advance for same.
TERRE HAUTE—South Adams junior Evan Liechty participated for the Starfires as an individual runner in the IHSAA boys state finals in cross country Saturday and finished 69th overall out of a field of 196 harriers.
Liechty posted a time of 16:34.3.
The Lady Starfires' soccer team received their all-conference selections this last week for the ACAC and came away with two players on the first team and three on the second team.
Making the first team squad was senior Brianna Nevil and junior Rachel Simon for the Stars. The Leo Lions placed five members of their squad on the first team to lead the conference, while Heritage placed four, and the Garrett Railroaders and Woodlan Warriors each added a player to round out the squad.
The rain which fell in Decatur this morning is expected to be long gone by tonight, with some rather nice weather predicted for the Callithumpian Parade in Decatur.
The official start time for the annual event is 6:57 p.m.
Last weekend was the busiest time for the Callithumpian Festival, with all events well-attended in good fall weather.
Hundreds of kids and adults attended the Safe Trick-or-Treat event in Safety Park on Saturday, as did Sunday's Trunk-and-Treat event downtown.
Sunday's Callithumpian Canter at Bellmont High School had a record number of five-kilometer runners, 160, and a record number of quilts, 229, were on display in a show at Riverside Center on Saturday.
The second fatal traffic accident in a month in Adams County occurred Saturday afternoon, claiming the life of a rural Monroe man.
The 12:36 p.m. tragedy on County Rd. 000 near CR 200 South caused the death of Andrew J. Hilty, 64, who died at the scene from a broken neck, according to a report from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
Teresa Annette Fisher, 59, of Liberty Center, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne .
She was born on August 31, 1952, in Wabash County Hospital to Roger J. and Maxine (Lewis) Noble. On March 13, 1973, in Huntington, she married Terry L. Fisher. They shared 34 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on November 4, 2007.