February 6th, 2015
Decatur’s new city hall is bringing about some new services to be offered, several of which were debated at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
With all the technological features in the new building, all council meetings are now recorded and will be available to the public on YouTube within a couple of weeks.
Decatur’s first bid for a Stellar Communities grant wasn’t successful, but one of the projects in its bid is moving forward.
City council on Tuesday night authorized providing $2,500 to the Decatur Main Street group to fund a survey of the Five Points intersection — which in the future could possibly become a roundabout.
In honor of Catholic Schools Week, St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Decatur honors volunteers who have made a difference in the school and community.
This year’s Distinguished Graduate is Dave Terveer. He graduated from Decatur Catholic in 1942. Terveer was hired at Decatur Catholic to teach social studies and health and safety in 1948. He is the father of three children — Mike, Liz and Pat, all of whom attended St. Joseph School.
Phyllis Whitright has announced her candidacy for a fifth term as clerk-treasurer for the city of Decatur.
Whitright, a Democrat, is treasurer of the Decatur Redevelopment Commission and the Decatur Main Street organizational committee, a board member of the Adams County Commission of Public Records and a member of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers.
8:32 a.m. LATEST UPDATE: North Adams Community Schools, St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial schools have now closed for the day. South Adams is operating on a 2 hour delay and Adams Central is now running on a 3 hour delay. In neighboring Ohio, Parkway Local, Van Wert City Schools and Vantage Career Center are on a 2 hour delay while Crestview Local is now running on a 3 hour delay. Jay County Schools are running on a 3 hour delay. Northern Wells, Bluffton-Harrison and Southern Wells are now closed. We will update this information as needed.
Decatur now has two city halls and it is proceeding on unloading the previous structure.
Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that two appraisals of the value of the building have been received: $53,000 from Steve Kreigh Enterprises of Decatur and $75,000 from Complete Appraisal Service of Bluffton.
Berne Mayor Bill McKean has announced he will seek a second term in office and has filed the necessary paperwork to run as a candidate in the May primary election.
McKean, a Republican, took over the mayor’s office Jan. 1, 2012, after soaring to an easy victory over Democrat Ray Gill in the November 2011 general election.
Decatur Street Department crews worked to move a big pile of snow left from a plow Tuesday morning in front of the post office in anticipation of more snow that was expected (but never materialized). Three trucks were making circles between piles of snow and the compost farm, where they were piling the snow.
A long talk with his late father convinced Mike Miller he should run for mayor of Decatur. His dad, Harold, knew something about the job, having served three terms, 12 years, as mayor.
So Miller announced Monday he will seek the Democratic nomination in this year’s primary.
Mayor John Schultz has announced that he will not seek a third term. The only Republican candidate at this time is Ken Meyer, a member of city council. The filing deadline is noon Friday.
Tonight the Braves entertain the Mississinewa Indians in a potential sectional preview at the Teepee. The varsity tip-off is slated for 7:45 p.m. and the pre-game show will be set for launch around 15 minutes after the JV conclusion. Tune in to watch the Braves go for win number 6!
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